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Badge for Understanding LookML in Looker Understanding LookML in Looker Earned May 20, 2022 EDT
Badge for Monitor Environments with Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus Monitor Environments with Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus Earned Apr 10, 2022 EDT
Badge for Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform Earned Mar 19, 2022 EDT
Badge for Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine Earned Nov 2, 2021 EDT
Badge for Network Performance and Optimization Network Performance and Optimization Earned Oct 24, 2021 EDT
Badge for Create and Manage Cloud Resources Create and Manage Cloud Resources Earned Oct 21, 2021 EDT
Badge for Intro to ML: Language Processing Intro to ML: Language Processing Earned Oct 9, 2021 EDT
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Security Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Security Earned Sep 18, 2021 EDT
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Architecture Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Architecture Earned Sep 17, 2021 EDT
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Data Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Data Earned Sep 16, 2021 EDT
Badge for Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Essentials Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge: Essentials Earned Sep 15, 2021 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED IoT in the Google Cloud DEPRECATED IoT in the Google Cloud Earned Sep 14, 2021 EDT
Badge for Workspace: Add-ons Workspace: Add-ons Earned Mar 15, 2021 EDT
Badge for Big Data on AWS Big Data on AWS Earned Jan 30, 2021 EST
Badge for Digital Media Digital Media Earned Jan 25, 2021 EST
Badge for Websites & Web Apps Websites & Web Apps Earned Jan 17, 2021 EST
Badge for Compute & Networking Compute & Networking Earned Jan 17, 2021 EST
Badge for Storage & CDN Storage & CDN Earned Jan 10, 2021 EST
Badge for SysOps Administrator - Associate SysOps Administrator - Associate Earned Dec 29, 2020 EST
Badge for Corporate Apps on AWS for Windows Corporate Apps on AWS for Windows Earned Dec 13, 2020 EST
Badge for Deployment & Management Deployment & Management Earned Oct 5, 2020 EDT
Badge for Security on AWS Security on AWS Earned Oct 3, 2020 EDT
Badge for Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments with Google Cloud Earned Sep 25, 2020 EDT
Badge for Advanced Operations Using Amazon Redshift Advanced Operations Using Amazon Redshift Earned Sep 3, 2020 EDT
Badge for Serverless Design with AWS Lambda Serverless Design with AWS Lambda Earned Aug 29, 2020 EDT
Badge for Serverless Web Apps using Amazon DynamoDB Serverless Web Apps using Amazon DynamoDB Earned Jul 27, 2020 EDT
Badge for Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI Earned Jul 10, 2020 EDT
Badge for Network Security by Palo Alto Networks Network Security by Palo Alto Networks Earned Jul 9, 2020 EDT
Badge for Google Cloud Solutions II: Data and Machine Learning Google Cloud Solutions II: Data and Machine Learning Earned Jul 9, 2020 EDT
Badge for Scientific Data Processing Scientific Data Processing Earned Jul 6, 2020 EDT
Badge for Deployment Manager Deployment Manager Earned Jun 30, 2020 EDT
Badge for Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Jun 29, 2020 EDT
Badge for Managing Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform Managing Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform Earned Jun 28, 2020 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED Creating with Google Maps DEPRECATED Creating with Google Maps Earned Jun 25, 2020 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED Windows on Google Cloud DEPRECATED Windows on Google Cloud Earned Jun 7, 2020 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATE  Apigee Advanced DEPRECATE Apigee Advanced Earned Apr 26, 2020 EDT
Badge for Cloud SQL Cloud SQL Earned Apr 17, 2020 EDT
Badge for DEPRECATED Websites and Web Applications DEPRECATED Websites and Web Applications Earned Apr 6, 2020 EDT
