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9781119871446

Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2023-03-01
  • Publisher: Sybex

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Quickly and efficiently prepare for the Google Associate Cloud Engineer certification with the proven Sybex method

In the newly updated Second Edition of Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide, expert engineer and tech educator Dan Sullivan delivers an essential handbook for anyone preparing for the challenging Associate Cloud Engineer exam offered by Google and for those seeking to upgrade their Google Cloud engineering skillset.

The book provides readers with coverage of every domain and competency tested by the Associate Cloud Engineer exam, including how to select the right Google compute service from the wide variety of choices, how to choose the best storage option for your services, and how to implement appropriate security controls and network functionality.

This guide also offers:

  • A strong emphasis on transforming readers into competent, job-ready applicants, with a focus on building skills in high demand by contemporary employers
  • Concrete test-taking strategies, techniques, and tips to help readers conquer exam anxiety
  • Complimentary access to a comprehensive online learning environment, complete with practice tests

A must-have resource for practicing and aspiring Google Cloud engineers, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Study Guide allows you to prepare for this challenging certification efficiently and completely.

Author Biography

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DAN SULLIVAN is a data architect specializing in data architecture, data analytics, and machine learning. Dan has also written the official Google Cloud study guides for the Professional Architect and Professional Data Engineer certification exams. He has taught courses on machine learning, data science, and cloud computing for LinkedIn Learning and Udemy, and holds a PhD in genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology with a focus on infectious disease genomics.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

Assessment Test xxxiii

Chapter 1 Overview of Google Cloud 1

Types of Cloud Services 2

Compute Resources 3

Storage 4

Networking 7

Specialized Services 8

Cloud Computing vs. Data Center Computing 8

Rent Instead of Own Resources 8

Pay- as- You- Go- for- What- You- Use Model 9

Elastic Resource Allocation 9

Specialized Services 10

Summary 10

Exam Essentials 10

Review Questions 12

Chapter 2 Google Cloud Computing Services 17

Computing Components of Google Cloud 18

Computing Resources 19

Storage Components of Google Cloud 23

Storage Resources 23

Databases 26

Networking Components of Google Cloud 28

Networking Services 28

Identity Management and Security 30

Development Tools 30

Additional Components of Google Cloud 31

Management and Observability Tools 31

Specialized Services 32

Summary 33

Exam Essentials 33

Review Questions 36

Chapter 3 Projects, Service Accounts, and Billing 41

How Google Cloud Organizes Projects and Accounts 42

Google Cloud Resource Hierarchy 42

Organization Policies 45

Managing Projects 46

Roles and Identities 49

Roles in Google Cloud 50

Granting Roles to Identities 50

Service Accounts 52

Billing 53

Billing Accounts 53

Billing Budgets and Alerts 56

Exporting Billing Data 57

Enabling APIs 59

Summary 60

Exam Essentials 61

Review Questions 62

Chapter 4 Introduction to Computing in Google Cloud 67

Compute Engine 68

Virtual Machine Images 68

Virtual Machines Are Contained in Projects 77

Virtual Machines Run in a Zone and Region 78

Users Need Privileges to Create Virtual Machines 79

Preemptible Virtual Machines 80

Custom Machine Types 81

Use Cases for Compute Engine Virtual Machines 82

App Engine 83

Structure of an App Engine Application 84

App Engine Standard and Flexible Environments 85

Use Cases for App Engine 86

Kubernetes Engine 87

Kubernetes Functionality 88

Kubernetes Cluster Architecture 88

Kubernetes Engine Use Cases 89

Anthos 90

Cloud Run 90

Cloud Run Use Cases 91

Cloud Functions 91

Cloud Functions Execution Environment 91

Cloud Functions Use Cases 93

Summary 93

Exam Essentials 95

Review Questions 96

Chapter 5 Computing with Compute Engine Virtual Machines 101

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines with the Console 102

Main Virtual Machine Configuration Details 104

Advanced Configuration Details 109

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines with Cloud SDK 117

Installing Cloud SDK 117

Example Installation on Ubuntu Linux 118

Creating a Virtual Machine with Cloud SDK 119

Creating a Virtual Machine with Cloud Shell 120

Basic Virtual Machine Management 121

Starting and Stopping Instances 121

Network Access to Virtual Machines 121

Monitoring a Virtual Machine 123

Cost of Virtual Machines 123

Guidelines for Planning, Deploying, and Managing Virtual Machines 125

Summary 125

Exam Essentials 126

Review Questions 127

Chapter 6 Managing Virtual Machines 131

Managing Single Virtual Machine Instances 132

Managing Single Virtual Machine Instances in the Console 132

Managing a Single Virtual Machine Instance with Cloud Shell and the Command Line 141

