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5 Best Courses to learn Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in 2022

These are the best Google Cloud Platform courses from Udemy, Coursera, and Pluralsight to learn GCP online in 2022

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5 Best Google Cloud Platform Courses for Beginners

Here are some of the best online courses to learn about the Google Cloud Platform or GCP. In these courses, you will not only learn about concepts and technologies that make up the Google cloud world, but also understand what Google’s cloud has to offer for DevOps, Developers, and Machine Learning enthusiasts.

Some of the courses will also help you to prepare for the Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification exam like the second course on the list is by Ryan Kroonenburg, who is also the author of best selling AWS Certifications course like this AWS Solution Architect course.

I have also included some of the best Google Cloud courses from Coursera, particularly a Google Cloud Leader Specialization which will not only teach you how to design, develop, and deploy Apps on GCP. but also provides lots of hands-on labs to practice with Google Cloud components and services, which will eventually help you to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications.

Without any further ado, here is my list of best courses to learn Google Cloud Platform online:

1. GCP: Complete Google Data Engineer and Cloud Architect Guide

This is one of the best online courses to learn the fundamentals of Google Cloud and its Big Data technologies as well as to pass the Google Data Engineer and Google Cloud Experts Certification exam.

In this course, you will not only learn about GCP fundamentals like Compute Engine and App Engine but also about their Big Data and Machine learning tools like BigQuery, Bigtable, DataProc, Datalab, TensorFlow, and Hadoop clusters.

I highly recommend this course for beginners who wants to learn about Google Cloud Platforms as well as people who want to prepare for Google Data Engineer and Google Cloud experts platform.

2. Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform [Coursera]

This is one of the most complete online resources to learn about the Google Cloud Platform. This Coursera specialization is a collection of 4 online courses that will teach you how to design, develop, and deploy applications that seamlessly integrate components from the Google Cloud Platform.

The course is very hands-on and thorough in explanation. You will learn key GPC concepts like compute engine, cloud storage, dataflow, etc to develop a scalable and intelligent cloud-native application.

The best part of this specialization is that the courses are offered by Google Cloud Training itself. I have taken this course and vouch for the quality of them. They are just too good on both content and delivery.

It would take approximately 1 month to complete if you can spend 14 hours/week, but the course is completely online and you can go on your own schedule. The course is also available in French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, and Japanese apart from English.

3. Cracking the Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification

Ok, let me tell you that this is probably the best interactive online training course to pass the prestigious Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer and Architect exam, not just for content but also for presentation and delivery.

This course is a headstart to quickly get hands-on with GCP and make yourself comfortable with it. You will start with “Why GCP?” and will go all the way to using its services in different ways.

best interactive course to learn Google Cloud Platform

4. Introduction to Google Cloud By Lynn Langit

This is one of the best but old introductory courses on Google Cloud Platform or GCP for programmers and architects who want to move into the Google cloud. In this course, Google Developer Expert Lynn Langit introduces you to Google’s Cloud technologies and provides an overview of what is possible with Google Cloud.

By the end of the course, you’ll know and understand essential Google cloud services like Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, and more in your organization.

No Google cloud knowledge is required, but a lot will be imparted. This course is aimed at developers and business decision-makers and is actionable for executives as well.

5. Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform

This is another excellent specialization from Coursera for Data Scientists who want to deploy their machine learning models on Google Cloud to take advantage of TensorFlow and the performance offered by GCP.

Like the first specialization, this one is also offered by Google Cloud which makes it a kind of official resource to learn Machine learning for Google Cloud Platform.

The Specialization is a collection of the following 5 courses
How Google does Machine Learning
Launching into Machine Learning
— Intro to TensorFlow
— Feature Engineering, and
— Art and Science of Machine Learning

All courses are 100% online which means you can learn on your own schedule. In general, it takes 1 month to complete this specialization given you spent around 15 hours/week but you can go at your convenience.

The course is also available in English, French, Portuguese, Brazilian, German, Spanish, and Japanese. The online labs are provided by Qwiklabs which makes working with GCP really pleasant.

You can start with whichever course you want but you need to finish all lectures and assignments a certification will be awarded to you which you can put on your LinkedIn profile or your CV.

6. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Fundamentals for Beginners

Another great course on Udemy is to learn Google Cloud Platform for Beginners. It’s great to learn Google Cloud Platform from scratch. You will learn key GCP services with their pros and cons and learn when to use them in the real world.

7. Google Cloud Platform for AWS Professionals — Learn GCP

If you have some knowledge about Cloud computing and you have used AWS before then learning Google Cloud Platform is not difficult for you and this course makes it even easier.



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