Badge for Deploying Applications Deploying Applications Earned Apr 1, 2020 EDT
Badge for Intermediate ML: TensorFlow on Google Cloud Intermediate ML: TensorFlow on Google Cloud Earned Mar 11, 2020 EDT
Badge for Baseline: Data, ML, AI Baseline: Data, ML, AI Earned Mar 10, 2020 EDT
Badge for BigQuery for Machine Learning BigQuery for Machine Learning Earned Feb 17, 2020 EST
Badge for OK Google: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant OK Google: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant Earned Feb 10, 2020 EST
Badge for Intro to ML: Image Processing Intro to ML: Image Processing Earned Feb 10, 2020 EST
Badge for Machine Learning APIs Machine Learning APIs Earned Feb 10, 2020 EST
Badge for Advanced ML: ML Infrastructure Advanced ML: ML Infrastructure Earned Feb 1, 2020 EST
Badge for Data Science on Google Cloud: Machine Learning Data Science on Google Cloud: Machine Learning Earned Feb 1, 2020 EST
Badge for Data Science on Google Cloud Data Science on Google Cloud Earned Jan 29, 2020 EST
Badge for Exploring APIs Exploring APIs Earned Jan 23, 2020 EST
Badge for Data Engineering Data Engineering Earned Jan 19, 2020 EST
Badge for Cloud Healthcare API Cloud Healthcare API Earned Jan 15, 2020 EST
Badge for Kubernetes Solutions Kubernetes Solutions Earned Jan 15, 2020 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling Your Infrastructure Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling Your Infrastructure Earned Dec 31, 2019 EST
Badge for Cloud Development Cloud Development Earned Dec 31, 2019 EST
Badge for Networking in Google Cloud Networking in Google Cloud Earned Dec 30, 2019 EST
Badge for BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts Earned Dec 23, 2019 EST
Badge for BigQuery for Data Warehousing BigQuery for Data Warehousing Earned Dec 23, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Run Serverless Workshop Google Cloud Run Serverless Workshop Earned Dec 23, 2019 EST
Badge for Baseline: Deploy & Develop Baseline: Deploy & Develop Earned Dec 22, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Developer Essentials Google Developer Essentials Earned Dec 22, 2019 EST
Badge for Workspace Essentials Workspace Essentials Earned Dec 19, 2019 EST
Badge for Optimizing Your Google Cloud Costs Optimizing Your Google Cloud Costs Earned Dec 16, 2019 EST
Badge for App Modernization with Apigee App Modernization with Apigee Earned Dec 14, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Cloud's Operations Suite Google Cloud's Operations Suite Earned Dec 11, 2019 EST
Badge for Cloud Logging Cloud Logging Earned Dec 10, 2019 EST
Badge for Cloud Engineering Cloud Engineering Earned Dec 6, 2019 EST
Badge for Cloud Architecture Cloud Architecture Earned Dec 6, 2019 EST
Badge for Anthos: Service Mesh Anthos: Service Mesh Earned Dec 5, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices Earned Dec 4, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices: Security Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices: Security Earned Dec 1, 2019 EST
Badge for Kubernetes in Google Cloud Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Nov 30, 2019 EST
Badge for DevOps Essentials DevOps Essentials Earned Nov 22, 2019 EST
Badge for Security & Identity Fundamentals Security & Identity Fundamentals Earned Nov 20, 2019 EST
Badge for Baseline: Infrastructure Baseline: Infrastructure Earned Nov 20, 2019 EST
Badge for Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs Earned Nov 18, 2019 EST
Badge for Applied Data: Blockchain Applied Data: Blockchain Earned Nov 17, 2019 EST
Badge for BigQuery for Marketing Analysts BigQuery for Marketing Analysts Earned Nov 16, 2019 EST
Badge for BigQuery for Data Analysis BigQuery for Data Analysis Earned Nov 16, 2019 EST
Badge for Using the Cloud SDK Command Line Using the Cloud SDK Command Line Earned Nov 13, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Essentials Google Cloud Essentials Earned Nov 2, 2019 EDT

