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John Hanley

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Badge for Websites and Web Applications Websites and Web Applications Earned Aug 6, 2019 EDT
Badge for BigQuery for Data Warehousing BigQuery for Data Warehousing Earned Aug 1, 2019 EDT
Badge for BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts Earned Aug 1, 2019 EDT
Badge for Cloud Development Cloud Development Earned Jul 2, 2019 EDT
Badge for Cloud Engineering Cloud Engineering Earned Jun 28, 2019 EDT
Badge for NCAA® March Madness®: Bracketology with Google Cloud NCAA® March Madness®: Bracketology with Google Cloud Earned Mar 13, 2019 EDT
Badge for App Modernization with Apigee App Modernization with Apigee Earned Mar 6, 2019 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling Your Infrastructure Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling Your Infrastructure Earned Mar 5, 2019 EST
Badge for Network Performance and Optimization Network Performance and Optimization Earned Mar 5, 2019 EST
Badge for Data Engineering Data Engineering Earned Jan 10, 2019 EST
Badge for BigQuery for Data Analysis BigQuery for Data Analysis Earned Jan 10, 2019 EST
Badge for Exploring APIs Exploring APIs Earned Jan 6, 2019 EST
Badge for Data Science on Google Cloud Data Science on Google Cloud Earned Dec 9, 2018 EST
Badge for Networking in Google Cloud Networking in Google Cloud Earned Dec 9, 2018 EST
Badge for Cloud SQL Cloud SQL Earned Dec 7, 2018 EST
Badge for Kubernetes Solutions Kubernetes Solutions Earned Dec 4, 2018 EST
Badge for Google Cloud's Operations Suite Google Cloud's Operations Suite Earned Dec 2, 2018 EST
Badge for IoT in the Google Cloud IoT in the Google Cloud Earned Nov 29, 2018 EST
Badge for Kubernetes in Google Cloud Kubernetes in Google Cloud Earned Nov 27, 2018 EST
Badge for Windows on Google Cloud Windows on Google Cloud Earned Nov 27, 2018 EST
Badge for Deploying Applications Deploying Applications Earned Nov 27, 2018 EST
Badge for Application Development - Python Application Development - Python Earned Nov 26, 2018 EST
Badge for Workspace: Add-ons Workspace: Add-ons Earned Nov 23, 2018 EST
Badge for Cloud Architecture Cloud Architecture Earned Nov 11, 2018 EST
Badge for Baseline: Data, ML, AI Baseline: Data, ML, AI Earned Nov 11, 2018 EST
Badge for Baseline: Infrastructure Baseline: Infrastructure Earned Nov 10, 2018 EST
Badge for Google Cloud Essentials Google Cloud Essentials Earned Nov 8, 2018 EST
Badge for Baseline: Deploy & Develop Baseline: Deploy & Develop Earned Oct 9, 2018 EDT
Badge for Security & Identity Fundamentals Security & Identity Fundamentals Earned Oct 7, 2018 EDT

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.

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Looking to build or optimize your data warehouse? Learn best practices to Extract, Transform, and Load your data into Google Cloud with BigQuery. In this series of interactive labs you will create and optimize your own data warehouse using a variety of large-scale BigQuery public datasets. BigQuery is Google's fully managed, NoOps, low cost analytics database. With BigQuery you can query terabytes and terabytes of data without having any infrastructure to manage or needing a database administrator. BigQuery uses SQL and can take advantage of the pay-as-you-go model. BigQuery allows you to focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of this quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Want to scale your data analysis efforts without managing database hardware? Learn the best practices for querying and getting insights from your data warehouse with this interactive series of BigQuery labs. BigQuery is Google's fully managed, NoOps, low cost analytics database. With BigQuery you can query terabytes and terabytes of data without having any infrastructure to manage or needing a database administrator. BigQuery uses SQL and can take advantage of the pay-as-you-go model. BigQuery allows you to focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights.

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The hands-on labs in this Quest are structured to give experienced app developers hands-on practice with the state-of-the-art developing applications in Google Cloud. The topics align with the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Developer Certification. These labs follow the sequence of activities needed to create and deploy an app in GCP from beginning to end. Labs in the sequence with application code are presented in two language flavors, Java and Python. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, we recommend that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.

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This fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other Qwiklabs offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Certification. From IAM, to networking, to Kubernetes engine deployment, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your Google Cloud knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, we recommend that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.

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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.

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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.

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In this advanced-level quest, you will learn how you to harness serious Google Cloud power and infrastructure. The hands-on labs will give you use cases and you will be tasked with implementing scaling practices utilized by Google’s very own Solutions Architecture team. From developing enterprise grade load balancing and autoscaling, to building continuous delivery pipelines, Google Cloud Solutions I: Scaling your Infrastructure will teach you best practices for taking your Google Cloud projects to the next level.

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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.

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This advanced-level quest is unique amongst the other catalog offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer Certification. From Big Query, to Dataprep, to Cloud Composer, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your Google Cloud data engineering knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, you will need other preparation, too. The exam is quite challenging and external studying, experience, and/or background in cloud data engineering is recommended. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of the Engineer Data in the Google Cloud to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Want to learn the core SQL and visualization skills of a Data Analyst? Interested in how to write queries that scale to petabyte-size datasets? Take the BigQuery for Analyst Quest and learn how to query, ingest, optimize, visualize, and even build machine learning models in SQL inside of BigQuery.

