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Networking in Google Cloud

Learn about the broad variety of networking options on Google Cloud. This course uses lectures, demos, and hands-on labs to help you explore and deploy Google Cloud networking technologies, including...

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$1,400 USD GSA  $1,198.99
Course Code GCP-NET
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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Learn about the broad variety of networking options on Google Cloud. This course uses lectures, demos, and hands-on labs to help you explore and deploy Google Cloud networking technologies, including Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks, subnets, and firewalls; interconnection among networks; load balancing; Cloud DNS; Cloud CDN; and Cloud NAT. You'll also learn about common network design patterns and automated deployment using Cloud Deployment Manager or Terraform.

Skills Gained

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Configure Google VPC networks, subnets, and routers
  • Control administrative access to VPC objects
  • Control network access to endpoints in VPCs
  • Interconnect networks among Google Cloud projects
  • Interconnect networks among Google Cloud VPC networks and on-premises or other-cloud networks
  • Choose among Google Cloud load balancer and proxy options and configure them
  • Use Cloud CDN to reduce latency and save money
  • Optimize network spend using Network Tiers
  • Configure Cloud NAT or Private Google Access to provide instances without public IP addresses access to other services
  • Deploy networks declaratively using Cloud Deployment Manager or Terraform
  • Design networks to meet common customer requirements
  • Configure monitoring and logging to troubleshoot networks problems

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Network engineers and Admins who are either using Google Cloud or are planning to do so
  • Individuals who want to be exposed to software-defined networking solutions in the cloud

Prerequisites

  • Complete Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or have equivalent experience
  • Have prior understanding of the 7 layer OSI model
  • Have prior understanding of IPv4 addressing
  • Have prior experience with managing IPv4 routes

Course Details

Course Outline

Module 1: Google Cloud VPC Networking Fundamentals

  • Recall that networks belong to projects.
  • Explain the differences among default, auto, and custom networks.
  • Create networks and subnets.
  • Explain how IPv4 addresses are assigned to Compute Engine instances.
  • Publish domain names using Google Cloud DNS.
  • Create Compute Engine instances with IP aliases.
  • Create Compute Engine instances with multiple virtual network.

Module 2: Controlling Access to VPC Networks

  • Outline how IAM policies affect VPC networks.
  • Control access to network resources using service accounts.
  • Control access to Compute Engine instances with tag-based firewall rules.

Module 3: Sharing Networks Across Projects

  • Outline the overall workflow for configuring Shared VPC.
  • Differentiate between the IAM roles that allow network resources to be managed.
  • Configure peering between unrelated VPC Networks.
  • Recall when to use Shared VPC and when to use VPC Network Peering.

Module 4: Load Balancing

  • Recall the various load balancing services
  • Configure Layer 7 HTTP(S) load balancing
  • Whitelist and blacklist IP traffic with Cloud Armor
  • Cache content with Cloud CDN
  • Explain Layer 4 TCP or SSL proxy load balancing
  • Explain regional network load balancing
  • Configure internal load balancing
  • Recall the choices for enabling IPv6 Internet connectivity for Google Cloud load balancers
  • Determine which Google Cloud load balancer to use In which situation

Module 5: Hybrid Connectivity

  • Recall the Google Cloud interconnect and peering services available to connect your infrastructure to Google Cloud.
  • Explain Dedicated Interconnect and Partner Interconnect.
  • Describe the workflow for configuring a Dedicated Interconnect.
  • Build a connection over a VPN with Cloud Router.
  • Determine which Google Cloud interconnect service to use when.
  • Explain Direct Peering and Partner Peering.
  • Determine which Google Cloud peering service to use when.

Module 6: Networking Pricing and Billing

  • Recognize how networking features are charged for.
  • Use Network Service Tiers to optimize spend.
  • Determine which Network Service Tier to use when.
  • Recall that labels can be used to understand networking spend.

Module 7: Network Design and Deployment

  • Explain common network design patterns.
  • Configure Private Google Access to allow access to certain Google Cloud services from VM instances with only internal IP addresses.
  • Configure Cloud NAT to provide your instances without public IP addresses access to the internet.
  • Automate the deployment of networks using Deployment Manager or Terraform.
  • Launch networking solutions using Cloud Marketplace.

Module 8: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Configure uptime checks, alerting policies and charts for your network services.
  • Use VPC Flow Logs to log and analyze network traffic behavior.
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