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Architecting with Google Cloud: Design and Process

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Why study this course

This two-day instructor-led course features a combination of lectures, design activities, and hands-on labs to show you how to use proven design patterns on Google Cloud to build highly reliable and efficient solutions and operate deployments that are highly available and cost-effective.

It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Compute Engine or Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in either of those courses.

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What you’ll learn

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Apply a tool set of questions, techniques and design considerations

  • Define application requirements and express them objectively as KPIs, SLO's and SLI's

  • Decompose application requirements to find the right microservice boundaries

  • Leverage Google Cloud developer tools to set up modern, automated deployment pipelines

  • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud Storage services based on application requirements

  • Discuss Google Cloud network architectures, including hybrid architectures

  • Implement reliable, scalable, resilient applications balancing key performance metrics with cost

  • Choose the right Google Cloud deployment services for your applications

  • Secure cloud applications, data and infrastructure

  • Monitor service level objectives and costs using Cloud Monitoring

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Lumify Work is Australia's only national Google Cloud Authorised Training Partner. Get the skills needed to build, test, and deploy applications on this highly scalable infrastructure. Engineered to handle the most data-intensive work you can throw at it, Lumify Work can support you through training wherever you are in your Cloud adoption journey.

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Cloud Solutions Architects

  • Site Reliability Engineers

  • Systems Operations professionals

  • DevOps Engineers

  • IT managers

  • Individuals using Google Cloud to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with Google Cloud

Course subjects

Module 1: Defining the Service

  • Describe users in terms of roles and personas

  • Evaluate KPIs using SLOs and SLIs

  • Determine the quality of application requirements using SMART criteria

Module 2: Microservice Design and Architecture

  • Decompose monolithic applications into microservices

  • Recognise appropriate microservice boundaries

  • Design consistent, standard RESTful service APIs

  • Identify the 12-factor best practices for implementing services

Module 3: DevOps Automation

  • Discuss the automation of service deployment using CI/CD pipelines

  • Explain how to leverage Cloud Source Repositories for source and version control

  • Automate builds with Cloud Build and build triggers

  • Manage container images with Container Registry

Module 4: Choosing Storage Solutions

  • Identify the use cases for Spanner

  • Identify the use cases for Cloud SQL

  • Identify the use cases for Firestore

  • Identify the use cases for Memorystore

Module 5: Google Cloud and Hybrid Network Architecture

  • Discuss the design of VPC networks to optimise for cost, security, and performance

  • Describe how global and regional load balancers provide access to services

  • Connect networks using peering and VPNs

  • Define hybrid networks between Google Cloud and on-premises data centers using Cloud Interconnect

Module 6: Deploying Applications to Google Cloud

  • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud deployment service for your applications

  • Configure scalable, resilient infrastructure using Instance Templates and Groups

  • Orchestrate microservice deployments using Kubernetes and GKE

  • Leverage App Engine for a completely automated platform as a service (PaaS)

Module 7: Designing Reliable Systems

  • Discuss the design of services to meet requirements for availability, durability, and scalability

  • Identify the failures to be avoided to implement a fault-tolerant system

Module 8: Security

  • Identify the best practices for designing secure systems

  • Discuss the use of organisational policies and folders to simplify cloud governance

  • Identify Google Cloud services that can be leveraged for access management

  • Identify Google Cloud services that can be leveraged to mitigate DDoS attacks

Module 9: Maintenance and Monitoring

  • Discuss different ways to manage new service versions

  • Describe how to forecast, monitor, and optimise service costs

  • Observe if your services are meeting their SLOs using Cloud Monitoring and Dashboards

  • Use Uptime Checks to determine service availability

  • Respond to service outages using Cloud Monitoring Alerts


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