This customized course introduces students to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform.

Through a combination of presentations, 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 securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

It is specifically designed to answer the following questions:

  • Why choose Google Cloud Platform?
  • How Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Infrastructure works
  • What does it take to design a GCP Cloud Infrastructure for an enterprise?
  • What are Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, Firewall rules?
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Projects, Networks, Subnetworks, IP addresses, Routes, Firewall rules
  • Organizations, Roles, Members, Service accounts, Cloud IAM best practices
  • Subnetworks for resource management instead of physical network topology
  • What are the options for migrating VMS to GCP?
  • What are the options for migrating data storage to GCP?
  • What are computing options available?
  • What are the database options available?
  • What are the options for developer tools around DevOps?
  • What are Google Cloud Platforms best practices around enterprise deployment?
  • What is IAM in GCP and how do we implement a secure cloud with Organizations, Roles, Members, Service accounts, Cloud IAM best practices
  • What are the options for Infrastructure as Code?
  • What are managed and unmanaged services in GCP?
  • What are load balancing options around Managed Instance Groups, HTTPS load balancing, Cross-region and content-based load balancing, SSL proxy/TCP proxy load balancing, Network load balancing?
  • What are the following services? Cloud Pub/Sub, API Management, Cloud Functions, Cloud Source Repositories, Specialty APIs application services?
  • What is Google Stackdriver and its features Logging, Error Reporting, Tracing, Debugging?
  • What role does Gsuite and Cloud Identity play in GCP?
  • Google Cloud Certification Overview

What you’ll learn in the Google Cloud Platform Cloud Architect Workshop:.

  • Consider the entire range of Google Cloud Platform technologies in their plans.
  • Learn methods to develop, implement, and deploy solutions.
  • Distinguish between features of similar or related products and technologies.
  • Recognize a wide variety of solution domains, use cases, and applications.
  • Develop essential skills for managing and administering solutions.
  • Develop knowledge of solution patterns – methods, technologies, and designs that are used to implement security, scalability, high availability, and other desired qualities.

What are the pre requites of the course to be successful? 

  • Completion of Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals or equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience, including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment

Day One

8 Hours

DAY 1 Module Subject Start End Total Time (in hours)
01 Course Introduction 09:00 09:30 00:30
02 GCP Cloud Platform Infrastructure, Billing and Resource Management, GCP Cloud Hierarchy 09:30 12:30 03:00
03 Console, Cloud Shell and Gcloud 12:30 13:00 00:30
Lunch 13:00 13:30 00:30
04 Networking in GCP (VPC, VPN, Firewalls) and Demo/Lab 13:30 15:00 01:30
05 Virtual Machines in GCP (Compute Engine, Kubenetes Engine, Cloud Functions and App Engine) 15:00 16:30 01:30
05 Resource Management 16:30 17:00 00:30


Day Two

8 Hours

DAY  2 Module Subject Start End Total Time (in hours)
06 Data Storage Services 09:00 09:30 00:30
06 Data Storage Services, Migrating Data 09:30 12:00 02:30
07 Stackdriver Monitoring 12:00 13:00 01:00
Lunch 13:00 13:30 00:30
07 Stackdriver Logging, Error Reporting, Tracing, Debugging 13:30 16:00 02:30
08 Interconnecting Networks 16:00 17:00 01:00
Total Lecture 8:00

Day Three

8 Hours

DAY  3 Module Subject Start End Total Time (in hours)
08 Load Balancing and Autoscaling 09:00 09:30 00:30
09 Infrastructure Automation (Deployment Manager) 09:30 10:30 01:00
10 Managed Services (Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Dataproc, etc) 10:30 11:00 00:30
Lunch 13:00 13:30 00:30
11 GCP Application Development, Application Infrastructure Services, App Engine APIs and API Gateways 13:30 15:00 02:30
12 GCP Cloud Architecture Exercises and Whiteboards 15:00 16:30 01:30
13 Cloud Certification Overview 16:30 17:00 00:30
Total Lecture 8:00
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