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Badge for Create and Manage Cloud Resources Create and Manage Cloud Resources Earned Jan 20, 2024 EST
Badge for Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Earned Jan 19, 2024 EST
Badge for Baseline: Data, ML, AI Baseline: Data, ML, AI Earned Jan 19, 2024 EST
Badge for Data Catalog Fundamentals Data Catalog Fundamentals Earned Aug 11, 2022 EDT
Badge for Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads - Locales Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads - Locales Earned Apr 22, 2022 EDT
Badge for Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations - Locales Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations - Locales Earned Apr 11, 2022 EDT
Badge for Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales Earned Mar 16, 2022 EDT
Badge for Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud Earned Feb 28, 2022 EST
Badge for Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales Earned Dec 30, 2021 EST
Badge for Build and Optimize Data Warehouses with BigQuery Build and Optimize Data Warehouses with BigQuery Earned Aug 21, 2021 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud Earned Aug 12, 2021 EDT
Badge for Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud Earned Aug 7, 2021 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking & Security in Google Cloud Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking & Security in Google Cloud Earned Aug 7, 2021 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud Earned Jul 31, 2021 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals - Locales Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals - Locales Earned Jul 20, 2021 EDT
Badge for Integrate with Machine Learning APIs Integrate with Machine Learning APIs Earned Jul 11, 2021 EDT
Badge for Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI Earned Jun 26, 2021 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED IoT in the Google Cloud DEPRECATED IoT in the Google Cloud Earned Jun 16, 2021 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED Explore Machine Learning Models with Explainable AI DEPRECATED Explore Machine Learning Models with Explainable AI Earned Jun 14, 2021 EDT
Badge for Cloud Architecture Cloud Architecture Earned Jun 9, 2021 EDT
Badge for Engineer Data in Google Cloud Engineer Data in Google Cloud Earned Jun 8, 2021 EDT
Badge for Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud Earned Jun 7, 2021 EDT
Badge for [DEPRECATED] Building Advanced Codeless Pipelines on Cloud Data Fusion [DEPRECATED] Building Advanced Codeless Pipelines on Cloud Data Fusion Earned Jun 2, 2021 EDT
Badge for Create and Manage Cloud Resources Create and Manage Cloud Resources Earned May 29, 2021 EDT
Badge for Building Codeless Pipelines on Cloud Data Fusion Building Codeless Pipelines on Cloud Data Fusion Earned May 26, 2021 EDT
Badge for Create ML Models with BigQuery ML Create ML Models with BigQuery ML Earned May 7, 2021 EDT
Badge for Data Science on Google Cloud: Machine Learning Data Science on Google Cloud: Machine Learning Earned May 6, 2021 EDT
Badge for Applying BigQuery ML's Classification, Regression, and Demand Forecasting for Retail Applications Applying BigQuery ML's Classification, Regression, and Demand Forecasting for Retail Applications Earned Apr 22, 2021 EDT
Badge for BigQuery for Marketing Analysts BigQuery for Marketing Analysts Earned Apr 19, 2021 EDT
Badge for Insights from Data with BigQuery Insights from Data with BigQuery Earned Apr 19, 2021 EDT
Badge for [DEPRECATED] Data Engineering [DEPRECATED] Data Engineering Earned Apr 5, 2021 EDT
Badge for Cloud SQL Cloud SQL Earned Mar 30, 2021 EDT
Badge for Deprecated Kubernetes Solutions Deprecated Kubernetes Solutions Earned Mar 10, 2021 EST
Badge for GKE & Anthos GKE & Anthos Earned Feb 19, 2021 EST
Badge for Intro to BigQuery: Analytics & Machine Learning Intro to BigQuery: Analytics & Machine Learning Earned Feb 19, 2021 EST
Badge for Kubernetes in Google Cloud Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Feb 17, 2021 EST
Badge for Data Science on Google Cloud Data Science on Google Cloud Earned Jan 5, 2021 EST
Badge for Confluent on Google Cloud Confluent on Google Cloud Earned Nov 5, 2020 EST
Badge for BigQuery for Data Warehousing I BigQuery for Data Warehousing I Earned Oct 30, 2020 EDT
Badge for Cloud Hero: Data & ML Cloud Hero: Data & ML Earned Oct 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Baseline: Data, ML, AI Baseline: Data, ML, AI Earned Oct 14, 2020 EDT
Badge for Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Earned Aug 31, 2020 EDT
Badge for Scientific Data Processing Scientific Data Processing Earned Jul 11, 2020 EDT
Badge for BigQuery for Data Warehousing BigQuery for Data Warehousing Earned Jul 1, 2020 EDT
Badge for Intro to ML: Image Processing Intro to ML: Image Processing Earned Jun 24, 2020 EDT
Badge for Machine Learning APIs Machine Learning APIs Earned Jun 16, 2020 EDT

