Google Associate Cloud Engineer: Get Certified 2020
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Google Associate Cloud Engineer: Get Certified 2020

Learn How to Pass the Exam from the Guy Who Wrote the Official Certification Guide for Google
4.5 (1,736 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
39,000 students enrolled
Created by Dan Sullivan
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to pass the Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) exam
  • Use the included practice test to prepare for the real exam
  • Master working with Compute Engine, App Engine, Cloud Functions, and Kubernetes Engine
  • Use the Google Cloud Console and command line to manage GCP resources
  • Master key networking topics on the exam such as VPCs, VPNs, Load Balancing, and Hybrid Cloud
  • Know how and when to use object, relational, and NoSQL datastores for cloud storage
  • Explore specialized services such as Bigquery, Cloud Dataproc, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud SQL
  • Delve into key exam topics including IAM, load balancing, firewall rules, subnets, and the Resource Hierarchy
  • Review fundamental concepts like IP addressing, CIDR blocks, DNS, and access controls
  • No programming skills required

Updated August 2020: Additional lectures on Anthos, Cloud Run, Cloud Memorystore, Cloud Composer, Cloud Monitoring Agent, Cloud Data Fusion.

Do you want to earn your Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

        "Thank you Dan for such a useful course. ... Passed my exam in first attempt."

        "Tried other courses earlier. This one is way better!"


Hi, my name is Dan Sullivan, and as an early adopter of cloud technologies, I’m an experienced cloud architect and systems developer. I’m also the bestselling author of numerous technical books, an experienced in-person trainer, and an online trainer whose courses have been viewed over 1 million times.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is an increasingly popular public cloud and the demand for certified professionals is growing. In fact, the top-paying certification is one of Google’s cloud certifications—the Professional Cloud Architect. With that said, Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer certification is an ideal starting point for those new to cloud or GCP, and it can be used as a pathway to Professional-level certifications.

I’ve designed this course to help prepare you for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam by introducing all of the major GCP services covered on the test, including Compute Engine, App Engine, Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, Bigtable, VPCs, VPNs, Stackdriver, and more. And to reinforce what you see and hear, you can follow along and work with the cloud console or command line utility to get hands-on experience with GCP.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Create and configure virtual machine instances in Compute Engine using the Cloud Console and command line

  • Dive into Identity and Access Management (IAM), an important part of the exam

  • Develop decision making skills for choosing among compute, storage, and networking options

  • Familiarize yourself with the structure of the test and how to study for it, including tips on other study resources

  • Improve your system management and DevOps skills by understanding how to monitor applications in the cloud

The Google Associate Cloud Engineer exam is two hours in length and contains 50 multiple-choice and multiple-select questions. This course uses demonstrations as well as lectures to ensure you know how to work with GCP and understand its key design and operational concepts. This approach will help you reason through tough exam questions that probe your understanding of GCP’s overall design and recommended best practices.

There is a lot to learn, so let's get started!

Who this course is for:
  • Students interested in passing Google’s Associate Cloud Engineer exam
  • System administrators and DevOps professionals who want to improve their skills by understanding how to monitor applications in the cloud
  • Architects who want an initial introduction to Google Cloud Platform or to help prepare for the Professional Cloud Architect exam
  • Technical managers who want a broad review of the Google Cloud Platform
  • Other professionals interested in understanding cloud computing
Course content
Expand all 110 lectures 05:39:07
+ Welcome
4 lectures 07:15
Course Structure
How to Get Help When You are Stuck
+ Introduction to Cloud Computing with GCP
5 lectures 09:34
GCP Storage and Database Services
Networking with GCP
Special Purpose Services in GCP
Quiz 1
3 questions
+ Getting Started with GCP Console
5 lectures 06:54
Introduction to the Google Cloud Console
Viewing GCP Activity
Using and Customizing the Dashboard
Exercise: Pin Services in the Home Menu
+ Getting Started with Cloud Shell
4 lectures 10:12
Launch a Code Editor
Exercise: Enter Linux Commands and Gcloud Commands
+ Enabling APIs & Resource Hierarchy
4 lectures 10:23
Create a Billing Account
Enable GCP Service APIs
Introduction to the Resource Hierarchy
Setting up Billing
Quiz 2
3 questions
+ Starting a Virtual Machine
6 lectures 15:10
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud Console
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud Shell
Create a Virtual Machine using Cloud SDK
Accessing a Virtual Machine
Exercise: Create a Virtual Machine
+ Advanced Virtual Machine Configurations
8 lectures 13:05
View Virtual Machine Inventory
Attaching Additional Disks
Attaching GPUs
Custom Machine Type
Using Preemptible Virtual Machines
Exercise: Create a Preemptible VM
+ Introduction to Kubernetes Engine
4 lectures 10:09
Deploying a Cluster in Kubernetes Engine using Cloud Shell
Deploying Applications in Kubernetes Engine
Quiz 4
3 questions