Google Cloud Architect: Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect (2024)

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  • 3 Books | 22h 16m
  • 4 Courses | 4h 17m 5s
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Acquire the skill set to design, develop, and manage Google cloud technologies as you prepare for the Cloud Architect certification.

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Google Professional Cloud Architect: Becoming a Google Cloud Architect

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GETTING STARTED

Google Professional Cloud Architect: Cloud Architecture & System Design

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COURSES INCLUDED

Google Professional Cloud Architect: Becoming a Google Cloud Architect
For every colony of bees, there are many workers and only one queen. In companies that are deploying applications to the cloud, that quintessential VIP role is the cloud architect. In this course, you will explore the role of a cloud architect, including job responsibilities, main activities, and key skills. Discover how the cloud architect role differs from other cloud-focused roles, such as a cloud developer or DevOps engineer. Then, focus on the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam to identify exam preparation resources and investigate practice questions to see what the exam might be like. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing for Business Requirements
Google Cloud architects must use good judgment in assessing technical solutions and address key factors for business success when deploying software in the cloud. In this course, you will learn how different use cases can affect the scope of a project. Explore ways to balance different needs, including key features in application design, cost considerations, integration with other systems, accessing large quantities of data, governance through compliance and regulations, and security. Learn about ways to measure the success of a cloud deployment. Finally, explore how this course relates to commonly seen exam questions. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
12 videos | 1h 45m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing for Technical Requirements
Though a cloud architect must focus on the business needs of an organization, they will be wildly ineffective without a thorough understanding of the technical requirements of a project that are used to meet those business needs. In this course, you will explore high availability, scalability, and reliability - the three main categories of those technical requirements. You will discover how each of those requirements is integrated into decisions made regarding the compute, storage, networking, and application design decisions. Finally, you will examine use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
13 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Compute Services
Building a virtual universe of virtual machines or containers is one of the first ways that many IT organizations start migrating to the cloud. Compute services are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) elements of Google Cloud. In this course, discover the compute resources available from Google Cloud platform and the distinctive features and elements of control for each. Explore Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), App Engine, and Cloud Functions. Next, focus on the differences between different flavors within these services, such as the difference between preemptible and standard virtual machines, or between App Engine Standard and App Engine Flexible. Then, find out how network configuration based on Infrastructure as code (IaC) is used. Finally, investigate how the content in this course relates to the use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
14 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Using Google Container Orchestration
Application project management has largely left the monolithic Waterfall methodology behind in favor of the more lightweight and flexible Agile approach. Application hosting has also been overhauled where the compute environment is not an entire dedicated VM and OS, and instead, containerized applications provide a scalable, modular, and flexible approach. In this course, learn the ways Google Cloud provides containers that can be cloud-hosted and the business cases that drive each method. Next, practice deploying containers to Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Google Cloud Run. Finally, explore how the course content relates to the use cases commonly encountered in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
15 videos | 1h 33m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Cloud Networking
As capable as individual systems can be in the cloud, unless they can network effectively, they won't be of much use in today's interconnected world. Discover how to configure network topologies in Google Cloud to support your business needs. Explore cloud-native network design, including virtual private cloud (VPC), managing peering between networks, and controlling firewalls between networks. Then, investigate container networking similarities and differences and hybrid network creation to connect to on-premises or multicloud networks. Learn how to define important security controls, like intrusion protection and firewalls. Finally, you will focus on types of use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
16 videos | 1h 48m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Cloud Storage
There are very few pieces of software that don't need the ability to store data for some length of time. Google Cloud provides many types of data storage depending on your business needs. In this course, you will learn how data storage allocation with storage buckets is managed in Google Cloud. You will explore how data processing and compute store provisioning is accomplished and how to maximize the network configuration to support minimal latency during data transfers. Then, see what tools are available for you to control data retention and data life cycle management and how to best plan for data growth over time. Finally, you will investigate use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
12 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Cloud Databases
Managing organized data for efficient retrieval through queries is the job of a database. Google Cloud provides several types of databases depending on your business needs. In this course, examine some business cases for using relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server. Next, explore a business scenario for solutions involving NoSQL databases in addition to the options and settings available when rolling out either relational or NoSQL database types. Finally, study Google use cases for potential database design decisions in Google case studies. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
12 videos | 1h 16m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Cloud Security
One of the top reasons organizations have historically been reluctant to embrace cloud technologies is the fear that security is not robust enough for their needs. A cloud architect and Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) can help to address these security concerns. In this course, discover how to control authentication and authorization using IAM and implement cloud separation of duties. Next, learn how to organize a resource hierarchy, use auditing and policy security controls, secure access to network controls and storage with IAM, and remote access your environment securely. Finally, examine use cases you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
15 videos | 1h 26m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing Google Cloud Cryptography
Cryptography is one of the most important cornerstones to modern cybersecurity. Encryption is a particularly vital part of maintaining an environment that is compliant and trustworthy to customers. In this course, you will learn how Google Cloud manages the various types of keys that are used to perform cryptography. You will explore the different ways encryption can be applied to data at rest as well as data in transit. You will discover how secrets are kept in Google Cloud. Finally, you will focus on use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
10 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing for Google Cloud Compliance
Compliance is a significant concern for many organizations, and many have historically failed to protect data adequately. In this course you will explore how governance has come to protect data, such as health records, through legislation like HIPAA and COPPA. Then, discover how commercial interests have helped bolster financial stability by setting standards of protecting data via certifications like Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) that allow customers and businesses to trust you. In addition, there are specific industry certifications that may need to be met depending on the function of the business you run, rather than the data you keep. You will also focus on the need to maintain careful auditing standards for the integrity of any legal disputes that might arise. Finally, you will focus on use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
12 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Analyzing & Defining Technical Processes
As a cloud architect, it is critical that you are able to facilitate teams in the technical process of creating your solution. In this course, you will learn how to guide teams in using the software development life cycle (SDLC) and how to design with an expectation of continuous integration and continuous delivery. You will investigate how to best test and validate the software and cloud infrastructure that supports it. Then, you will discover how the service catalog can help you in your provisioning process. Next, you will examine business continuity and disaster recovery needs to be mandated in order to provide a safety net if failure should occur. Finally, you will focus on use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
12 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Analyzing and Defining Business Processes
As an architect, you cannot stand alone. You are a bridge between the developers and project managers creating your solutions and the business executives informing you of their business needs. In this course, you will learn how to manage stakeholders that may influence or facilitate the creation of your final product. Explore how to best plan for change management, assess your teams to confirm they have the skills needed to deploy your solution, and recognize best practices for making good decisions throughout the product life cycle. You will also learn how to manage customer success and optimize costs in a cloud environment. Finally, you will look at how the content in this course relates to the use cases you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
10 videos | 51m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Designing for Cloud Reliability
No Google Cloud architect wants their project to fail - you want to ensure a reliable system that can process the workloads you send it. In this course, learn how to leverage tools such as Google Cloud's operations suite to help you avoid and mitigate failures. Explore how methods of release management can provide opportunities for addressing issues in a current deployment. Learn how to test the quality of your applications and develop procedures to ensure reliability in solutions, such as chaos engineering. Finally, explore how this course relates to commonly seen exam questions. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
14 videos | 1h 47m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Planning for Implementation
There is no single way for application development to progress. Both linear and non-linear approaches have their advantages depending on the scope of use, such as types of platforms it will run on, and the expectations of change, such as regular updates or seasonal features. Explore various application development methodologies like waterfall, spiral, and Agile. Learn about different aspects of development that will lead to successful implementations, such as anticipating technical debt, using API best practices, and using validating testing techniques. Examine methods for developers to interact programmatically with the Google Cloud infrastructure, including Google Cloud Shell, Gcloud, gutil, and bq. Finally, you will take a moment to focus on use cases that you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
13 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Planning Cloud Migrations
Moving to the cloud is often an important step toward future stability, but it requires significant risk. The migration to cloud services takes planning and effort to ensure it goes smoothly. In this course, you will learn how take a migration in stages and perform key steps in each stage. You will see that you must keep in mind critical elements of a migration, such as integration with existing systems, mapping of licensing to a new ecosystem, and planning for the creation of a network environment that supports business needs and includes authentication services that allow for seamless transfer of access. Examine the tools used to migrate both systems and data and then how to perform testing and proof-of-concept deployment. Finally, you will consider how the content in this course relates to the use cases you can expect to encounter in an exam environment. This course is one of a collection that prepares learners for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam.
17 videos | 1h 43m has Assessment available Badge
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COURSES INCLUDED

