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Badge for Ensure Access & Identity in Google Cloud Ensure Access & Identity in Google Cloud Earned Jan 20, 2022 EST
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Security Challenge: Level 2 Learn to Earn Cloud Security Challenge: Level 2 Earned Jan 20, 2022 EST
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Security Challenge: Level 1 Learn to Earn Cloud Security Challenge: Level 1 Earned Jan 17, 2022 EST
Badge for Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine Earned Jan 16, 2022 EST
Badge for Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services Earned Dec 14, 2021 EST
Badge for Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation Essential Google Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation Earned Dec 12, 2021 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure Earned Dec 4, 2021 EST
Badge for Anthos Service Mesh Anthos Service Mesh Earned Nov 21, 2021 EST
Badge for Migrating MySQL data to Cloud SQL using Database Migration Service Migrating MySQL data to Cloud SQL using Database Migration Service Earned Nov 17, 2021 EST
Badge for Monitor and Log with Google Cloud Operations Suite Monitor and Log with Google Cloud Operations Suite Earned Oct 2, 2021 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud's Operations Suite Google Cloud's Operations Suite Earned Oct 2, 2021 EDT
Badge for Implement DevOps in Google Cloud Implement DevOps in Google Cloud Earned Oct 2, 2021 EDT
Badge for Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Jun 28, 2020 EDT
Badge for Set Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud Set Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud Earned Jun 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud Earned Jun 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud Earned Jun 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices Earned Jun 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Anthos: Service Mesh Anthos: Service Mesh Earned Jun 15, 2020 EDT
Badge for Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices: Security Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices: Security Earned Jun 14, 2020 EDT
Badge for Create and Manage Cloud Resources Create and Manage Cloud Resources Earned May 29, 2020 EDT
Badge for Cloud Engineering Cloud Engineering Earned Apr 5, 2020 EDT
Badge for DevOps Essentials DevOps Essentials Earned Oct 7, 2019 EDT
Badge for Kubernetes Solutions Kubernetes Solutions Earned Jun 28, 2019 EDT
Badge for Cloud Architecture Cloud Architecture Earned Jun 9, 2019 EDT
Badge for Kubernetes in Google Cloud Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Apr 15, 2019 EDT
Badge for Baseline: Data, ML, AI Baseline: Data, ML, AI Earned Apr 1, 2019 EDT
Badge for Baseline: Deploy & Develop Baseline: Deploy & Develop Earned Mar 14, 2019 EDT
Badge for Security & Identity Fundamentals Security & Identity Fundamentals Earned Mar 13, 2019 EDT
Badge for Baseline: Infrastructure Baseline: Infrastructure Earned Mar 11, 2019 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Essentials Google Cloud Essentials Earned Mar 7, 2019 EST

Earn a skill badge by completing the Ensure Access & Identity in Google Cloud quest, where you will learn about many fundamental features of cloud security, including how to recognize and assign roles and users using Identity and Access Management (IAM), assign predefined roles and create custom roles, create and manage service accounts, securely enable private connectivity between resources in multiple virtual private clouds (VPCs), restrict application access based on authentication using Identity-Aware Proxy, set up a secure Cloud Storage bucket and view related audit logs, manage keys and encrypted data using Key Management Service, create a private Kubernetes cluster where nodes are not publicly accessible. 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 as…

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These labs will give you a deeper understanding of security features in the cloud. These labs are a little more challenging. It’s OK to take a lab more than once to achieve a great score. Complete this game to earn the Level 2 game badge, and you'll be one step closer to completing the challenge. Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard!

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These labs help you get started with cloud security basics. At the end of each lab, you'll have hands-on experience with securing your cloud. Complete this game to earn the Level 1 game badge, and you'll be one step closer to completing the challenge. Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard!

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine quest, where you learn about security at scale on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) including how to: migrate containers from virtual machines to Google Kubernetes Engine, restrict network connections in GKE using firewalls and Network Policies, use role-based access controls (RBAC) in GKE, use Binary Authorization for security controls of your images, secure applications in GKE using 3 access levels: host, network, Kubernetes API, and harden GKE cluster configurations. 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 accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

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This accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud with a focus on Compute Engine. Through a combination of video lectures, demos, and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, virtual machines and applications services. You will learn how to use the Google Cloud through the console and Cloud Shell. You'll also learn about the role of a cloud architect, approaches to infrastructure design, and virtual networking configuration with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, and Firewall rules.

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Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure introduces important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud. Through videos and hands-on labs, this course presents and compares many of Google Cloud's computing and storage services, along with important resource and policy management tools.

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This intermediate-level quest is unique among Qwiklabs quests. These labs have been curated to give operators hands-on practice with Anthos—a new, open application modernization platform on Google Cloud. Anthos enables you to build and manage modern hybrid applications. Tasks include: installing service mesh, collecting telemetry, and securing your microservices with service mesh policies. This quest is composed of labs targeted to teach you everything you need to know to introduce service mesh, and Anthos, into your next hybrid cloud project.

