Hi, Welcome to ROI Training On Demand, Google Cloud Platform certification workshop. My name is Rachel Strong, and I will be your host for this workshop.
I am Global Project and Events Manager at ROI Training. I am responsible for planning and organizing Google Cloud training events worldwide and I help onboard new instructors.
Your instructors this week will be Mike Sutton and Doug Rehnstrom.
Mike runs his own technical consultancy in the New York City area. He’s been a technical trainer for many years and has been in IT since the early 1990s. He’s a certified Google Cloud Platform Professional Architect and Data Engineer, as well as an authorized GCP trainer. Mike likes campfires on the beach, books about war, and long walks with his Goldendoodle Pickles.
Doug is also GCP certified, and is an authorized Google Trainer. He’s been in IT longer than he’s willing to admit, and he’s been teaching IT for nearly 20 years. Doug is also our Director of Learning Solutions here at ROI Training, and is the author of this course.
ROI Training has been Google’s Training partner of the year for the last two years and has trained over 60,000 people in over 30 countries on 6 continents. ROI Training has the largest team of GCP Certified Instructors and has helped more IT Professionals achieve GCP Certification than any other partner.
Mike’s Goldendoodle Pickles will appear in one of the modules in this course. When you find him, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the module and slide you found him in, and we will send you a fabulous prize.
Offer good while supplies last, void where prohibited by law.
Let’s briefly talk about what you are going to learn about in this course.
This course will help you prepare for Google's Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.
You will investigate the various Google Cloud Platform services, identify service use cases, and learn to design and architect systems that maximize performance, availability, and scalability at optimal cost.
You will learn about Site Reliability Engineering, automated deployments, and various automated testing techniques that ensure reliability and availability.
You will learn to secure GCP resources using identity and access management, by controlling access to resources in your networks and by encrypting sensitive data. You will also investigate how Google Cloud can help you comply with government and industry security standards.
When you take the certification exam, you will get questions that are related to a number of different case studies. You will analyze those case studies and determine the best cloud services for each use case.
Finally, you will review common GCP architectures and learn how Google intends their services to be used to implement solutions to common problems.
The exam tests whether you have the knowledge and experience with Google Cloud Platform technologies to be a competent Cloud Architect. That is, can you design secure, reliable, scalable business solutions that leverage GCP services. Do you know which services to use for various problems. Can you provision resources in a way that optimizes cost and maximizes other goals like availability, durability, reliability, and scalability.
The test also tries to determine if you have practical, hands-on experience using GCP. Some of you will have plenty of experience working on projects. For others, we provide links to many tutorials and exercises that you can use to get hands-on experience.
Enough talk, welcome to the course and let's get started!