Introduction to Instance Groups 147

Creating and Removing Instance Groups and Templates 147

Instance Groups Load Balancing and Autoscaling 149

Guidelines for Managing Virtual Machines 150

Summary 150

Exam Essentials 151

Review Questions 152

Chapter 7 Computing with Kubernetes 157

Introduction to Kubernetes Engine 158

Kubernetes Cluster Architecture 159

Kubernetes Objects 159

Deploying Kubernetes Clusters 162

Deploying Kubernetes Clusters Using Cloud Console 162

Deploying Kubernetes Clusters Using Cloud Shell and Cloud SDK 167

Deploying Application Pods 168

Monitoring Kubernetes 172

Summary 172

Exam Essentials 173

Review Questions 174

Chapter 8 Managing Standard Mode Kubernetes Clusters 179

Viewing the Status of a Kubernetes Cluster 180

Viewing the Status of Kubernetes Clusters Using Cloud Console 180

Pinning Services to the Top of the Navigation Menu 182

Viewing the Status of Kubernetes Clusters Using Cloud SDK and Cloud Shell 188

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Nodes 193

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Nodes with Cloud Console 193

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Nodes with Cloud SDK and Cloud Shell 195

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Pods 196

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Pods with Cloud Console 196

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Pods with Cloud SDK and Cloud Shell 200

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Services 203

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Services with Cloud Console 203

Adding, Modifying, and Removing Services with Cloud SDK and Cloud Shell 205

Creating Repositories in the Artifact Registry 207

Viewing the Image Repository and Image Details with Cloud Console 207

Summary 209

Exam Essentials 209

Review Questions 210

Chapter 9 Computing with Cloud Run and App Engine 215

Overview of Cloud Run 216

Cloud Run Services 216

Cloud Run Jobs 217

Creating a Cloud Run Service 218

Creating a Cloud Run Job 222

App Engine Components 223

Deploying an App Engine Application 226

Deploying an App Using Cloud Shell and SDK 226

Scaling App Engine Applications 228

Splitting Traffic Between App Engine Versions 229

Summary 230

Exam Essentials 231

Review Questions 232

Chapter 10 Computing with Cloud Functions 237

Introduction to Cloud Functions 238

Events, Triggers, and Functions 238

Runtime Environments 239

Cloud Functions Receiving Events from Cloud Storage 241

Deploying a Cloud Function for Cloud Storage Events Using Cloud Console 241

Deploying a Cloud Function for Cloud Storage Events Using gcloud Commands 244

Cloud Functions Receiving Events from Pub/Sub 245

Deploying a Cloud Function for Cloud Pub/Sub Events Using Cloud Console 245

Deploying a Cloud Function for Cloud Pub/Sub Events Using gcloud Commands 246

Summary 247

Exam Essentials 247

Review Questions 249

Chapter 11 Planning Storage in the Cloud 253

Types of Storage Systems 254

Cache 255

Persistent Storage 257

Object Storage 258

Storage Types When Planning a Storage Solution 264

Storage Data Models 265

Object: Cloud Storage 266

Relational: Cloud SQL and Cloud Spanner 266

Analytical: BigQuery 268

NoSQL: Cloud Firestore and Bigtable 270

Choosing a Storage Solution: Guidelines to Consider 277

Summary 278

Exam Essentials 278

Review Questions 280

Chapter 12 Deploying Storage in Google Cloud 285

Deploying and Managing Cloud SQL 286

Creating and Connecting to a MySQL Instance 286

Creating a Database, Loading Data, and Querying Data 288

Backing Up MySQL in Cloud SQL 289

Deploying and Managing Firestore 292

Adding Data to a Firestore Database 292

Backing Up Firestore 294

Deploying and Managing BigQuery 294

Estimating the Cost of Queries in BigQuery 294

Viewing Jobs in BigQuery 296

Deploying and Managing Cloud Spanner 297

Deploying and Managing Cloud Pub/Sub 302

Deploying and Managing Cloud Bigtable 306

Deploying and Managing Cloud Dataproc 308

Managing Cloud Storage 314

Summary 316

Exam Essentials 316

Review Questions 317

Chapter 13 Loading Data into Storage 321

Loading and Moving Data to Cloud Storage 322

Loading and Moving Data to Cloud Storage Using the Console 322

Loading and Moving Data to Cloud Storage Using the Command Line 327

Importing and Exporting Data 328

Importing and Exporting Data: Cloud SQL 328

Importing and Exporting Data: Cloud Firestore 332

Importing and Exporting Data: BigQuery 332

Importing and Exporting Data: Cloud Spanner 337

Exporting Data from Cloud Bigtable 339

Importing and Exporting Data: Cloud Dataproc 340

Streaming Data to Cloud Pub/Sub 341

Summary 342

Exam Essentials 342

Review Questions 344

 Chapter 14 Networking in the Cloud: Virtual Private Clouds and Virtual Private Networks 349

