1 Training

Coursera Courses:
   This is a specialization with 6 courses focused on Architecting with GCP. (Note: For GCP Associate Engineer Certification, you can focus on Course 1-3.)
       1) Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
       2) Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Foundation
       3) Essential Cloud Infrastructure: Core Services
       4) Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Scaling and Automation
       5) Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Containers and Services
       6) Reliable Cloud Infrastructure: Design and Process (not necessary)

Google Docs :

Udemy Courses
       1) Complete Google Data Engineer and Cloud Architect Guide (Loony Corn)
       2) Kubernetes on the Cloud & The CNCF CKA Certification ( Loony Corn)

2 Data

– Datastore. Indexes — creating them, updating them. Which file do you update for this? Can you do this only using gcloud or also from the console?
– Datastore. Data retrieval using identifiers, batch.
– Cloud SQL. Note that it is regional. It can span zones in a region but not regions.
– BigQuery. Various types of partitioning. And retention/expiration rules.
– BigTable. For time series data. What are the best practices for BigTable time series data?
– Data prep vs Data lab. Which is used for what? Doing just one lab on Qwiklabs will give you enough knowledge
– Cloud Spanner
– Cloud SQL . Cloud SQL supports MySQL, Postgres, and SQLServer. GCP is constantly updating their solutions and offerings, so check the docs when you are preparing.
– Data Loss Prevention API. Is there a way to automatically scrub/sanitize private customer data in, say, logs.
– Build a Windows MS SQL Server on Compute

3 Networking

– Networking. Networking is an important topic , following topics which should be covered as part of your certification. CIDR, primary and secondary networks, how VPNs work, OSI layer, net stat, etc.
– For Professional certification on GCP you are also expected to know solutions, products, and project processes outside GCP
– Networking. Various options to connect between cloud and on-premises
– Know the speeds possible on VPN. Know how to calculate the amount of time it will take to transfer, say 100TB, of data. So, if large transfers were required, should you be using VPN or Direct Interconnect.
– Networking. Firewall, network tags.
– VPC, VPN, Peer Gateways. In general, brush up your general networking knowledge

4 Compute

– Deployment Manager . How do you templatize a repeatable infrastructure setup?
– GKE. When is gcloud used as opposed to kubectl. When is Deployment Manager used and when is Kubernetes deployment used
– GCE vs GKE. Which do you choose and for what kind of workloads?
– Snapshots, Images, Disks. Learn the difference between them. How they are created and shared? What is the recommended process of creating them? Do they cross over zones, regions, projects?
– Cloud Functions. A serverless option that can be used to absorb very large workloads. Know the ways in which they can be triggered. \\

5 Storage

– Data Rehydration. – Cloud Data Transfer Service is a collection of different transfer services of which, Cloud Storage Transfer is one…
– Cloud Storage. Know the storage class options — standard (regional and multiregional), nearline, coldline, archive. (There is also an ice cold storage now — \\
– Cloud Storage. Life cycle management policies.

6 Logging

– Stack driver. Know this well. Including the custom installed monitoring agent.
– Cloud Armor, Security Scanning, Jenkins, Spinnaker, cloud identity aware proxy, cloud sql proxy, cloud launcher (vs deployment manager), etc. Would be good to know in general what these are even if you don’t go in-depth.

7 Security

– Cloud Directory Sync. How do you bring on users onto GCP from their current LDAP/Active Directory setup?
– IAM. Again, don’t by-heart. Figure out the patterns and nomenclature and then apply them
– IAM. In answering IAM related questions, a suggestion … Given all the possible predefined/curated roles, it is difficult to know whether a particular role actually exists or is made up. My assumption usually was that if they have mentioned it, it probably exists and now figure out if it seems right. There is no guarantee that a policy/role they mention in the options actually exist
– Cloud Armor. In general, know where this is used and how. You don’t have to go into the details.

8 Regulations

– PCI compliance. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Are GCP products compliant? Are all of them? What additional work do you need to do to make it compliant?
– GDPR. You don’t have to know the GDPR law thoroughly, but know what implications there are to be compliant with it and therefore which products/services should be used and in what way. I would suggest to gather high level information on GDPR.

9 Case Studies

– MountKirk, Dress4Win, TerramEarth. Know the case studies thoroughly. The case studies are there during the exam and you can go through it. But would be better studying it prior and making notes during your practice/learning. But don’t learn by-heart the solutions.

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