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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By : Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli
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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By: Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli

Overview of this book

Google Cloud, the public cloud platform from Google, has a variety of networking options, which are instrumental in managing a networking architecture. This book will give you hands-on experience of implementing and securing networks in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will understand the basics of Google Cloud infrastructure and learn to design, plan, and prototype a network on GCP. After implementing a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you will configure network services and implement hybrid connectivity. Later, the book focuses on security, which forms an important aspect of a network. You will also get to grips with network security and learn to manage and monitor network operations in GCP. Finally, you will learn to optimize network resources and delve into advanced networking. The book also helps you to reinforce your knowledge with the help of mock tests featuring exam-like questions. By the end of this book, you will have gained a complete understanding of networking in Google Cloud and learned everything you need to pass the certification exam.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Services and Security
Section 3: Network Operations, Management, and Monitoring
Chapter 9: Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification Preparation

Chapter 1: Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure

To learn about Google Cloud Platform's infrastructure, you must have a good understanding of what cloud computing is and the cloud service models that are available, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Moreover, since Google Cloud Platform is a public cloud provider, we will provide a brief explanation of the differences between public, private, and hybrid cloud services.

Google Cloud Platform's physical architecture will be described. We will also specify the regions and zones, as well as the logical architecture that specifies the organizations, folders, projects, and resources.

A deep explanation of what a Google Compute Engine instance is, and how you can use one for your workload, will be provided in the second part of this chapter.

After introducing a few of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services, such as Cloud DNS, Cloud CDN, and Cloud Load Balancer, we will provide an overview of the DevOps culture, as applied to Kubernetes and the Google Cloud implementation of KubernetesGoogle Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Introducing cloud computing and virtualization
  • Introducing GCP
  • Getting started with GCP
  • Understanding virtual machines in the cloud
  • Exploring containers in the cloud