Creating a Virtual Private Cloud with Subnets 350

Creating a Virtual Private Cloud with Cloud Console 350

Creating a Virtual Private Cloud with gcloud 354

Creating a Shared Virtual Private Cloud Using gcloud 355

Deploying Compute Engine with a Custom Network 357

Creating Firewall Rules for a Virtual Private Cloud 359

Structure of Firewall Rules 360

Creating Firewall Rules Using Cloud Console 361

Creating Firewall Rules Using gcloud 364

Creating a Virtual Private Network 364

Creating a Virtual Private Network Using Cloud Console 364

Creating a Virtual Private Network Using gcloud 368

Summary 368

Exam Essentials 369

Review Questions 370

 Chapter 15 Networking in the Cloud: DNS, Load Balancing, Google Private Access, and IP Addressing 375

Configuring Cloud DNS 376

Creating DNS Managed Zones Using Cloud Console 376

Creating DNS Managed Zones Using gcloud 381

Configuring Load Balancers 382

Types of Load Balancers 382

Configuring Load Balancers Using Cloud Console 383

Configuring Load Balancers Using gcloud 386

Google Private Access 389

Managing IP Addresses 389

Expanding CIDR Blocks 390

Reserving IP Addresses 390

Summary 391

Exam Essentials 392

Review Questions 394

 Chapter 16 Deploying Applications with Cloud Marketplace and Cloud Foundation Toolkit 399

Deploying a Solution Using Cloud Marketplace 400

Browsing Cloud Marketplace and Viewing Solutions 400

Deploying Cloud Marketplace Solutions 403

Building Infrastructure Using the Cloud Foundation Toolkit 411

Deployment Manager Configuration Files 411

Deployment Manager Template Files 414

Launching a Deployment Manager Template 414

Cloud Foundation Toolkit 415

Config Connector 418

Summary 418

Exam Essentials 418

Review Questions 420

Chapter 17 Configuring Access and Security 425

Managing Identity and Access Management 426

Viewing Account IAM Assignments 426

Assigning IAM Roles to Accounts and Groups 428

Defining Custom IAM Roles 432

Managing Service Accounts 436

Managing Service Accounts with Scopes 436

Assigning a Service Account to a VM Instance 438

Viewing Audit Logs 440

Summary 441

Exam Essentials 441

Review Questions 443

Chapter 18 Monitoring, Logging, and Cost Estimating 447

Cloud Monitoring 448

Creating Dashboards 449

Using Metric Explorer 450

Creating Alerts 454

Cloud Logging 458

Log Routers and Log Sinks 458

Configuring Log Sinks 459

Viewing and Filtering Logs 459

Viewing Message Details 462

Using Cloud Diagnostics 463

Overview of Cloud Trace 463

Viewing Google Cloud Status 464

Using the Pricing Calculator 464

Summary 467

Exam Essentials 468

Review Questions 469

Appendix Answers to Review Questions 473

Chapter 1: Overview of Google Cloud 474

Chapter 2: Google Cloud Computing Services 476

Chapter 3: Projects, Service Accounts, and Billing 478

Chapter 4: Introduction to Computing in Google Cloud 480

Chapter 5: Computing with Compute Engine Virtual Machines 482

Chapter 6: Managing Virtual Machines 485

Chapter 7: Computing with Kubernetes 487

Chapter 8: Managing Standard Mode Kubernetes Clusters 489

Chapter 9: Computing with Cloud Run and App Engine 491

Chapter 10: Computing with Cloud Functions 494

Chapter 11: Planning Storage in the Cloud 496

Chapter 12: Deploying Storage in Google Cloud 498

Chapter 13: Loading Data into Storage 500

Chapter 14: Networking in the Cloud: Virtual Private Clouds and Virtual Private Networks 502

Chapter 15: Networking in the Cloud: DNS, Load Balancing, Google Private Access, and IP Addressing 504

Chapter 16: Deploying Applications with Cloud Marketplace and Cloud Foundation Toolkit 507

Chapter 17: Configuring Access and Security 509

Chapter 18: Monitoring, Logging, and Cost Estimating 511
Index 515

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