Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Design and Process

This two-day instructor-led class equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud Platform. It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in that course.

Audience:

This class is intended for the following participants:

  • Cloud Solutions Architects, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers.
  • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform.

Prerequisites:

To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

  • Completed Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure or have equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment

Course objectives:

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Design for high availability, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Assess tradeoffs and make sound choices among Google Cloud Platform products..
  • Integrate on-premises and cloud resources.
  • Identify ways to optimize resources and minimize cost.
  • Implement processes that minimize downtime, such as monitoring and alarming, unit and integration testing, production resilience testing, and incident post-mortem analysis.
  • Implement policies that minimize security risks, such as auditing, separation of duties and least privilege.
  • Implement technologies and processes that assure business continuity in the event of a disaster.

Course outline:

  • Module 1: Defining the Service
  • Module 2: Business-logic layer design
  • Module 3: Data layer design
  • Module 4: Presentation layer design
  • Module 5: Design for resiliency, scalability, and disaster recovery
  • Module 6: Design for security
  • Module 7: Capacity planning and cost optimization
  • Module 8: Deployment, monitoring and alerting, and incident response

Certification:

This course is the third and final step towards the Cloud Platform Architect certification. 

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