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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

february, 2020

12feb9:00 am5:00 pmNetworking in Google Cloud Platform


Event Details

This two-day instructor-led course gives participants a broad study of networking options on Google Cloud Platform. Through presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, learners explore and deploy GCP networking technologies, such as Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks, subnets, firewalls, interconnection among networks, load balancing, Cloud DNS, and Cloud CDN. The course also covers common network design patterns and automated deployment using Cloud Deployment Manager.

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 GCP projects
Interconnect networks among GCP VPC networks and on-premises or other-cloud networks
Choose among GCP load balancer and proxy options and configure them
Use Cloud CDN to reduce latency and save money
Optimize network spend using Network Tiers
Deploy networks declaratively using Cloud Deployment Manager
Design networks to meet common customer requirements
Configure monitoring and logging to troubleshoot networks problems

This course is intended for the following participants:

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

To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

Completed Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure or have equivalent experience.
Clear understanding of the 7-layer OSI model.
Clear understanding of IPv4 addressing.
Prior experience with managing IPv4 routes.
Course Outline
Module 1: Google Cloud VPC Networking Fundamentals

Topics Covered:

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 Cloud DNS
Create Compute Engine instances with IP aliases
Create Compute Engine instances with multiple virtual network interfaces

Module 2: Controlling Access to VPC Networks

Topics Covered:

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

Topics Covered:

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 peering

Module 4: Load Balancing

Topics Covered:

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
Configure internal load balancing
Determine which GCP load balancer to use when

Module 5: Hybrid Connectivity

Topics Covered:

Recall the GCP interconnect and peering services available to connect your infrastructure to GCP
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 GCP interconnect service to use when
Explain Direct Peering and Partner Peering
Determine which GCP peering service to use when

Module 6: Networking Pricing and Billing

Topics Covered:

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

Topics Covered:

Explain common network design patterns
Automate the deployment of networks using Deployment Manager
Launch networking solutions using Cloud Marketplace

Module 8: Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Topics Covered:

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


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm