Coursera: Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

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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

Lab: App Engine

Module 4: Google Cloud Platform Storage Options

Lab: Cloud Storage

Module 5: Google Container Engine

Lab: Container Engine

Module 6: Google Compute Engine and Networking

Lab: Compute Engine

Module 7: Big Data and Machine Learning

Lab: BigQuery

Appendix: Next Steps, Support, and Resources

2 Student
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject DevOps
Institution Google
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 1 weeks long
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4.0 a year ago
by Dhawal Shah completed 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:

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.

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3.0 2 months ago
by Brendan Mckenna audited 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 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.
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