Earn a skill badge by completing the Create and Manage Cloud Resources quest, where you learn how to do the following: Write gcloud commands and use Cloud Shell, create and deploy virtual machines in Compute Engine, run containerized applications on Google Kubernetes Engine, and configure network and HTTP load balancers. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge quest, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud quest, where you learn how to build and connect storage-centric cloud infrastructure using the basic capabilities of the of the following technologies: Cloud Storage, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Functions, and Pub/Sub. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge quest, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are today’s hot computing topics, but these fields are quite specialized and introductory material is hard to come by. Fortunately, Google Cloud provides user-friendly services in these areas, and with this introductory-level quest, so you can take your first steps with tools like Big Query, Cloud Speech API, and AI Platform. Want extra help? 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.

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Data Catalog is a fully managed and scalable metadata management service that empowers organizations to quickly discover, understand, and manage all of their data. In this quest you will start small by learning how to search and tag data assets and metadata with Data Catalog. After learning how to build your own tag templates that map to BigQuery table data, you will learn how to build MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLServer to Data Catalog Connectors.

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This course, Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads - Locales, is intended for non-English learners. If you want to take this course in English, please enroll in Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads. In this course, "Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads," you learn about performing Kubernetes operations; creating and managing deployments; the tools of GKE networking; and how to give your Kubernetes workloads persistent storage. This is the second course of the Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine series. After completing this course, enroll in the Reliable Google Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process course or the Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Foundations with Anthos course.

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"This course, Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations - Locales, is intended for non-English learners. If you want to take this course in English, please enroll in Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations". In this course, "Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Foundations," you get a review of the layout and principles of Google Cloud, followed by an introduction to creating and managing software containers and an introduction to the architecture of Kubernetes. This is the first course of the Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine series. After completing this course, enroll in the Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Workloads course.

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This course, Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales, is intended for non-English learners. If you want to take this course in English, please enroll in Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud. The two key components of any data pipeline are data lakes and warehouses. This course highlights use-cases for each type of storage and dives into the available data lake and warehouse solutions on Google Cloud in technical detail. Also, this course describes the role of a data engineer, the benefits of a successful data pipeline to business operations, and examines why data engineering should be done in a cloud environment. This is the first course of the Data Engineering on Google Cloud series. After completing this course, enroll in the Building Batch Data Pipelines on Google Cloud course.

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The two key components of any data pipeline are data lakes and warehouses. This course highlights use-cases for each type of storage and dives into the available data lake and warehouse solutions on Google Cloud in technical detail. Also, this course describes the role of a data engineer, the benefits of a successful data pipeline to business operations, and examines why data engineering should be done in a cloud environment. This is the first course of the Data Engineering on Google Cloud series. After completing this course, enroll in the Building Batch Data Pipelines on Google Cloud course.

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This course, Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud - Locales, is intended for non-English learners. If you want to take this course in English, please enroll in Modernizing Data Lakes and Data Warehouses with Google Cloud. The two key components of any data pipeline are data lakes and warehouses. This course highlights use-cases for each type of storage and dives into the available data lake and warehouse solutions on Google Cloud in technical detail. Also, this course describes the role of a data engineer, the benefits of a successful data pipeline to business operations, and examines why data engineering should be done in a cloud environment. This is the first course of the Data Engineering on Google Cloud series. After completing this course, enroll in the Building Batch Data Pipelines on Google Cloud course.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Build and Optimize Data Warehouses with BigQuery course, where you will learn how to transform your data warehouse using BigQuery. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete the skill badge course, and final assessment challenge lab, to receive a digital badge that you can share with your network. For practice with BigQuery fundamentals (including working with the console and command line), complete the course titled BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts.

