Google Cloud Skills Boost

Network Performance and Optimization

4 hours Intermediate universal_currency_alt 21 Credits
If you want to take your Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud developers who are looking to double down on application speed and robustness.
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    Improving Network Performance I

    In this lab, you'll work on practical elements of performance testing, with an eye to improving network bandwidth in your environment by using different core sizes and internal vs. external networks.

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    Building a High-throughput VPN

    In this lab you will learn how to create secure, high-throughput VPN and test the speed.

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    Cloud CDN

    In this lab, you configure Cloud CDN for a backend bucket and verify caching of an image.

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    Network Tiers - Optimizing Network Spend

    In this lab, you create one VM in the premium network service tier (default) and one VM in the standard network service tier. Then you compare the latency and routes for each VM instance.

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    VPC Flow Logs - Analyzing Network Traffic

    In this lab, you configure a network to record traffic to and from an apache web server using VPC Flow Logs. You then export the logs to BigQuery to analyze them.

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    Quest Info
    This Quest requires proficiency in computing and networking. It is recommended that the student have at least earned a Badge by completing the hands-on labs in the Networking in the Google Cloud and/or Cloud Architecture Quests before beginning. Additional experience with the labs in the Deployment Manager Quest will also be useful.
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    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.