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<<< ATTENTION >>> Learners interested in Google Cloud Platform can continue to learn in either of our latest GCP infrastructure specializations. Option 1: Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialization is available on Coursera. This brand-new Specialization teaches you to design, develop, and manage cloud networking solutions to drive business objectives. Visit Option 2: The Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform Specialization. This Specialization teaches you to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. Visit for more details. Option 3: The Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization is also available. This Specialization has updated, improved content that can help you if you are preparing for the Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect exam as well as the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. Head to to explore the updated content. Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure covers the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform and is the first course in the 3 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. Note: •Google services are currently unavailable in China.

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Google Cloud

Rating 4.5 based on 715 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 1 week of study, 6-10 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $29
From Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructor Google Cloud Training
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks Cloud Computing Information Technology

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google cloud platform in 73 reviews

This course gives an overview of the different services/products that are part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Good design Great introduction to Google Cloud Platform.

Thank you it was perfect Very good course outlining the core components of Google Cloud Platform.

Lab exercise are exceptional good It is very handy to get to know the basis of the google cloud platform, taking this course allow me to get an overview of the entire capacity of google cloud to give companies a very powerful tool to solve problems in the cloud.

Extremely condensed introduction to google cloud platform done extremely well Really good tutorial for beginners who is new to google cloud service Good Course Great introduction and overview to GCP.

Excellent overview of Google Cloud Platform, although I would have felt more comfortable if the course was ordered in a different way.

its a good course for initial overview of GCP Very useful course as an introduction to know the different services that are part of Google Cloud Platform.

Applied for the "Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization," only got financial aid for this course.

easy to follow in 10 reviews

Simple, easy to follow and demos are well done.

I think it'll be useful if there was a compiled gossary for technical terms which we could refer to Very good introduction into the Google Cloud Platform products.In addition to the theory and some real life Use Cases, this course provides easy to follow hands-on Labs, to get a first hand feel on how to work with the different GCP products.

For me it was like zero to hero feels in GCP Great learning Experience and instructor toothank you cousera and Google The videos could have been more engaging and exciting but in terms of content - it was easy to follow and understand.

Labs and Demos allow for a good hands on learning experience and are very easy to follow Great course for fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform.The lessons and the labs are very effective.You don't want to miss this course.

Very easy to follow and labs are great!

Easy to follow.

Easy to follow and save times to finding all links and resources by yourself.

Easy to follow Very easy to follow along.

intro to gcp in 9 reviews

Great intro to GCP.

Really cool to review the fundamentalLooking forward the more specialized Google course Nice free introduction Nice inside of GCP Clear intro to GCP Although the topic itself is very interesting, I was disappointed with the way the course was presented.

Excellent course for cloud newbies Great Excellent intro to GCP I gained knowledge to evaluate the typical fundamental functions of GCP.

Labs is the best part of the entire course Excellent high level intro to GCP.

Great intro to GCP Slides are cool but illustrated examples are always better.

Negativo: Si no se paga el costo no permite completar los quizzes (aunque uno no quiera el feedback) La interlocutor tiene una narrativa cansada y hace que el curso no sea tan dinámico en algunas partes es bastante aburrido A nicely paced intro to GCP Concise and instructive.

I had previous experiences with Google Cloud but this course help me to gain more knowledge great intro to GCP Awesome course Thanks for creating a course for understan Excellent materials, focused delivery.

Good intro to GCP - enough to get started while not being too difficult.

get started in 8 reviews

Enough information to get started with GCP.

Good It has been very nice to participate in this course which is very well prepared, covering all the aspects regarding the course objective an easy way to get started with Google Cloud.

excellent training, all to get started and have your initial thoughts on how great is GCP Great course, buy maybe with more time will be perfect.

Great course good walkthrough of GCP services that helps once to get started with basics and features Excellent material I wanted an overview of the cloud services offered by Google and this course offered just that.

Great Learning material to get started on GCP.

Very complete to get started in cloud concepts from google some minor corrections required as docker changed its syntax for its latest version This really covers the overview of all the google cloud services available.

cloud computing in 7 reviews

I assume not everyone come to this class with strong background of networking or cloud computing.

Good Course to start career in cloud computing More demos please Best course for beginner.

Fantastic course covering high-level view on Google Cloud platform easy to understand the GPC structure, and the labs are showing the use of all tools availaible in the GPC.Recommended for all to want know more about Cloud Computing more labs please Very good Although it covers a lot, it is quite the grind to sit through all the videos and exactly repeating the steps the instructor did in the video doesn't feel as playful as it could be Good Tutorial to give overview of google platform Covers a lot of ground pretty effectively.

All in all a good introduction into the breadth of Google's offering in the Cloud Computing space.

Great to get started with cloud computing in general too.

Very useful and well-documented course to provide basic understanding of Google Cloud Services and cloud computing in general.

Gives imression what is google cloud computing with some practical activities.

high level in 6 reviews

This course gave a high level overview of the capabilities of GCP Compute, Storage, Big Data and Machine Learning while also providing valuable examples through Qwiklabs exercises.

Great high level view of Google ClouD Platform with technical details.

Great training course to start from scratch, and get a high level overall principles with GCP, nice!

Very High level- A wonderful way to start.

Very high level overview of GCP.


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Google Cloud

Rating 4.5 based on 715 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 1 week of study, 6-10 hours/week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $29
From Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructor Google Cloud Training
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks Cloud Computing Information Technology

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