Google Cloud Concepts

This course provides a simple and conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing and Google Cloud.
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (583 ratings)
16,408 students
Google Cloud Concepts
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (583 ratings)
16,416 students
The absolute basics of Google Cloud
Basic cloud terminology
Benefits of Google Cloud


  • No prerequisites or requirements, you can get started now
  • A desire to learn the basics of Google Cloud and Cloud Computing
  • You do NOT need your own Google Cloud account

This course is for the absolute beginner. Have you ever wanted to know, in very simple terms, the answers to the following questions: 

  • What is the cloud?

  • What is Google Cloud?

  • What are Google Cloud's core services? 

  • Why do we use Google Cloud? 

If you answered yes, then this course is for you. Our goal with this course is to provide a simple, conceptual introduction to the concepts of Cloud Computing, Google Cloud, and it's core services. There are no technical explanations or definitions to memorize - this course is visual, and strictly conceptual. When you are done with this course, you will have the conceptual foundation to move forward onto more advanced Google Cloud courses. And by having the frame-of-reference understanding from this course, you will be more prepared to tackle the more complex technical concepts and terminology.

As an added bonus to all who enroll, we have made a select group of Linux Academy's Hands-On Labs and flashcards available for free to all students who wish to take advantage of them.  Instructions on how to access these bonus features will be provided during the course.  (NOTE: These bonus features are not a required part of the course. they are an addition you can choose if you so wish).

Who this course is for:
  • The Google Cloud Concepts course is for the absolute beginner
  • You want to build a basic foundation before moving into more advanced or certification courses
  • You want a high-level explanation of what the "cloud" and Google Cloud is
Course content
4 sections • 11 lectures • 1h 15m total length
  • Introduction to GCP and the Cloud
  • Free Linux Academy Community Account (required for bonus labs and flashcards)
  • Introduction to Compute Engine
  • What is a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?
  • Databases on GCP
  • The Power of the Cloud
  • Introduction to Cloud Storage
  • What are Managed Services?
  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • GCP Global Physical Infrastructure
  • Next Steps

Instructor at Linux Academy
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Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. We strive to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology. Students can learn new skills, get certified, and advance in their career. 

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