Course description

  • What’s the focus of this course?

    This Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals (CP100A) course will introduce you to Google Cloud Platform products and services. Through instructor-led online classrooms, live demonstrations, and hands-on labs, you’ll learn the value of Google Cloud Platform and how to incorporate cloud-based solutions into business strategies.

  • What are the course objectives?

    When you have completed the CP100A training course, you’ll be able to:
    • Identify the purpose and value of each of the Google Cloud Platform products and services
    • Explain the difference between IaaS and PaaS
    • List the methods of interacting with Google Cloud Platform services
    • Describe ways in which customers have used Google Cloud Platform to improve their businesses
    • Understand how to choose an appropriate application deployment environment on Google Cloud Platform: Google App Engine, Google Container Engine, or Google Compute Engine
    • Deploy an application to: Google App Engine, Google Container Engine, and Google Compute Engine
    • Compare the Google Cloud Platform storage options: Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Bigtable, and Google Cloud Datastore
    • Deploy an application that uses Google Cloud Datastore and Google Cloud Storage to store data
    • Load data into BigQuery and query it

  • Who should take this course?

    This course is an essential requirement for professionals who need to understand deploying applications and creating application environments on Google Cloud Platform as well as its scalability. This course is best suited for:
    • Solutions Developers
    • Systems Operations Professionals
    • Solution Architects
    • Executives
    • Business Decision Makers

Course preview

    • Lesson 01 - Introducing Google Cloud Platform 36:32
      • 1.1 Introducing Google Cloud Platform03:45
      • 1.2 Google Cloud Platform10:55
      • 1.3 Google's Contributions21:14
      • 1.4 Quiz
      • 1.5 Key Takeaways00:38
    • Lesson 02 - Getting started with Google Cloud Platform 29:39
      • 2.1 Getting started with Google Cloud Platform00:56
      • 2.2 Google Cloud Platform Projects14:22
      • 2.3 Interacting with Google Cloud Platform13:44
      • 2.4 Quiz
      • 2.5 Key Takeaways00:37
    • Lesson 03 - Google App Engine and Cloud Datastore 26:58
      • 3.1 Google App Engine and Cloud Datastore02:11
      • 3.2 Overview and Customer Experience11:29
      • 3.3 Google App Engine Flexible Environment12:42
      • 3.4 Quiz
      • 3.5 Key Takeaways00:36
    • Lesson 04 - Google Cloud Platform Storage Options 36:37
      • 4.1 Google Cloud Platform Storage Options00:44
      • 4.2 Google Cloud Storage18:56
      • 4.3 Google Cloud SQL16:22
      • 4.4 Quiz
      • 4.5 Key Takeaways00:35
    • Lesson 05 - Google Container Engine 18:01
      • 5.1 Google Container Engine00:37
      • 5.2 Introduction to Containers10:50
      • 5.3 Google Container Engine05:58
      • 5.4 Quiz
      • 5.5 Key Takeaways00:36
    • Lesson 06 - Google Compute Engine and Networking 23:59
      • 6.1 Google Compute Engine and Networking00:44
      • 6.2 Google Compute Engine17:26
      • 6.3 Operations and Tools05:13
      • 6.4 Quiz
      • 6.5 Key Takeaways00:36
    • Lesson 07 - Big Data and Machine Learning 24:09
      • 7.1 Big Data and Machine Learning01:23
      • 7.2 Google Cloud Big Data Platform08:57
      • 7.3 Google Cloud Big Data Platform07:47
      • 7.4 Google Cloud Machine Learning Platform05:02
      • 7.5 Quiz
      • 7.6 Key Takeaways01:00
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Exam & certification

  • What are the prerequisites for this course?

    There are no prerequisites for this course. However, participants should be familiar with application development, Linux operating systems, systems operations, and data analytics/machine learning. Having this prior knowledge will be helpful in understanding the technologies covered in the course.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Classroom:
    1. Attend one class or complete 85% of the course.


This course was excellent in its technical explanations and comprehensive literature. I found myself locked and focused and ready for more learning.

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The course was great. Very informative.

The trainer was very good, the training has a very practical approach with just enough information to not make it too overwhelming.

The knowledge of the trainer, the breadth of the topics covered, the labs, are valuable to refer to again -- what I would like to see is a separate download availability of the slides used during the course. They were very well done and would be a valuable resource. The trainer's knowledge on the subject was impressive. The breadth of the topics covered, the labs -- will be valuable to refer to again. The training was conducted well, very well done, and to be able to refer to the slides is a valuable resource.

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Awesome and great training. The trainer imparted valuable knowledge.

Good material and reasonable labs for someone new to GCP. Overall, I'd recommend the course to someone new to GCP to get an overall understanding and a feeling of GCP through hands-on lab exercise.

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Timed access to materials, ability to enroll in batch of choice after signing up for training, professional attitude of training and support staff and pace of delivery. Extended content access, flexibility on batch selection, professional delivery, promptness in delivery of batch content.

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LVC mode is very interesting and effective.

It is very good way to learn

Course advisor

Bernard Golden Agile and Cloud Expert, CEO of Navica

Named by as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing. Bernard has authored four books on virtualization and cloud computing, the most recent of which is Amazon Web Services for Dummies.


  • Who are the trainers for the live classroom training?

    All our trainers are Google certified and are highly qualified, with experience in training and working in the field.

  • What is Online Classroom training?

    Online Classroom training for CP100A is live training conducted via live streaming of a class. This class is conducted by a Google certified trainer experienced in training and working in the field. The ability to interact with other participants in a global audience can enrich your learning experience.

  • How do I access the Lab?

    If you do not have a Google Cloud Platform billing account, you need to register for the free trial at

  • Are these training classes live or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    All the classes are live. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during the class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference.

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The tools you’ll need to attend training are fairly basic:
    • Windows: any version newer than Windows XP SP3
    • Mac: any version newer than OSX 10.6
    • Internet speed: Preferably faster than 512 Kbps
    • Headset, speakers, microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to the others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.