In this fundamental-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of Stackdriver: an important GCP service for generating insights into applications’ health. Stackdriver provides a wealth of information in application monitoring, report logging, and diagnoses. The labs in this quest will give you hands-on practice with Stackdriver, and will teach you how to monitor virtual machines, generate logs and alerts, and create custom metrics for application data.
It’s no secret that machine learning is one of the fastest growing fields in tech, and the Google Cloud Platform has been instrumental in furthering it’s development. With a host of APIs, GCP has a tool for just about any machine learning job. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with machine learning APIs by taking labs like Implementing an AI Chatbot with Dialogflow and Detect Labels, Faces, and Landmarks in Images with the Cloud Vision API.
Cloud SQL is a fully managed database service that stands out from its peers due to high performance, seamless integration, and impressive scalability. In this fundamental-level quest, you will receive hands-on practice with the basics of Cloud SQL and quickly progress to advanced features, which you will apply to production frameworks and application environments. From creating instances and querying data with SQL, to building Deployment Manager scripts and highly available databases that run on GKE containers, Cloud SQL will give you the knowledge and experience needed so you can start integrating this service right away.
In this advanced-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of developing GCP applications in Python. The first labs will walk you through the basics of environment setup and application data storage with Cloud Datastore. Once you have a handle on the fundamentals, you will get hands-on practice deploying Python applications on Kubernetes and App Engine (the latter is the same framework that powers Snapchat!) With specialized bonus labs that teach user authentication and backend service development, this quest will give you practical experience so you can start developing robust Python applications straight away.
Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system and it was designed specifically with Google Cloud Platform integration in mind. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images and containers, deploying fully-fledged Kubernetes Engine applications, and integrating Slackbot and MongoDB databases with Kubernetes. This quest will teach you the practical skills needed for integrating container orchestration into your own workflow.
In this advanced-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of developing GCP applications in Java. The first labs will walk you through the basics of environment setup and application data storage with Cloud Datastore. Once you have a handle on the fundamentals, you will get hands-on practice deploying Java applications on Kubernetes and App Engine (the latter is the same framework that powers Snapchat!) With specialized bonus labs that teach user authentication and backend service development, this quest will give you practical experience so you can start developing robust Java applications straight away.
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.
If you want to take your GCP 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 GCP developers who are looking to double down on application speed and robustness.
Big data, machine learning, and scientific data? It sounds like the perfect match. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with GCP services like Big Query, Dataproc, and Tensorflow by applying them to use cases that employ real-life, scientific data sets. By getting experience with tasks like earthquake data analysis and satellite image aggregation, Scientific Data Processing will expand your skill set in big data and machine learning so you can start tackling your own problems across a spectrum of scientific disciplines.
When it comes to hosting websites and web applications, you want a framework that’s robust, fast, and secure. By choosing the Google Cloud Platform, you will have all of those needs covered. In this fundamental-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with GCPs key infrastructure and computing services for the web. From deploying your first web app, to integrating Cloud SQL with Ruby on Rails, to mapping the NYC subway system on App Engine, you will learn all the skills needed to harness GCPs web hosting power.