Google Cloud Skills Boost

Exploring APIs

7 hours Intermediate universal_currency_alt 14 Credits
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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    Introduction to APIs in Google

    This lab will teach you about the architecture and basic functioning of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This will be supplemented with hands-on practice, where you will configure and run Cloud Storage API methods in Cloud Shell.

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    APIs Explorer: Qwik Start

    In this lab you'll upload an image to Cloud Storage then make a request to the Vision API with APIs Explorer.

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    APIs Explorer: Cloud Storage

    In this lab you will use the APIs Explorer tool to create Cloud Storage buckets, upload data to the bucket, and remove content from buckets.

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    APIs Explorer: Create and Update a Cluster

    In this lab you’ll learn how to use an inline Google APIs Explorer template to call the Cloud Dataproc API to create a cluster, run a simple Spark job in the cluster, and update the cluster.

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    APIs Explorer: Compute Engine

    Use the APIs Explorer to create a Compute Engine instance, then use Cloud monitoring to monitor the CPU usage.

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    APIs Explorer: App Engine

    In this lab, you will get hands-on practice configuring and deploying an App Engine instance with the APIs Explorer tool.

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    APIs Explorer: Cloud SQL

    In this lab, you will get hands-on practice with the Cloud SQL API and its associated methods by making calls through the APIs Explorer tool.


    Cloud Natural Language API: Qwik Start

    The Cloud Natural Language API lets you extract entities and perform sentiment and syntactic analysis on text. Watch these short videos Gain Valuable Insights from Text with Cloud Natural Language and Cloud Natural Language: Qwik Start - Qwiklabs Preview.

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    warning [DEPRECATED] APIs Explorer: PubSub and IoT

    In this lab you will provision Cloud IoT and Pub/Sub services using the APIs explorer. These will be used to create a temperature telemetry steam.


    Google Cloud Speech API: Qwik Start

    The Google Cloud Speech API integrates speech recognition into dev apps; you can now send audio/receive a text transcription. Watch these short videos Powerful Speech Recognition Using Google Machine Learning and Google Cloud Speech: Qwik Start - Qwiklabs Preview

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    Quest Info
    This quest will teach you the basics of GCP APIs, but you will need prior experience with core GCP tools and services, as well as programming experience, preferably in Python or C#. It is recommended that the student have at least earned a Badge by completing the GCP Essentials and/or the Baseline: Infrastructure Quests before beginning.
    Available languages
    English, français, español (Latinoamérica), 日本語, português (Brasil), and Deutsch
    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.