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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


In this chapter, you learned what cloud computing and virtualization are. You also learned what cloud service models are available for your business and their advantages. Moreover, since GCP is a public cloud provider, you have been given a brief explanation of the differences between public, private, and hybrid cloud services.

GCP's physical architecture was described, as well as its regions and zones. We also looked at its logical architecture and specified the various 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, was provided in the second part of this chapter.

After introducing a few of the GCP services, such as Cloud DNS, Cloud CDN, and Cloud Load Balancing, we looked at the DevOps culture and its implementation with Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

In the next chapter, you will learn how to design, plan, and prototype a GCP network.