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The Google Cloud Computing Foundations courses are for individuals with little to no background or experience in cloud computing. They provide an overview of concepts central to cloud basics, big data, and machine learning, and where and how Google Cloud fits in. By the end of the series of courses, learners will be able to articulate these concepts and demonstrate some hands-on skills. The courses should be completed in the following order: 1. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals 2. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud 3. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking and Security in Google Cloud 4. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud This final course in the series reviews managed big data services, machine learning and its value, and how to demonstrate your skill set in Google Cloud further by earning Skill Badges.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud quest, where you will learn about multiple networking-related resources to build, scale, and secure your applications on Google Cloud. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete the skill badge quest, and final assessment challenge lab, to receive a digital badge that you can share with your network.

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The Google Cloud Computing Foundations courses are for individuals with little to no background or experience in cloud computing. They provide an overview of concepts central to cloud basics, big data, and machine learning, and where and how Google Cloud fits in. By the end of the series of courses, learners will be able to articulate these concepts and demonstrate some hands-on skills. The courses should be completed in the following order: 1. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals 2. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud 3. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking and Security in Google Cloud 4. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud This third course covers cloud automation and management tools and building secure networks.

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The Google Cloud Computing Foundations courses are for individuals with little to no background or experience in cloud computing. They provide an overview of concepts central to cloud basics, big data, and machine learning, and where and how Google Cloud fits in. By the end of the series of courses, learners will be able to articulate these concepts and demonstrate some hands-on skills. The courses should be completed in the following order: 1. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals 2. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud 3. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking and Security in Google Cloud 4. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud

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This course, Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals - Locales, is intended for non-English learners. If you want to take this course in English, please enroll in Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals .The Google Cloud Computing Foundations courses are for individuals with little to no background or experience in cloud computing. They provide an overview of concepts central to cloud basics, big data, and machine learning, and where and how Google Cloud fits in. By the end of the series of courses, learners will be able to articulate these concepts and demonstrate some hands-on skills. The courses should be completed in the following order: 1. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Cloud Computing Fundamentals 2. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Infrastructure in Google Cloud 3. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Networking and Security in Google Cloud 4. Google Cloud Computing Foundations: Data, ML, and AI in Google Cloud …

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Integrate with Machine Learning APIs course, where you learn the basic features for the following machine learning and AI technologies: Cloud Vision API, Cloud Cloud Translation API, and Cloud Natural Language API. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge course, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI quest, where you will learn about the features of Contact Center AI, including how to Build a virtual agent, Design conversation flows for your virtual agent; Add a phone gateway to your virtual agent; Use Dialogflow for troubleshooting; Review logs and debug your virtual agent. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete the skill badge quest, and final assessment challenge lab, to receive a digital badge that you can share with your network.

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In this quest, you will learn about Google Cloud’s IoT Core service and its integration with other services like GCS, Dataprep, Stackdriver and Firestore. The labs in this quest use simulator code to mimic IOT devices and the learning here should empower you to implement the same streaming pipeline with real world IoT devices.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Explore Machine Learning Models with Explainable AI quest, where you will learn how to do the following using Explainable AI: build and deploy a model to an AI platform for serving (prediction), use the What-If Tool with an image recognition model, identify bias in mortgage data using the What-If Tool, and compare models using the What-If Tool to identify potential bias. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge quest and the final assessment challenge lab to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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This fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other quest offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Certification. From IAM, to networking, to Kubernetes engine deployment, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your Google Cloud knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, we recommend that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Engineer Data in Google Cloud course, where you will learn how to: Build data pipelines using Cloud Dataprep by Trifacta, Pub/Sub, and Dataflow; Use Cloud Storage, Dataflow, and BigQuery to perform ETL; Build a machine learning model using BigQuery ML; Use Cloud Composer to copy data across multiple locations. This course is a great resource for understanding topics that will appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer Certification. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete the skill badge course, and final assessment challenge lab, to receive a digital badge that you can share with your network.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks course, where you learn the basic features for the following machine learning, AI, and data technologies: Vertex AI, Dataprep by Trifacta, Dataflow, Dataproc, Cloud Natural Language API, Speech-to-Text API, and Video Intelligence API. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge course, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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This advanced-level Quest builds on its predecessor Quest, and offers hands-on practice on the more advanced data integration features available in Cloud Data Fusion, while sharing best practices to build more robust, reusable, dynamic pipelines. Learners get to try out the data lineage feature as well to derive interesting insights into their data’s history.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Create and Manage Cloud Resources quest, where you learn how to do the following: Write gcloud commands and use Cloud Shell, create and deploy virtual machines in Compute Engine, run containerized applications on Google Kubernetes Engine, and configure network and HTTP load balancers. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge quest, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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This quest offers hands-on practice with Cloud Data Fusion, a cloud-native, code-free, data integration platform. ETL Developers, Data Engineers and Analysts can greatly benefit from the pre-built transformations and connectors to build and deploy their pipelines without worrying about writing code. This Quest starts with a quickstart lab that familiarises learners with the Cloud Data Fusion UI. Learners then get to try running batch and realtime pipelines as well as using the built-in Wrangler plugin to perform some interesting transformations on data.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Create ML Models with BigQuery ML course, where you learn how to use BigQuery ML to: create machine learning models, create a classification model, create a forecasting model, and implement a chatbot using Dialogflow for dynamic real-time responses. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge course, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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This is the second of two Quests of hands-on labs derived from the exercises from the book Data Science on Google Cloud Platform, 2nd Edition by Valliappa Lakshmanan, published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. In this second Quest, covering chapter 9 through the end of the book, you extend the skills practiced in the first Quest, and run full-fledged machine learning jobs with state-of-the-art tools and real-world data sets, all using Google Cloud tools and services.

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In this quest you will learn how to use several BigQuery ML features to improve retail use cases. Predict the demand for bike rentals in NYC with demand forecasting, leverage regression to estimate the time it will take for a ticket to be solved with the help of an automated agent developed using Dialogflow, and see how to use BigQuery ML for a classification task that predicts the likelihood of a website visitor making a purchase.

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Want to turn your marketing data into insights and build dashboards? Bring all of your data into one place for large-scale analysis and model building. Get repeatable, scalable, and valuable insights into your data by learning how to query it and using BigQuery. BigQuery is Google's fully managed, NoOps, low cost analytics database. With BigQuery you can query terabytes and terabytes of data without having any infrastructure to manage or needing a database administrator. BigQuery uses SQL and can take advantage of the pay-as-you-go model. BigQuery allows you to focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Insights from Data with BigQuery course, where you learn about the following basic features of BigQuery: write SQL queries, create and manage database tables in Cloud SQL, query public tables, and load sample data into BigQuery, troubleshoot common Syntax errors with the Query Validator, use Google Apps Script, create a chart in Google Sheets, and export that data to Google Slides, and create reports in Google Data Studio by connecting to BigQuery data. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge course, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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This advanced-level quest is unique amongst the other catalog offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer Certification. From Big Query, to Dataprep, to Cloud Composer, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your Google Cloud data engineering knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, you will need other preparation, too. The exam is quite challenging and external studying, experience, and/or background in cloud data engineering is recommended. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of the Engineer Data in the Google Cloud to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Cloud SQL is a fully managed database service that stands out from its peers due to high performance, seamless integration, and impressive scalability. In this quest you will receive hands-on practice with the basics of Cloud SQL and quickly progress to advanced features, which you will apply to production frameworks and application environments. From creating instances and querying data with SQL, to building Deployment Manager scripts and connecting Cloud SQL instances with applications run on GKE containers, this quest will give you the knowledge and experience needed so you can start integrating this service right away.

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Containerized applications have changed the game and are here to stay. With Kubernetes, you can orchestrate containers with ease, and integration with the Google Cloud Platform is seamless. In this advanced-level quest, you will be exposed to a wide range of Kubernetes use cases and will get hands-on practice architecting solutions over the course of 8 labs. From building Slackbots with NodeJS, to deploying game servers on clusters, to running the Cloud Vision API, Kubernetes Solutions will show you first-hand how agile and powerful this container orchestration system is.

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Welcome to Cloud Hero, Gamers! Click "Join this Game". To modify your player name or avatar, go to your My Account page at https://google.qwiklabs.com. Points are earned by completing the steps in the lab.... and bonus points are earned for speed! Be sure to complete each lab by selecting the END option to get the maximum points. Please respect the GCP resource quotas that have been allocated. Otherwise, you'll waste your Game time and gain fewer points.