In this quest, you will get hands-on experience with LookML in Looker. You will learn how to write LookML code to create new dimensions and measures, create derived tables and join them to Explores, filter Explores, and define caching policies in LookML.

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Monitor Environments with Managed Service for Prometheus quest, where you learn Kubernetes Monitoring with Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus. 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, and the 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 Automating Infrastructure on Google Cloud with Terraform quest, where you will learn how to write infrastructure as code with Terraform. In this quest, you will get hands-on experience building, changing, and destroying infrastructure, managing local and remote state, importing infrastructure, and building your own modules. 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 Optimize Costs for Kubernetes Engine, where you learn about the following tools and techniques to help optimize resource usage and eliminate unnecessary costs on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): create and manage a multi tenant cluster, monitor resource usage by namespace, configure cluster and pod autoscaling, configure load balancing, and set up liveness and readiness probes. The videos and labs in this quest explore best practices for running cost-optimized Kubernetes applications on GKE. 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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If you want to take your GCP networking skills to the next level, look no further. This quest is composed of labs that cover real-life use cases and it will teach you best practices for overcoming common networking bottlenecks. From getting hands-on practice with testing and improving network performance, to integrating high-throughput VPNs and networking tiers, Network Performance and Optimization is an essential quest for GCP developers who are looking to double down on application speed and robustness.

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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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It’s no secret that machine learning is one of the fastest growing fields in tech, and the Google Cloud Platform has been instrumental in furthering its development. With a host of 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 language processing by taking labs that will enable you to extract entities from text, and perform sentiment and syntactic analysis as well as use the Speech to Text API for transcription.

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Welcome to the Learn To Earn Cloud Challenge security track! These eight labs give you the keys to understanding GCP's powerful security suite. At the end of each lab, you'll have hands-on experience with securing your cloud. Complete this game to earn the Security game badge, and you'll be one step closer to collecting all four badges (see "what's next" below for more information). Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard. Good luck!

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Welcome to the Learn To Earn Cloud Challenge architecture track! These eight labs give you a blueprint of GCP's building blocks. At the end of each lab, you'll have hands-on experience with another tool or service to add to your resume. Complete this game to earn the Architecture game badge, and you'll be one step closer to collecting all four Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge badges (see "what's next" below for more information). Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard. Good luck!

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Welcome to the Learn To Earn Cloud Challenge data track! These eight labs give you a deep dive into GCP's data universe. At the end of each lab, you'll have another in-demand skill to add to your list. Complete this game to earn the Data game badge, and you'll be one step closer to collecting all four Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge badges (see "what's next" below for more information). Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard. Good luck!

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Welcome to the Learn To Earn Cloud Challenge! These eight labs give you a quick hands-on introduction to eight different GCP tools and services. At the end of each lab, you'll have another skill to add to your list. Complete this game to earn the Essentials game badge, and you'll be one step closer to collecting all four Learn to Earn Cloud Challenge badges (see "what's next" below for more information). Race the clock to increase your score and watch your name rise on the leaderboard. Good luck!

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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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This quest of hands-on labs demonstrates the power of integrating Google Cloud services and tools with Workspace applications - like using Node.js to build a survey bot, the Natural Language API to recognize sentiment in a Google Doc, and building a chat bot with Apps Script.

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Scientists, developers, and other technologists from many different industries are taking advantage of AWS to perform big data analytics and meet the challenges of the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of digital information. AWS offers a portfolio of cloud computing services to help you manage big data by reducing costs, scaling to meet demand, and increasing the speed of innovation. In this quest, you’ll learn to work with advanced services for Big Data.

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AWS provides a set of on-demand storage, archive, transcoding, and streaming services for businesses that are running photo, video, and file storage applications in the cloud. In this quest, you’ll learn to work with advanced services for digital media on AWS.

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AWS offers services that provide businesses with a flexible, highly scalable, and low-cost way to deliver their websites and web applications. In this quest, you’ll learn to work with foundational services for marketing websites on AWS.

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In this quest, you’ll learn to work with services related to Compute and Networking, including Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

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In this Quest, you’ll learn to work with services related to Storage and Content Delivery Networks, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Amazon CloudFront.

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Achieving AWS Certification requires hands-on experience. This quest helps you get hands-on practice with several key services as you prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Exam. Visit AWS Certification to learn more about this exam and find more resources to prepare.

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Learn how to deploy Microsoft Windows Server-based applications in the AWS cloud, including Microsoft Exchange, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint.

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In this quest, you’ll learn to work with services related to Deployment and Management, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS OpsWorks.

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This quest is designed to teach you how to apply AWS Identity and Access Management, in concert with several other AWS Services, to address real-world application and service security management scenarios.

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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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In this Quest, you will delve deeper into the uses and capabilities of Amazon Redshift. You will use a remote SQL client to create and configure tables, and gain practice loading large data sets into Redshift. You will explore the effects of schema variations and compression. You will explore visualization of Redshift data, and connect Redshift with Amazon Machine Learning to create a predictive data model.

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In this Quest, you will learn how to write functions with the AWS Lambda Service that respond to events and integrate other AWS Services. You will create applications that write records to Amazon DynamoDB, send messages with Amazon SNS, and monitor events in Amazon CloudWatch and external services. You will even write a back-end function in Lambda for creating a voice-response app for Alexa and the Amazon Echo.

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Serverless architectures allow you to build and run applications and services without needing to provision, manage, and scale infrastructure. This quest will show how to design, build, and deploy interactive serverless web applications, using a simple HTML/JavaScript web interface which uses Amazon API Gateway calls to send requests to AWS Lambda backends that query Amazon DynamoDB data.

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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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The move to Google® Cloud public cloud services is underway, and requirements for cloud security are real. Palo Alto Networks® offers innovative and comprehensive protection as you adopt public cloud services. The Palo Alto Networks solutions complement the native Google Cloud security toolset, including network, host and cloud-native security delivered through APIs for comprehensive protection. In this Quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Palo Alto Networks virtual next-generation firewall running in Google Cloud. You will gain practical experience that you can apply to improve visibility and security for your applications and workloads.

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In this advanced-level quest, you will learn how to harness serious Google Cloud computing power to run big data and machine learning jobs. The hands-on labs will give you use cases, and you will be tasked with implementing big data and machine learning practices utilized by Google’s very own Solutions Architecture team. From running Big Query analytics on tens of thousands of basketball games, to training TensorFlow image classifiers, you will quickly see why Google Cloud is the go-to platform for running big data and machine learning jobs.

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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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If you’re looking to take your Google Cloud application to the next level, look no further than Deployment Manager. By automating the creation of GCP resources and services, Deployment Manager lets you focus on developing rather than maintaining. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands on practice with Deployment Manager by building custom templates, automating Python and Jinja application instances, and scaling custom networks.

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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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In this Quest, the experienced user of Google Cloud will learn how to describe and launch cloud resources with Terraform, an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned. In these nine hands-on labs, you will work with example templates and understand how to launch a range of configurations, from simple servers, through full load-balanced applications.

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In this quest you will use several tools available in Google Cloud to manipulate data and create a Google Map - map location details to find subway stations or a business; use geocoding and Apps Script to send an email of a map; visualize data on a customized map; and build a server-side proxy to create a map on a mobile device.

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Google Cloud is committed to supporting Windows workloads in its frameworks and services. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice running many of the popular Windows services on Google Cloud. For example, you will learn how to instantiate Microsoft SQL databases, cloud tools for Powershell on Google Cloud Platform frameworks.

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Apigee Edge is Google Cloud's full lifecycle API management platform, that helps enterprises with various aspects of exposure, consumption, productization, and monetization of their APIs. As enterprises build connected experiences, or plan to modernize their existing backed apps, APIs and API Management plays a crucial part. In this Quest you will explore more advanced API Management usecases for application modernization and practice using the Apigee Edge platform. If you don't have hands-on experience with Apigee, it is recommended that you to go through the labs in Apigee Basic before starting this Quest.

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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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When it comes to hosting websites and web applications, you want a framework that’s robust, fast, and secure. By choosing the Google Cloud Platform, you will have all of those needs covered. In this fundamental-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with GCPs key infrastructure and computing services for the web. From deploying your first web app, to integrating Cloud SQL with Ruby on Rails, to mapping the NYC subway system on App Engine, you will learn all the skills needed to harness GCPs web hosting power.

