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Networking in the Google Cloud

Fundamental 6 Steps 7 hours 38 Credits

Networking is a principle theme of cloud computing. It’s the underlying structure of Google Cloud, and it’s what connects all your resources and services to one another. This fundamental-level quest will cover essential Google CLoud networking services and will give you hands-on practice with specialized tools for developing mature networks. From learning the ins-and-outs of VPCs, to creating enterprise-grade load balancers, Networking in the Google Cloud will give you the practical experience needed so you can start building robust networks right away. Looking for a hands on challenge lab to demonstrate your skills and validate your knowledge? On completing this quest, enroll in and finish the additional challenge lab at the end of the Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud Quest to receive an exclusive Google Cloud digital badge.

Infrastructure Security

Prerequisites:

The labs in this quest will teach you networking basics and advanced features incrementally, but hands-on experience with Google Cloud’s core computing and infrastructure services is required before beginning. It is recommended that the students have at least earned a Badge by completing the hands-on labs in the Google Cloud Essentials Quest.

Quest Outline

Hands-On Lab

User Authentication: Identity-Aware Proxy

Learn how to restrict access selected authenticated users with Identity-Aware Proxy without special programming. Discover how to retrieve user identity information from IAP.

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Multiple VPC Networks

In this lab, you create several VPC networks and VM instances and test connectivity across networks.

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VPC Networks - Controlling Access

In this lab, you create two nginx web servers and control external HTTP access to the web servers using tagged firewall rules. Then, you explore IAM policies and service accounts.

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HTTP Load Balancer with Cloud Armor

In this lab, you configure an HTTP Load Balancer with global backends. Then, you stress test the Load Balancer and blacklist the stress test IP with Cloud Armor.

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Create an Internal Load Balancer

In this lab, you create two managed instance groups in the same region. Then, you configure an Internal Load Balancer with the instances groups as the backends.

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Google Cloud Packet Mirroring with OpenSource IDS

This lab demonstrates a common enterprise use case for Google Cloud's Packet Mirroring in conjunction with an Open Source Intrusion Detection System.

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