Google Professional Cloud Architect: Cloud Architecture & System Design
The cloud architect is a fundamental and unique role in the cloud deployment strategy and requires a special set of responsibilities, activities, and skills. In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of cloud architecture and system design in preparation for the Google Professional Cloud Architect exam, beginning with a description of the cloud architect role, tips for preparing for the professional cloud architect exam, and a comparison of the cloud architect role vs. other cloud roles. Then, you'll review sample cloud architect exam questions and learn about the Google Cloud architecture framework. Finally, you'll explore the basics of system design and Google Cloud geographic zones and regions. This course aids learners in preparing for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.
9 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Google Cloud Fundamentals
Google Cloud offers an ever-growing suite of features and functionality that unleash the power of the cloud and enable organizations in their cloud journey. In this course, you'll explore Google Cloud fundamentals, beginning with an overview of Google Cloud products, cloud resource management, compute selection and management, and network infrastructure design principles. Then, you'll learn about storage, databases, data analysis, and machine learning (ML) on Google Cloud. Finally, you'll explore sustainability on Google Cloud, design decision trade-offs, the Google Cloud console, and getting started with Google Cloud with a live demonstration. This course aids learners in preparing for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.
14 videos | 1h 17m has Assessment available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Business Use Cases & Product Strategy
The cloud architect role differs from other cloud-focused roles, such as a cloud developer or DevOps engineer. Google Cloud Architects must assess technical solutions and address key factors for business success when deploying in the cloud. In this course, you'll see how different use cases can affect the scope of a project, beginning with assessing business requirements, Google Cloud architecture, and cost optimization. Then you'll discover key aspects of performance and cost optimization and the design of cost-effective applications. Finally, you'll dig into integration with external systems, security implementation, working with external application programming interfaces (APIs), and a discussion of Google's case studies and business use cases. This course aids learners in preparing for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.
12 videos | 1h 15m available Badge
Google Professional Cloud Architect: Data Movement & Metrics
In a business environment, data is the lifeblood of a system, an invaluable asset that must be protected at rest and in transit. Metrics track performance and tell stories, and are used in all aspects of business to gauge performance and success. Together they can form a synergistic overview of how an organization is doing. In this course, you'll discover key considerations surrounding data and metrics, beginning with data movement, the data life cycle, and metrics. Then you'll explore how to measure return on investment (ROI), security and privacy considerations, and key privacy and data integrity regulations. Finally, you'll learn about observability, Google's Champion Innovators program, and Google case studies and business requirements. This course aids learners in preparing for the Google Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.
10 videos | 53m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book

Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Study Guide, Second Edition
The newly revised Second Edition of the Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Study Guide delivers a proven and effective roadmap to success on the latest Professional Cloud Architect accreditation exam from Google.
book Duration 8h 19m book Authors By Dan Sullivan

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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect All-in-One Exam Guide
Boost your confidence as you prepare for the Google Cloud (GCP) Certified Professional Cloud Architect exam with this comprehensive self-paced study guide.
book Duration 6h 31m book Authors By Iman Ghanizada

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Official Google Professional Cloud Architect Study Guide
With clear and accurate chapters covering 100% of exam objectives, this invaluable study guide is the essential resource for anyone preparing for this highly sought-after, professional-level certification.
book Duration 7h 26m book Authors By Dan Sullivan

SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

GCP Architect: Analyzing and Optimizing Technical and Business Processes Competency (Intermediate Level)
The Analyzing and Optimizing Technical and Business Processes Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your knowledge and skills in analyzing and optimizing technical and business processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a cloud solution. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in analyzing technical and business processes, designing monitoring and logging solutions, and designing for scalability and elasticity, high availability and reliability, and cost optimization.
16m    |   16 questions
GCP Architect: Designing and Planning a Cloud Solution Architecture Competency (Intermediate Level)
The Designing and Planning a Cloud Solution Architecture Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your understanding of the skills and knowledge required to design and plan a cloud solution architecture that meets business and technical requirements. You will be evaluated on your ability to design for business and technical requirements, Google compute services, container orchestration, networking, storage, and databases. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in many areas of this domain with the knowledge and insights needed to analyze customer needs, choose appropriate GCP services, and create a migration plan.
29m    |   29 questions
GCP Architect: Designing for Security and Compliance Competency (Intermediate Level)
The Designing for Security and Compliance Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your knowledge and skills in designing a secure and compliant cloud solution architecture. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in many areas of designing for Google Cloud security, cryptography, and compliance.
28m    |   28 questions
GCP Architect: Ensuring Solution and Operations Reliability Competency (Intermediate Level)
The Ensuring Solution and Operations Reliability Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your knowledge and skills in ensuring the reliability of a cloud solution and its operations. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in designing for service level agreements (SLAs), disaster recovery and business continuity, monitoring and alerting, and incident management and response.
11m    |   11 questions
GCP Architect: Managing and Provisioning a Solution Infrastructure Competency (Intermediate Level)
The Managing and Provisioning a Solution Infrastructure Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your comprehensive understanding of managing and provisioning a cloud solution infrastructure using GCP services. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates competency in many areas of this domain with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions about planning for implementation and cloud migrations.
23m    |   23 questions
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