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The Google Cloud Platform provides many different frameworks and options to fit your application’s needs. In this introductory-level quest, you will get plenty of hands-on practice deploying sample applications on Google App Engine. You will also dive into other web application frameworks like Firebase, Wordpress, and Node.js and see firsthand how they can be integrated with Google Cloud.

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TensorFlow is an open source software library for high performance numerical computation that's great for writing models that can train and run on platforms ranging from your laptop to a fleet of servers in the Cloud to an edge device. This quest takes you beyond the basics of using predefined models and teaches you how to build, train and deploy your own on Google Cloud.

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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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Want to build ML models in minutes instead of hours using just SQL? BigQuery ML democratizes machine learning by letting data analysts create, train, evaluate, and predict with machine learning models using existing SQL tools and skills. In this series of labs, you will experiment with different model types and learn what makes a good model. 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>/a> to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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With Google Assistant part of over a billion consumer devices, this quest teaches you how to build practical Google Assistant applications integrated with Google Cloud services via APIs. Example apps will use the Dialogflow conversational suite and the Actions and Cloud Functions frameworks. You will build 5 different applications that explore useful and fun tools you can extend on your own. No hardware required! These labs use the cloud-based Google Assistant simulator environment for developing and testing, but if you do have your own device, such as a Google Home or a Google Hub, additional instructions are provided on how to deploy your apps to your own hardware.

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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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Machine Learning is one of the most innovative fields in technology, and the Google Cloud Platform has been instrumental in furthering its development. With a host of APIs, GCP has a tool for just about any machine learning job. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with machine learning at scale and how to employ the advanced ML infrastructure available on GCP.

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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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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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Google Cloud Application Programming Interfaces are the mechanism to interact with Google Cloud Services programmatically. This quest will give you hands-on practice with a variety of GCP APIs, which you will learn through working with Google’s APIs Explorer, a tool that allows you to browse APIs and run their methods interactively. By learning how to transfer data between Cloud Storage buckets, deploy Compute Engine instances, configure Dataproc clusters and much more, Exploring APIs will show you how powerful APIs are and why they are used almost exclusively by proficient GCP users. Enroll in this quest today.

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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 Healthcare API bridges the gap between care systems and applications built on Google Cloud. By supporting standards-based data formats and protocols of existing healthcare technologies, Cloud Healthcare API connects your data to advanced Google Cloud capabilities, including streaming data processing with Cloud Dataflow, scalable analytics with BigQuery, and machine learning with Cloud Machine Learning Engine. In this Quest you will use the Cloud Healthcare API to ingest and process data in the industry standard FHIR, HL7v2 and DICOM formats, train a TensorFlow model for prediction with FHIR data, and also gain practice with de-identification of datasets.

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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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In this advanced-level quest, you will learn how you to harness serious Google Cloud power and infrastructure. The hands-on labs will give you use cases and you will be tasked with implementing scaling practices utilized by Google’s very own Solutions Architecture team. From developing enterprise grade load balancing and autoscaling, to building continuous delivery pipelines, Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling your Infrastructure will teach you best practices for taking your Google Cloud projects to the next level.

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The hands-on labs in this Quest are structured to give experienced app developers hands-on practice with the state-of-the-art developing applications in Google Cloud. The topics align with the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Developer Certification. These labs follow the sequence of activities needed to create and deploy an app in Google Cloud from beginning to end. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, it is recommended that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.

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Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing. It’s the underlying structure of Google Cloud, and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential Google CLoud networking services and will give you hands-on practice with specialized tools for developing mature networks. From learning the ins-and-outs of VPCs, to creating enterprise-grade load balancers, Networking in the Google Cloud will give you the practical experience needed so you can start building robust networks right away. 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 Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud Quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Want to scale your data analysis efforts without managing database hardware? Learn the best practices for querying and getting insights from your data warehouse with this interactive series of BigQuery labs. 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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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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Twelve years ago Lily started the Pet Theory chain of veterinary clinics, and has been expanding rapidly. Now, Pet Theory is experiencing some growing pains: their appointment scheduling system is not able to handle the increased load, customers aren't receiving lab results reliably through email and text, and veteranerians are spending more time with insurance companies than with their patients. Lily wants to build a cloud-based system that scales better than the legacy solution and doesn't require lots of ongoing maintenance. The team has decided to go with serverless technology. For the labs in the Google Cloud Run Serverless Quest, you will read through a fictitious business scenario in each lab and assist the characters in implementing a serverless solution. 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…

