Faculty-Led 10 Modules schedule 40 hrs

Google Cloud Computing Foundations

Get students ready for careers in the cloud. This curriculum provides students who have little to no experience in cloud computing with a detailed overview of critical concepts including infrastructure, application development, and data and machine learning. Check your eligibility.

Curriculum overview

Course objectives

Module 1Discuss what the cloud is and why it’s a technology and business game changer.
Module 2Describe the different ways a user can interact with Google Cloud Platform.
Module 3Discover the compute options in Google Cloud Platform.
Module 4Implement a variety of structured and unstructured storage models.
Module 5Discuss the different application managed service options in the cloud.
Module 6Outline how security in the cloud is administered in Google Cloud Platform.
Module 7Demonstrate how to build secure networks in the cloud.
Module 8Identify cloud automation and management tools.
Module 9Discover a variety of managed big data services in the cloud.
Module 10Explain what machine learning is, the terminology used, and its value proposition.

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  • What is included in the curriculum resources?

    Google Cloud is providing eligible faculty with resources that can be used to teach the Google Cloud Computing Foundations curriculum in the classroom. Resources include:

    • Editable slide decks in Google Slides format for each module
    • Detailed slide-by-slide teaching notes
    • Recommendations for hands-on practice labs that can be completed on the Qwiklabs platform
    • Lesson plans and an instructor guide
    • End-of-course multiple-choice assessment questions with instructor answer key
    • Project-based assessments using Google Cloud skill badge quests on Qwiklabs
  • Are there any terms and conditions I need to be aware of to use the resources?

    The teaching resources are intended only for teaching courses at regionally accredited or higher learning institutions. The content may be adapted, customized, remixed, and shared for educational use. Content may not be distributed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose, commercial advantage, or private monetary compensation.

    If you distribute, publicly perform, display, transmit, publish, or otherwise make available any of the resources or any derivative works thereof, you must attribute the material you use back to the teaching resources, but not in any way that suggests Google, any of its affiliates, or any of its third party content providers endorse you or your use of such materials. If you adapt, remix, or customize the teaching resources please include the following text on each edited slide: “The original content was provided by Google LLC and modified for the purpose of the course, without input or endorsement from Google LLC.”

  • What do I need to do to prepare to teach using these resources?

    We recommend that you (and your TAs) review the slides and materials, including the instructor guide and lesson plans provided.

    You can also work through the on-demand version of the course available on Google Courses by Qwiklabs. It can be accessed by following the instructions here.

  • Material is not available that is relevant to the course I am interested in teaching. What are my options?

    You are free to adapt and remix the materials in the Google Cloud Computing Foundations curriculum. You can create and add in any materials that will enable you to teach your course.

    If you don’t find what you need, you may submit a request to the Google Cloud Education team at CloudEduTeaching@google.com. We will review and consider publishing it with a future version of the curriculum.

  • I have feedback on the course material — how can I submit it and what happens once I do?

    This content has been developed for a general student audience and may not be directly aligned to your course syllabus. We encourage you to modify and customize it to fit the needs of your courses and curriculum.

    However, if you see any corrections on the slides that need to be made, you can email support@qwiklabs.com (preface the subject line with Google Cloud Teaching Resources: Google Cloud Foundations).

    We expect to refresh the content every quarter and will incorporate changes in order of priority with any subsequent versions of the course.

  • I have questions or need help with Qwiklabs. Where do I go?

    • To troubleshoot Qwiklabs problems, first check out Qwiklabs FAQ for information about troubleshooting topics.
    • To report a problem with the Qwiklabs platform or a specific lab, email support@qwiklabs.com (preface the subject line with Google Cloud Teaching Resources: Google Cloud Foundations). Alternatively you can also log onto qwiklabs.com and use the chat functionality for assistance. Select Google Cloud EDU Program under the Department dropdown menu.
  • Where can I find more information about Google Cloud training and certification?

    For more information about Google Cloud training and certification, see:

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