Google Cloud Skills Boost

Networking in Google Cloud

8 hours Fundamental universal_currency_alt 22 Credits
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.
Badge for Networking in Google Cloud

When you complete this activity, you can earn the badge displayed above! View all the badges you have earned by visiting your profile page. Boost your cloud career by showing the world the skills you have developed!

  • Lab

    Securing Virtual Machines using BeyondCorp Enterprise (BCE)

    In this lab, you will learn how you can use Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP) TCP forwarding to enable administrative access to VM instances that do not have external IP addresses or do not permit direct access over the internet.

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    Multiple VPC Networks

    In this lab, you create several VPC networks and VM instances and test connectivity across networks.

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    VPC Networks - Controlling Access

    In this lab, you create two nginx web servers and control external HTTP access to the web servers using tagged firewall rules. Then, you explore IAM policies and service accounts.

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    HTTP Load Balancer with Cloud Armor

    In this lab, you configure an HTTP Load Balancer with global backends. Then, you stress test the Load Balancer and blacklist the stress test IP with Cloud Armor.

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    Create an Internal Load Balancer

    In this lab, you create two managed instance groups in the same region. Then, you configure an Internal Load Balancer with the instances groups as the backends.

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    Google Cloud Packet Mirroring with OpenSource IDS

    This lab demonstrates a common enterprise use case for Google Cloud's Packet Mirroring in conjunction with an Open Source Intrusion Detection System.

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    Quest Info
    Prerequisites
    The labs in this quest will teach you networking basics and advanced features incrementally, but hands-on experience with Google Cloud’s core computing and infrastructure services is required before beginning. It is recommended that the students have at least earned a Badge by completing the hands-on labs in the Google Cloud Essentials Quest.
    Available languages
    English, español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, português (Brasil), and français
    What do I do when I finish this quest?
    After finishing this quest, you can explore additional content in your learning path or browse the learning catalog.
    What badges can I earn?
    Upon finishing a quest, you will earn a badge of completion. Some quests test your ability to apply your knowledge via a final assessment challenge lab. For these quests, you will receive a skill badge. Badges can be viewed on your profile and shared with your social network.