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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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This introductory-level quest shows application developers how the Google Cloud ecosystem could help them build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud native applications. You learn how to develop and scale applications without setting up infrastructure, run data analytics, gain insights from data, and develop with pre-trained ML APIs to leverage machine learning even if you are not a Machine Learning expert. You will also experience seamless integration between various Google services and APIs to create intelligent apps.

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Workspace (formerly G Suite) is Google's collaborative applications platform, delivered from Google Cloud. In this introductory-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with Workspace’s core applications from a user perspective. Although there are many more applications and tool components to Workspace than are covered here, you will get experience with the primary apps: Gmail, Calendar, Sheets and a handful of others. Each lab can be completed in 10-15 minutes, but extra time is provided to allow self-directed free exploration of the applications.

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This is the second Quest in a two-part series on Google Cloud billing and cost management essentials. This Quest is most suitable for those in a Finance and/or IT related role responsible for optimizing their organization’s cloud infrastructure. Here you'll learn several ways to control and optimize your Google Cloud costs, including setting up budgets and alerts, managing quota limits, and taking advantage of committed use discounts. In the hands-on labs, you’ll practice using various tools to control and optimize your Google Cloud costs or to influence your technology teams to apply the cost optimization best practices.

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Apigee enables you to create APIs and manage them for the benefit of other developers who might need to use your software. Apigee Edge enables you to quickly expose backend services as APIs. These "API Products" offer different capabilities and levels of service, with consumption managed by Apigee. Istio is an open source framework for connecting, securing, and managing microservices, especially services that are hosted in a Kubernetes cluster. This Quest of hands-on labs gives you practice in using Apigee for API creation and management functionality when you decide to modernize an application backend on Google Kubernetes Engine and an Istio based service mesh.

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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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Cloud Logging is a fully managed service that performs at scale. It can ingest application and system log data from thousands of VMs and, even better, analyze all that log data in real time. In this fundamental-level Quest, you learn how to store, search, analyze, monitor, and alert on log data and events from Google Cloud. The labs in the Quest give you hands-on practice using Cloud Logging to maximize your learning experience and provide insight on how you can use Cloud Logging to your own Google Cloud environment.

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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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This Quest is most suitable for those working in a technology or finance role who are responsible for managing Google Cloud costs. You’ll learn how to set up a billing account, organize resources, and manage billing access permissions. In the hands-on labs, you'll learn how to view your invoice, track your Google Cloud costs with Billing reports, analyze your billing data with BigQuery or Google Sheets, and create custom billing dashboards with Data Studio. References made to links in the videos can be accessed in this Additional Resources document.

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Blockchain and related technologies, such as distributed ledger and distributed apps, are becoming new value drivers and solution priorities in many industries. In this Quest you will gain hands-on experience with distributed ledger and the exploration of blockchain datasets in Google Cloud. This Quest brings the research and solution work of Google's Allen Day into self-paced labs for you to run and learn directly. Since this Quest utilizes advanced SQL in BigQuery, a SQL-in-BigQuery refresher lab is at the start. The final lab is an advanced challenge-style lab in which there are elements where you are not provided the answer but must solve it for yourself.

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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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Want to learn the core SQL and visualization skills of a Data Analyst? Interested in how to write queries that scale to petabyte-size datasets? Take the BigQuery for Analyst Quest and learn how to query, ingest, optimize, visualize, and even build machine learning models in SQL inside of BigQuery.

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For everyone using Google Cloud Platform for the first time, getting familar with gcloud, Google Cloud's command line, will help you get up to speed faster. In this quest, you'll learn how to install and configure Cloud SDK, then use gcloud to perform some basic operations like creating VMs, networks, using BigQuery, and using gsutil to perform operations.

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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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