***NEW! Specialization Completion Challenge, receive Qwiklabs credits valued up to $180! See below for details.***
This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You learn about, and compare, many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, and BigQuery. You learn about important resource and policy management tools, such as the Google Cloud Resource Manager hierarchy and Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Hands-on labs give you foundational skills for working with GCP.
SPECIALIZATION COMPLETION CHALLENGE
As if learning new skills wasn’t enough of an incentive, we're excited to announce a special completion challenge for the 'Infrastructure' specializations.
Here’s how it works: Our completion challenge runs through 11:59pm PT May 5, 2019. Complete any course in this Specialization including this one, anytime in this period and we'll send you 30 Qwiklabs credits for each course completed (upto $180 value given there are 6 courses in the Architecting with GCP specialization).
You can use these credits to take additional labs and earn badges, which you can then add to your resume and social profiles.
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Dhawalcompleted this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course gives an overview of the different services/products that are part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The videos are basically webcasts - slides + some person talking. The course also contains labs which give you hands-on experience. The labs are not part of Coursera and can be found here: https://codelabs.developers.google.com/
I was looking to move my website from my current cloud provider as it is getting expensive. I have dabbled in GCP before, but it always felt a bit overwhelming. The course provided me with a good overview of the entire ecosystem and now I feel I should choose GCP as my provider.
The course is very basic and I wouldn't say I know how to use GCP. It probably took me five hours to finish it.
Brendancompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It seems that Coursera was used as a channel to get people to codelabs.developers.google.com where the labs are. The course only shows 1 week and it's easy to lose your spot because of the dozens of tabs for each module (varying between 2 minutes and 10 minutes). The presentation is stale... although this isn't uncommon for this kind of material. But I enjoyed the hands-on labs. Excellent explanations and details. I didn't have any trouble.
All-in-all, this course helped introduce me to Google Cloud Platform but more effort could've been put into it.
Dimitrioscompleted this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The videos are a bit long, but the labs are very clear and give the whole view of the essential functionalities. I would rather say that the tests are easy. This is a brave training that tries to show many aspects of the google cloud platform.