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This advanced-level quest offers hands-on practice with migrating MySQL data to Cloud SQL using Database Migration Service. You will start with an introductory lab that briefly reviews how to get started with Cloud SQL for MySQL, including how to connect to Cloud SQL instances using the Cloud Console, then continue with two labs focused on migrating MySQL databases to Cloud SQL using different job types and connectivity options available in Database Migration Service. The quest ends with migrating MySQL user data when running Database Migration Service jobs.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Monitor and Log with Google Cloud Operations Suite quest, where you learn about common tasks when starting with Google Cloud's operations suite, including how to monitor virtual machines in Compute Engine; use Cloud Monitoring to monitor multiple projects; extend monitoring and logging for Cloud Functions; create and send custom metrics for application data; create Cloud Monitoring alerts based on custom metrics; adjust resources based on monitoring metrics. 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 fundamental-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of Google Cloud's operations suite, an important service for generating insights into the health of your applications. It provides a wealth of information in application monitoring, report logging, and diagnoses. The labs in this quest will give you hands-on practice with and will teach you how to monitor virtual machines, generate logs and alerts, and create custom metrics for application data. It is recommended that the students have at least earned a Badge by completing the Google Cloud Essentials Quest. Additional lab experience with the labs in the Baseline-Infrastructure Quest will also be useful. 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 Monitor and Log with Google Cloud Operations Suite to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Implement DevOps in Google Cloud quest, where you will learn about DevOps - an organizational and cultural movement that aims to increase software delivery velocity, improve service reliability, and build shared ownership among software stakeholders. Specifically, you will learn how to: create a git repository using Google Cloud Source Repositories, launch, manage, and scale deployments using Google Kubernetes Engine, set up a Kubernetes cluster and deploy Load Balancer type NGINX using Terraform; create and monitor a GKE cluster using Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging; use Jenkins on Kubernetes Engine to develop a continuous delivery pipeline. 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…

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud quest, where you will learn about Google Kubernetes Engine and multiple deployment approaches including how to: configure and build images to run and debug Docker containers, build Kubernetes Engine clusters, and manage them with kubectl, deploy Kubernetes applications using deployments and continuous delivery techniques. 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 Set Up and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud quest, where you learn multiple ways to deploy and monitor applications including how to: explore IAM rols and add/remove project access, create VPC networks, deploy and monitor Compute Engine VMs, write SQL queries, deploy and monitor VMs in Compute Engine, and deploy applications using Kubernetes with multiple deployment approaches. A skill badge is an exclusivedigital 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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Earn a skill badge by completing the Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud quest, where you will learn how to: use the gcloud CLI tool to set up and configure command features of Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM), deploy and scale a Web App on Google Compute Engine, provision a complete Kubernetes cluster using Google Container Engine (GKE) and break an application into microservices using Kubernetes’ Deployments and Services, perform basic networking tasks on Google Cloud Platform, view BigQuery logs inside Cloud Logging and set up a sink to export them back into BigQuery, and migrate a stand-alone PostgreSQL database to Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL using a continuous Database Migration Service job and VPC peering for conectivity. 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. Compl…

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Get Anthos Ready. Demand for Google Kubernetes Engine is growing, and customers are looking to Google and its partners to provide in-depth technical knowledge. This first Google Kubernetes Engine-centric Quest of best practices hands-on labs will get you started containerizing to modernize in place , and then managing your deployed apps and services -- with monitoring, tracing, and logging.

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This intermediate-level quest is unique among Qwiklabs quests. These labs have been curated to give operators hands-on practice with Anthos—a new, open application modernization platform on GCP. Anthos enables you to build and manage modern hybrid applications. Tasks include: installing service mesh, collecting telemetry, and securing your microservices with service mesh policies. This quest is composed of labs targeted to teach you everything you need to know to introduce service mesh, and Anthos, into your next hybrid cloud project.

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Get Anthos Ready. This second Google Kubernetes Engine-centric Quest of best practices hands-on labs focuses on security at scale when deploying and managing production GKE environments -- specifically role-based access control, hardening, VPC networking, and binary authorization. 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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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 fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other Qwiklabs offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer 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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Obtain a competitive advantage through DevOps. DevOps is an organizational and cultural movement that aims to increase software delivery velocity, improve service reliability, and build shared ownership among software stakeholders. In this quest you will learn how to use Google Cloud to improve the speed, stability, availability, and security of your software delivery capability. DevOps Research and Assessment has joined Google Cloud. How does your team measure up? Take this five question multiple-choice quiz and find out! 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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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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This fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other Qwiklabs 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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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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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 Qwiklabs has you covered 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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In this introductory-level quest, you will learn the fundamentals of developing and deploying applications on the Google Cloud Platform. You will get hands-on experience with the Google App Engine framework by launching applications written in languages like Python, Ruby, and Java (just to name a few). You will see first-hand how straightforward and powerful GCP application frameworks are, and how easily they integrate with GCP database, data-loss prevention, and security services.

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Security is an uncompromising feature of Google Cloud services, and Google Cloud has developed specific tools for ensuring safety and identity across your projects. In this fundamental-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with Google Cloud’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) service, which is the go-to for managing user and virtual machine accounts. You will get experience with network security by provisioning VPCs and VPNs, and learn what tools are available for security threat and data loss protections. 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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If you are a novice cloud developer looking for hands-on practice beyond Google Cloud Essentials, this quest is for you. You will get practical experience through labs that dive into Cloud Storage and other key application services like Stackdriver and Cloud Functions. By taking this quest, you will develop valuable skills that are applicable to any Google Cloud initiative. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for these labs.

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In this introductory-level Quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud’s fundamental tools and services. Google Cloud Essentials is the recommended first Quest for the Google Cloud learner - you will come in with little or no prior cloud knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first Google Cloud project. From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine or with load balancing, Google Cloud Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s basic features. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.

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