Google Cloud Platform for
Systems Operations Professionals


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course description

This 4 day instructor-led class introduces participants to the implementation of application environments and public cloud infrastructure using Google Cloud Platform. Through a combination of instructor-led presentations and hands-on labs, students learn how to deploy cloud infrastructure components such as networks, systems, and applications. This course is designed to give participants a robust hands-on experience and is primarily lab-focused.


This class is intended for Systems Operations professionals and Systems Administrators using Google Cloud Platform to create or migrate application environments and infrastructure.


Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Attended CP100A - Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals (or equivalent experience)
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and linux operating system environments
  • Prior systems operations experience, either on-premises or using a public cloud


4 day (32 hours)

delivery method

Instructor-led online


At the end of this four-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core tenets to be considered when designing & deploying to a cloud
  • Use the Google Developers Console to create and manage multiple projects
  • Use service accounts and permissions to share view-level access between projects
  • Create Google Compute Engine instances
  • Create a non-default network and review your network configuration
  • Compare default and non-default networks
  • Create firewall-rules with and without tags
  • Create and use a customized Compute Engine image
  • Set authorization scopes for a Compute Engine instance
  • Reserve an external IP address for an instance
  • Snapshot a Compute Engine instance
  • Snapshot a data disk
  • Create an image using a boot persistent disk
  • Upload an image to Google Container Registry
  • Create a Compute Engine instance group with instances
  • Create a Cloud SQL instance using the Cloud SDK
  • Deploy and test a web application
  • Add instance and project metadata
  • Query instance and project metadata using the Cloud SDK
  • Create an instance using a startup script in metadata and Google Cloud Storage
  • Create an instance with a shutdown script and install the Cloud Logging agent
  • Use the API Explorer to query an API request
  • Run sample code that uses the Google API Client Library
  • Test and build a container that uses the Cloud SQL APIs
  • Create an instance template and managed instance group
  • Configure a managed instance group for autoscaling
  • Create multiple autoscaled managed instance groups
  • Configure fault-tolerant HTTP load balancing
  • Test health checks for use with HTTP load balancing
  • Manage application deployment using Jinja and Python templates with Google Cloud Deployment Manager
  • Delete Google Cloud Platform projects and resources


For detailed information on modules, click here.

Module 1: Google Cloud Platform Projects


Module 2: Instances

Module 3: Networks

Module 4: Disks and Images

Module 5: Authorization

Module 6: Snapshots

Module 7: Google Cloud Storage

Module 8: Instance Groups

Module 9: Google Cloud SQL

Module 10: Metadata

Module 11: Startup and Shutdown Scripts

Module 12: Autoscaling

Module 13: Load Balancing


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