Getting Started on Google Cloud
Whether you’re new to Google Cloud or need to brush up on your skills, this is your group. Bring your questions and get ready to explore member vetted resources for getting started. No matter where you are on your cloud journey, this group can help move you forward.
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The Global Knowledge just released the 15 Top-Paying Certifications List for 2021, revealing the most in-demand skills and technology areas for organizations today.Top-paying certifications:#1 Google Certified Professional Data Engineer #2 Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect https://www.globalknowledge.com/us-en/resources/resource-library/articles/top-paying-certifications/ Do you hold any of these two Google Cloud certifications? Do you plan to take the exam for one or both?
Last week, Google launched their highly anticipated Google Career Certificates in partnership with Coursera. These certificates are “flexible online training designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields.”Highlights from the site: No experience necessary Learn at your own pace Stand out to employers A path to in-demand jobsCertificate paths for: IT Support Data Analytics Project Management UX Design Android Development If you are planning to enroll in one of these certificates, please let us know and share your experience with others in the community.
An application programming interface (API) is a connection between computers or between computer programs. -Wikipedia Here are some examples of everyday APIs: booking a flight on a travel website, paying for an online product using PayPal, using the Google login to access this platform.If you could make connections in your life to make things easier (via an interface of some sort), what would those things be? My example would be to automatically schedule a last minute Airbnb vacation on the same weekend that has the best weather...and it would automatically cancel my planned events during that time.What would your personal API look like?
Secret Manager (SM) is a Google Cloud service that provides a secure and convenient way to store API keys, passwords, certificates, and other sensitive data. It is the central place and single source of truth to manage, access, and audit secrets across Google Cloud.Image source: Google Cloud BlogIn their latest article, Seth Vargo, Developer Advocate and Product Manager and Phillip Tischler, Engineering & Product Manager are exploring the new Secret Manager capabilities and integrations that will help keep your secrets safer.Takeaways from their blog post. The SM:now has a tier that is free of charge SLA is now 99.95% is now available in all public Google Cloud regions is validated for compliance use cases supports Customer-Managed Encryption Keys (CMEK) supports auto-expiring secrets supports Etags and server-side filteringTo get started, check out the Secret Manager documentation. And here the Secret Manager best practices guide At C2C we had the opportunity to host an event wit
In Greek mythology we have the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus. The first is known for many things, one of which is that he always thought in advance before doing anything. He was always proactive. While Epimetheus, as the root of his name says, thinks after acting.Ransomware is a pervasive, ever-evolving threat impacting organizations globally, regardless of size, geographic location, or industry.With ransomware attacks accelerating, there’s no time like the present to start assessing and improving your recovery preparedness. Taking a proactive approach can make all the difference and Google Cloud can help. To learn more, register to attend our Google Cloud Security Summit taking place on July 20th. And if you’re interested in learning more about security offerings tailored to the government, register to attend our Government Security Summit on the same day. So, it’s better to think like Prometheus, right? What do you think? Are you or company using the Actifio GO from the Google M
Check out part one of a multi-part series with Fulfilld’s CTO Michael Pytel. This startup was inspired by the pandemic and the supply chain issues that came up:Questions for you all:If you were creating a startup right now, what would your ideal tech stack look like? If you were about to compete with Amazon with their warehouse structure (at some level), how would you try and set yourself apart?
In less than two weeks we're hosting an after-party to the Google Cloud Retail and Consumer Goods Summit, right here on the C2C Platform. We're super excited to chat about the news and announcements that are shared, and hope you are too! If you haven't already signed up you can do so below.What are you looking forward to most? Are there any topics you can't wait to dive into? Comment below and let's get this party started!
