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Using the Cloud SDK Command Line

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For everyone using Google Cloud Platform for the first time, getting familar with gcloud, Google Cloud's command line, will help you get up to speed faster. In this quest, you'll learn how to install and configure Cloud SDK, then use gcloud to perform some basic operations like creating VMs, networks, using BigQuery, and using gsutil to perform operations.


  • Getting Started with Cloud Shell and gcloud
    • In this hands-on lab you will learn how to connect to computing resources hosted on Google Cloud Platform via the web. You will also learn how to use Cloud Shell and the Cloud SDK gcloud command. For a preview, watch the short video Get Started with Cloud Shell, GCP Essentials.
  • Configuring Networks via gcloud
    • In this lab you use the gcloud command line to create VPC networks, subnets, and VM instances, then test connectivity.
  • Configuring IAM Permissions with gcloud
    • In this lab introduces you will use the gcloud CLI tool to set up and configure command features of Cloud Identity and Access Management.
  • Using gsutil to Perform Operations on Buckets and Objects
    • In this lab you will use gsutil to create a bucket, then perform operations on objects inside the bucket.
  • BigQuery: Qwik Start - Command Line
    • This hands-on lab shows you how to query public tables and load sample data into BigQuery using the Command Line Interface. Watch the short videos Get Meaningful Insights with Google BigQuery and BigQuery: Qwik Start - Qwiklabs Preview.


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