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Learners interested in Google Cloud Platform can continue to learn in either of our latest GCP infrastructure specializations.
Option 1: The Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform Specialization is available on Coursera. This brand-new Specialization teaches you to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. Visit https://www.coursera.org/specializations/developing-apps-gcp for more details.
Option 2: The Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization is also available. This Specialization has updated, improved content that will help you if you are preparing for the Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect exam. Head to https://www.coursera.org/specializations/gcp-architecture to explore the updated content.
Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure covers the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform and is the first course in both specializations.
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, and Google Container Engine.
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Welcome to GCP Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud Platform
Lab: Free trial
Module 2: Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform
Lab: Getting Started
Module 3: Google App Engine and Google Cloud Datastore
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Dhawal Shahcompleted 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.
Brendan Mckennaaudited 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.