Networking 101

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Networking 101


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


In this hands-on lab you will learn how to perform basic networking tasks on Google Cloud Platform (including Compute Engine instances) and how GCP might differ from an on-premises setup. You'll develop a network and 3 subnetworks, resulting in this end-state environment:


The lab exercises you'll do are ordered to reflect a common cloud developer experience:

  1. Set up your lab environment and learn how to work with your GCP environment.
  2. Deploy a common network with subnets and multiple regions using common open source tools to explore your network around the world.
  3. Testing and monitoring your network and instances.

What you'll learn

  • Basics concepts and constructs of the Google Cloud networking.
  • How to default and User-created Networks are configured.
  • How to measure performance & latency characteristics.
  • Basic security configurations of Access, Firewall, and Routing.


  • Basic knowledge of Google Compute Engine
  • Basic networking and TCP/IP knowledge
  • Basic Unix/Linux command line knowledge

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