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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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This is the first of two Quests of hands-on labs is derived from the exercises from the book Data Science on Google Cloud Platform, 2nd Edition by Valliappa Lakshmanan, published by O'Reilly Media, Inc. In this first Quest, covering up through chapter 8, you are given the opportunity to practice all aspects of ingestion, preparation, processing, querying, exploring and visualizing data sets using Google Cloud tools and services.

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Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing. It’s the underlying structure of Google Cloud, and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential Google CLoud 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. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of the Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud Quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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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.

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Containerized applications have changed the game and are here to stay. With Kubernetes, you can orchestrate containers with ease, and integration with the Google Cloud Platform is seamless. In this advanced-level quest, you will be exposed to a wide range of Kubernetes use cases and will get hands-on practice architecting solutions over the course of 8 labs. From building Slackbots with NodeJS, to deploying game servers on clusters, to running the Cloud Vision API, Kubernetes Solutions will show you first-hand how agile and powerful this container orchestration system is.

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In this fundamental-level quest, you will learn the ins and outs of Google Cloud's operations suite, an important service for generating insights into the health of your applications. It provides a wealth of information in application monitoring, report logging, and diagnoses. The labs in this quest will give you hands-on practice with and will teach you how to monitor virtual machines, generate logs and alerts, and create custom metrics for application data. It is recommended that the students have at least earned a Badge by completing the Google Cloud Essentials Quest. Additional lab experience with the labs in the Baseline-Infrastructure Quest will also be useful. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of the Monitor and Log with Google Cloud Operations Suite to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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In this quest, you will learn about Google Cloud’s IoT Core service and its integration with other services like GCS, Dataprep, Stackdriver and Firestore. The labs in this quest use simulator code to mimic IOT devices and the learning here should empower you to implement the same streaming pipeline with real world IoT devices.

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Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestration system, and Google Kubernetes Engine was designed specifically to support managed Kubernetes deployments in Google Cloud. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice configuring Docker images, 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. Looking for a hands-on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, finish the additional Challenge Lab at the end of the Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud Quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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Google Cloud is committed to supporting Windows workloads in its frameworks and services. In this advanced-level quest, you will get hands-on practice running many of the popular Windows services on Google Cloud. For example, you will learn how to instantiate Microsoft SQL databases, cloud tools for Powershell on Google Cloud Platform frameworks.

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The Google Cloud Platform provides many different frameworks and options to fit your application’s needs. In this introductory-level quest, you will get plenty of hands-on practice deploying sample applications on Google App Engine. You will also dive into other web application frameworks like Firebase, Wordpress, and Node.js and see firsthand how they can be integrated with Google Cloud.

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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.

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This quest of hands-on labs demonstrates the power of integrating Google Cloud services and tools with Workspace applications - like using Node.js to build a survey bot, the Natural Language API to recognize sentiment in a Google Doc, and building a chat bot with Apps Script.

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This fundamental-level quest is unique amongst the other Qwiklabs offerings. The labs have been curated to give IT professionals hands-on practice with topics and services that appear in the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Certification. From IAM, to networking, to Kubernetes engine deployment, this quest is composed of specific labs that will put your Google Cloud knowledge to the test. Be aware that while practice with these labs will increase your skills and abilities, we recommend that you also review the exam guide and other available preparation resources.

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Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are today’s hot computing topics, but these fields are quite specialized and introductory material is hard to come by. Fortunately, Google Cloud provides user-friendly services in these areas and Qwiklabs has you covered with this introductory-level quest, so you can take your first steps with tools like Big Query, Cloud Speech API, and AI Platform. Want extra help? 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.

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If you are a novice cloud developer looking for hands-on practice beyond Google Cloud Essentials, this quest is for you. You will get practical experience through labs that dive into Cloud Storage and other key application services like Stackdriver and Cloud Functions. By taking this quest, you will develop valuable skills that are applicable to any Google Cloud initiative. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for these labs.

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In this introductory-level Quest, you will get hands-on practice with the Google Cloud’s fundamental tools and services. Google Cloud Essentials is the recommended first Quest for the Google Cloud learner - you will come in with little or no prior cloud knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first Google Cloud project. From writing Cloud Shell commands and deploying your first virtual machine, to running applications on Kubernetes Engine or with load balancing, Google Cloud Essentials is a prime introduction to the platform’s basic features. 1-minute videos walk you through key concepts for each lab.

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In this introductory-level quest, you will learn the fundamentals of developing and deploying applications on the Google Cloud Platform. You will get hands-on experience with the Google App Engine framework by launching applications written in languages like Python, Ruby, and Java (just to name a few). You will see first-hand how straightforward and powerful GCP application frameworks are, and how easily they integrate with GCP database, data-loss prevention, and security services.

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Security is an uncompromising feature of Google Cloud services, and Google Cloud has developed specific tools for ensuring safety and identity across your projects. In this fundamental-level quest, you will get hands-on practice with Google Cloud’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) service, which is the go-to for managing user and virtual machine accounts. You will get experience with network security by provisioning VPCs and VPNs, and learn what tools are available for security threat and data loss protections. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of this quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

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