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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Google Cloud Platform Infrastructure, provides an overview on what cloud computing is and a description of Google Cloud Platform architecture and its main components. Moreover, Chapter 1 introduces Google Compute Engine, Cloud DNS, Cloud Load Balancing, Google Kubernetes Engine, and DevOps culture.

Chapter 2, Designing, Planning, and Prototyping a GCP Network, provides guidelines on how to design, plan, and prototype a Google Cloud network. It also discusses the main disaster recovery and failover strategies as well as IP network planning in the Google Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Chapter 2 continues by describing interconnection options between an on-premises network and VPC in Google Cloud. Finally, Chapter 2 discusses Google Kubernetes Engine network design principals for large-scale application deployments.

Chapter 3, Implementing a GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), describes how to implement VPC resources in Google Cloud. The main topics covered here are VPC subnets, Cloud Router, VPC interconnection, and Cloud NAT.

Chapter 4, Configuring Network Services in GCP, deep dives into Google Cloud Load Balancing and Cloud CDN services. Indeed, the chapter describes how to implement Global and Internal Network Load Balancing services with Google Cloud Platform. Moreover, the chapter covers how to implement Cloud CDN to reduce network latency for static content stored in Google Cloud Storage.

Chapter 5, Implementing Hybrid Connectivity in GCP, focuses on hybrid connectivity between on-premises and Google Cloud networks. The chapter describes how to implement Dedicated Interconnect, Partner Interconnect, and IPsec VPN in Google Cloud Platform as well as diving into Cloud Router.

Chapter 6, Implementing Network Security, deep dives into security implementation in Google Cloud Virtual Private Cloud. The chapter shows how to configure Identity and Access Management and Google Cloud Armor. Moreover, the chapter describes how to insert a third-party next-generation firewall into the VPC with multiple network interface cards.

Chapter 7, Managing and Monitoring Network Operations, describes how to use Google Cloud Logging and Monitoring to monitor network and security operations.

Chapter 8, Advanced Networking in Google Cloud Platform, describes Google Traffic Director, Service Directory, and Network Connectivity Center. Indeed, the chapter describes what Service Mesh networks are and how they fit into Traffic Director. Then, the chapter moves on to exploring how to discover services with Service Directory and its implementation in Google Cloud Platform. Finally, the chapter shows how to build Hub and Spoke network topologies with Google Cloud Network Connectivity Center.

Chapter 9, Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification Preparation, provides a set of questions that would work as preparation for the Google Cloud Professional Network Engineer exam.