Become a cloud expert with hands-on training.
We give you temporary credentials to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, so you can learn the cloud using the real thing – no simulations. From 30-minute individual labs to multi-day courses, from introductory level to expert, instructor-led or self-paced, with topics like machine learning, security, infrastructure, app dev, and more, we've got you covered.
OK Google: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant
With Google Assistant expected to be part of over a billion consumer devices by the end of this year, 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. Over the course of 5 labs, 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.
NCAA® March Madness®: Bracketology with Google Cloud
In this series of labs you will learn how to use BigQuery to analyze NCAA basketball data with SQL. Build a Machine Learning Model to predict the outcomes of NCAA March Madness basketball tournament games.
App Modernization with Apigee
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.
Kubernetes in the Google Cloud
Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system and the Google Kubernetes Engine was designed specifically to support managed Kubernetes deployments in the Google Cloud. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images and 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.
Challenge: GCP Architecture
This quest of "Challenge Labs" gives the student preparing for the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect certification hands-on practice with common business/technology solutions using GCP architectures. Challenge Labs do not provide the "cookbook" steps, but require solutions to be built with minimal guidance, across many GCP technologies. All labs have activity tracking and in order to earn this badge you must score 100% in each lab. This quest is not easy and will put your GCP technology skills to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your knowledge and abilities, we recommend additional study, experience, and background in cloud architecture to prepare for this certification.
G Suite: Integrations
This Quest of hands-on labs demonstrates the power of integrating Google Cloud Platform services and tools with G Suite applications. With integration technologies such as App Script and the Clasp Command Line environment, you will create and publish web apps and add-ons for G Suite products: Sheets, Docs, Forms, and Slides. With App Maker you will build a ready-to-use app that has a Google Cloud SQL Database, Google Maps integration, and a Mobile Responsive Design. Other labs create direct connections to GCP data sources-- using the BigQuery API, Sheets, and Slides to collect, analyze and present data.
Networking in the Google Cloud
Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing—it’s the underlying structure of GCP and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential GCP 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.
Introduction to Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
This lab provides the basic hands-on experience of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling -- setting up Auto Scaling to automatically launch compute instances in response to conditions that you specify. You will use Auto Scaling via the AWS console to create the basic infrastructure of a Launch Configuration and an Auto Scaling group. You will test the configuration by terminating a running instance and viewing the results as Auto Scaling responds by scaling up and starting another instance.
For the lab to function as written, please DO NOT change the auto assigned region.
Exploring Google Ngrams with Amazon EMR
This lab demonstrates how to launch an Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) cluster for Big Data processing and use Hive with SQL-style queries to analyze data. You will create a Hadoop cluster using Amazon EMR which will allow to run interactive Hive queries against data stored in Amazon S3. You will use Hive to normalize the data in a more useful way, and you will run queries to analyze the data.
Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
This lab demonstrates how to use an Amazon S3 bucket and manage files, or object, that are stored in the bucket. You will practice how to create a bucket, add an object, view an object, move an object, and delete an object and bucket in the AWS Management Console.
Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
This lab shows you how to manage access and permissions to your AWS services using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Practice the steps to add users to groups, manage passwords, log in with IAM-created users, and see the effects of IAM policies on access to specific services.
For the lab to function as written, please DO NOT change the auto assigned region.
Deploy Windows Server with ASP.NET Framework to Compute Engine
In this lab you will learn how to create a virtual machine with Windows Server and the ASP.NET framework installed. Then you will create a Windows user and password and learn how to remote desktop into the Windows Server.
VM Migration: Planning
This lab provides a high level overview of the Google Cloud Adoption Framework and then deep dives into how to automate environment setup and deployments on GCP.
Working with AWS CodeCommit on Windows
This hands-on lab gives you practice with AWS CodeCommit working from a Microsoft Windows development environment (Visual Studio Code) on an instance running in EC2. You will create a code repository in AWS CodeCommit. You’ll then create a local repository on the Windows instance and make some changes to it. Then you will synchronize (commit) your changes to the AWS CodeCommit repository.
Google Assistant: Build a Youtube Entertainment App
In this lab, you will build a Google Assistant app with Dialogflow, Cloud Functions, and the Google News API to generate the top headlines and breaking news on topics and categories users desire.
Detect Labels, Faces, and Landmarks in Images with the Cloud Vision API
The Cloud Vision API lets you understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in a simple REST API. In this lab you’ll send an image to the Cloud Vision API and have it identify objects, faces, and landmarks.
Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
In this lab, you will utilize the AWS Elemental MediaConvert Service to convert input video into multiple output formats, combine multiple videos into one during the conversion process, add captions/watermarks to the videos, and work with ad insertion metadata.
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