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Welcome Gamers! Today's game is all about experimenting with Big Query for Machine Learning! Use real life case studies to learn various concepts of BQML and have fun. Take labs to earn points. The faster you complete the lab objectives, the higher your score.

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Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system, and Google Kubernetes Engine was designed specifically to support managed Kubernetes deployments in Google Cloud. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images, containers, and deploying fully-fledged Kubernetes Engine applications. This quest will teach you the practical skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow. Looking for a hands-on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, finish the additional Challenge Lab at the end of the Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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This is the first of two Quests of hands-on labs is derived from the exercises from the book Data Science on Google Cloud Platform, 2nd Edition by Valliappa Lakshmanan, published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. In this first Quest, covering up through chapter 8, you are given the opportunity to practice all aspects of ingestion, preparation, processing, querying, exploring and visualizing data sets using Google Cloud tools and services.

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Organizations around the world rely on Apache Kafka to integrate existing systems in real time and build a new class of event streaming applications that unlock new business opportunities. Google and Confluent are in a partnership to deliver the best event streaming service based on Apache Kafka and to build event driven applications and big data pipelines on Google Cloud Platform. In this game, you will first learn how to deploy and create a streaming data pipeline with Apache Kafka. You will then perform hand-on labs on the different functionalities of the Confluent Platform including deploying and running Apache Kafka on GKE and developing a Streaming Microservices Application.

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Welcome Gamers! Have fun in today's game with Big Query concepts and Data Warehousing. Learn how to create new tables, pipelines and ingest dataets using Big Query. Take labs to earn points. The faster you complete the lab objectives, the higher your score.

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Cloud Hero is played around the world, in person and online. Today, you have the opportunity to become your a cloud hero! This game is all about how GCP helps you get the most out of your data. You will compete to see who can finish the game with the highest score. Earn the points by completing the steps in the lab.... and get bonus points for speed! Be sure to click "End" when you're done with each lab to get the maximum points. All players will be awarded the game badge.

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Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are today’s hot computing topics, but these fields are quite specialized and introductory material is hard to come by. Fortunately, Google Cloud provides user-friendly services in these areas, and with this introductory-level quest, so you can take your first steps with tools like Big Query, Cloud Speech API, and AI Platform. Want extra help? 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud quest, where you learn how to build and connect storage-centric cloud infrastructure using the basic capabilities of the of the following technologies: Cloud Storage, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Functions, and Pub/Sub. A skill badge is an exclusive digital badge issued by Google Cloud in recognition of your proficiency with Google Cloud products and services and tests your ability to apply your knowledge in an interactive hands-on environment. Complete this skill badge quest, and the final assessment challenge lab, to receive a skill badge that you can share with your network.

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Big data, machine learning, and scientific data? It sounds like the perfect match. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with GCP services like Big Query, Dataproc, and Tensorflow by applying them to use cases that employ real-life, scientific data sets. By getting experience with tasks like earthquake data analysis and satellite image aggregation, Scientific Data Processing will expand your skill set in big data and machine learning so you can start tackling your own problems across a spectrum of scientific disciplines.

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Looking to build or optimize your data warehouse? Learn best practices to Extract, Transform, and Load your data into Google Cloud with BigQuery. In this series of interactive labs you will create and optimize your own data warehouse using a variety of large-scale BigQuery public datasets. BigQuery is Google's fully managed, NoOps, low cost analytics database. With BigQuery you can query terabytes and terabytes of data without having any infrastructure to manage or needing a database administrator. BigQuery uses SQL and can take advantage of the pay-as-you-go model. BigQuery allows you to focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of this quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Using large scale computing power to recognize patterns and "read" images is one of the foundational technologies in AI, from self-driving cars to facial recognition. The Google Cloud Platform provides world class speed and accuracy via systems that can utilized by simply calling APIs. With these and a host of other APIs, GCP has a tool for just about any machine learning job. In this introductory quest, you will get hands-on practice with machine learning as it applies to image processing by taking labs that will enable you to label images, detect faces and landmarks, as well as extract, analyze, and translate text from within images.

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It's no secret that machine learning is one of the fastest growing fields in tech, and Google Cloud has been instrumental in furthering its development. With a host of APIs, Google Cloud has a tool for just about any machine learning job. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with machine learning APIs by taking labs like Detect Labels, Faces, and Landmarks in Images with the Cloud Vision API. Looking for a hands-on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of this quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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