One of the reasons I love working with the Google community is this!They announced the launch of Google Cloud’s Autism Career Program, designed to hire and support more talented people with autism in the rapidly growing cloud industry. How awesome is that?They will to train up to 500 Google Cloud managers and others who are involved in hiring processes. They will empower these Googlers to work effectively and empathetically with autistic candidates and ensure Google’s onboarding processes are accessible and equitable. Stanford,Stanford Neurodiversity Project (part of the Stanford University School of Medicine), will also provide coaching to applicants, as well as ongoing support for them, their teammates and managers once they join the Google Cloud team.This is the definition of inclusion. That is what inclusionis all about.You can read Rob Enslin’s article hereImage Source: Google Cloud Blog
Hello Getting Started Group! As people around the world are wrapping up their work week, let’s take a moment to celebrate the wins (both big and small). Feel free to share:Your personal victories this week Any company victories you would like to share out General achievements that this group can all get behind
Google Cloud Security Summit was on July 20. Did you have time to attend it? If not, you can watch the video on demand.The big announcement at the event was a new service called Google IDS (Intrusion Detection Service), which requires security operation skills to set up and maintain.Securing network traffic with Cloud IDSIDS is a threat detection analyzer that works by mirroring packets of network traffic both within and within a VPC. Such a service is already available by enabling packet mirroring on a third-party service, such as that provided by ExtraHop, Cisco, Netscout or Check Point.If we compare the diagram in the image above with the network security diagram in Google Cloud before the introduction of IDS (image below) we can identify the differences, right?Securing network traffic before Cloud IDSLet me know your opinion on this. Is there anything else you liked about the Security Summit?
Google Cloud is introducing its first virtual Certification Journey Learning program for underrepresented communities across the United States—Cloud Career Jump Start. The program is free of charge for participants, and includes technical and professional skill development and resources with an aim to provide a readiness path to certification via the Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Exam. It is a good initiative but I prefer the one for Google’s Europe DevRel team.Road to Google Cloud Certification was a 10-week program, open to everyone around the world, and supports 4 certifications in many languages.ACE in English & Russian - 380 peoplePCA in English, French & Russian - 305 peoplePDE - 130 peopleDevOps - 120 people The Road to Google Cloud Certification will run again after the summertime.
Hi All,Came across this free resources and hence sharing the same.https://github.com/sathishvj/awesome-gcp-certifications Emberly - Personal knowledge library for visual people https://acloudguru.com/blog/news/whats-free-at-acg-june-2021 https://www.youtube.com/c/LearnGCPwithMahesh
Hello Everyone,Hope you’re all staying safe & healthy.I would like to share my blog here on how you can ace the “Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification”. So if anyone is a novice to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or preparing for ACE Certification, kindly check it out. And I hope this would be useful. https://medium.com/@charles_j/how-i-passed-the-google-cloud-associate-engineer-certification-63a0fd932057
In episode 25 of That Digital Show, Jon Naseath joined @ChrisHood to discuss how enterprises address technology and strategic transformation and how the financial engineering of CapEx helps in the migration to the cloud. Watch and listen to the episode But what is CapEx? What is the relation with OpEx? And what has TCO done with them?CapEx is Capital Expenditure. For organizations that build and deploy apps on-premises, there’s a heavy emphasis on capital expenditure to set up and maintain their IT infrastructure. The main challenge is to carefully balance between under-purchasing and over-purchasing so that the organization doesn’t end up with unserved demand or wasted capacity.CapExOpEx comes from Operational Expenditure. When an organization migrates or builds and deploys apps using cloud services, there is a greater emphasis on operational expenditure. The organization is paying for what they need when they need it.With CapEx companies spent a substantial amount of money upfront
The cloud enables businesses to effectively and efficiently utilize hardware and software. It also introduces new complexity and challenges to traditional IT financial management and requires the right financial governance, communication, and partnerships across the organization. In this episode, @ChrisHood is joined by Jon Naseath to discuss how enterprises address technology and strategic transformation and how financial engineering of CapEx helps in the migration to the cloud. Listen to the full episode:https://thatdigitalshow.withgoogle.com/post/episode-25-the-cloud-capex-myth/
Last I year it was the first time that I took a look at Cockroach Labs Cloud Report.So I was amazed with this year results:GCP delivered the highest amount of raw throughput (tpm) on the derivative TPC-C Benchmark and from last year’s 3rd place got 1st. For the third year in a row, GCP won the Network Throughput benchmark. Even GCP’s worst performing machine for Network Throughput outpaced the other public cloud providers. Great competition for most powerful CPU processor heats up between Intel, AMD, and Amazon’s Graviton2 GCP needs to improve network latency. AWS network latencies are unbeatable, for now(?).Image Source: Cockroach Labs
Hello All C2C Champs,My experience was awesome when got chance to attend Google Cloud OnBoard in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. had a chance to have hands on GCP compute, storage, big query and many more services to explore. Do share your experiences..!! Cheers..!!