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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for Beginners

Self-paced videos, Lifetime access, Study material, Certification prep, Technical support, Course Completion Certificate



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Uplatz offers in-depth and extensive training on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for Beginners. This is video-based online course (self-paced training). You will be awarded Course Completion Certificate at the end of the course.

GCP stands for Google Cloud Platform. It's a collection of services offered by Google that let organizations run applications and data online. Think of it like renting computing power, storage, databases, and other tools instead of having to maintain your own physical servers. Here's a breakdown:

  • What it is: A suite of cloud computing services that businesses can use to build, deploy, and scale applications. Imagine it as a digital toolbox with various functionalities.

  • How it works: GCP runs on the same infrastructure that powers Google products like Search and Gmail. Companies can access these services through the internet and pay for what they use. This eliminates the need to manage their own physical servers, saving on costs and complexity.

  • Benefits of learning GCP: There are several reasons why learning GCP can be advantageous:

    • Marketable skill: Cloud computing is a rapidly growing field, and GCP is a major player. Having GCP skills on your resume can make you more attractive to employers.
    • Cost-effective: GCP offers a free tier and pay-as-you-go pricing, making it accessible to learn and experiment without a huge upfront investment.
    • Powerful tools: GCP offers a wide range of tools for data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, which are in high demand across industries.

Key Features of GCP

  1. Infrastructure: Google Cloud Platform provides a highly reliable, secure, and scalable infrastructure for running your applications. It operates on Google's global network of data centers, allowing you to deploy your applications closer to your users for improved performance.

  2. Services: GCP offers a vast array of services tailored to various needs, such as:

    • Compute: Virtual Machines (VMs), Kubernetes Engine, App Engine for running applications.
    • Storage: Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Bigtable for storing and managing data.
    • Networking: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Cloud Load Balancing, Cloud CDN for networking solutions.
    • Big Data: BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc for processing and analyzing large datasets.
    • Machine Learning: AI Platform, AutoML, TensorFlow for building and deploying machine learning models.
    • Security: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Key Enforcement (SKE), Security Command Center for securing your applications and data.
  3. Management Tools: GCP provides a set of management tools to help you monitor, manage, and optimize your resources efficiently. These include tools like Stackdriver for monitoring and logging, Cloud Deployment Manager for managing infrastructure as code, and Cloud Console for centralized management.


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GCP for Beginners - Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

1.1 Overview of Cloud Computing

  • Definition and characteristics

  • Cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

  • Cloud deployment models (Public, Private, Hybrid)

1.2 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Overview

  • Introduction to GCP

  • Key features and benefits

Module 2: GCP Core Infrastructure

2.1 Compute Engine

  • Virtual Machines on GCP

  • Instance types and customization

  • Managing VMs with Compute Engine

2.2 Google Cloud Storage

  • Introduction to Cloud Storage

  • Buckets and objects

  • Storage classes and lifecycle management

2.3 GCP Networking

  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Module 3: Data Storage and Databases

3.1 Relational Databases in Google cloud

  • Cloud SQL

  • Cloud Spanner

  • AlloyDB

3.2 Non-relational databases

  • Cloud Firestore and Cloud Bigtable

3.3 Cloud Storage for Big Data

  • Overview of BigQuery and Data warehouse

Module 4: GCP Identity and Security

4.1 Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Introduction to IAM

  • Key Features and Benefits of IAM

4.2 GCP Security Services

  • Overview of Security features

  • Encryption and key management in GCP

Who is this course for?



Passion to learn and succeed!

Career path

  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Solutions Architect
  • GCP Engineer
  • GCP Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Platform Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Application Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Data Analyst
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Technical Product Owner
  • Project Manager

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S.A asked:

Is this certificate recognised internationally? Also, at what point will I need to take the exam to be certified?


Hi Uplatz certificate is highly recognised in the industry globally. However, please understand that Uplatz provides courses that help you gain knowledge, enhance your profile, and prepare for the corresponding SAP certification exam. Uplatz issues Course Completion Certificate once you complete a course from us. Once you are ready to apply for the SAP certification exam, you need to do that directly on SAP's website. Team Uplatz

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Honey asked:

how will i practice this online, will i get the login credentials to practice?


Hi Honey To practice online, you will need the SAP HCM server access which comes as an extra cost. Our suggestion will be to go ahead and buy this course post which our team can let you know the best options for accessing the server. Team Uplatz

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in this bundle course will i get 2 certificates for sap hcm and sap payrol separately?


Yes. We provide separate certificates for individual courses.

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