The first course in the original Specialization, GCP Fundamentals, will remain as a standalone course offering a broad introduction to GCP. Head to https://www.coursera.org/learn/gcp-fundamentals/home/welcome if you would like to take this course.
This course covers the details of designing highly available and scalable applications and services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
In this course you learn how to configure autoscaling with Compute Engine instance groups. You also configure a highly available architecture to serve web content across multiple fault-tolerant instance groups in different zones using a load balancer. This part of the course also includes an introductory lab on Google Cloud Deployment Manager to help you further automate the management and deployment of Google Cloud Platform resources.
Finally, this course also includes a lab to walk you through the process of turning down and deleting the projects you used in this specialization. It’s important to work through this lab to avoid being charged for resources you no longer need.
• You'll need a Google/Gmail account and a credit card or bank account to sign up for the Google Cloud Platform free trial (Google is currently blocked in China).
• There is a known issue with certain EU countries where individuals are not able to sign up, but you may sign up as "business" status and intend to see a potential economic benefit from the trial. More details at: https://support.google.com/cloud/answer/6090602
• More Google Cloud Platform free trial FAQs are available at: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/