Architecting with Google Cloud: Design and Process (AGCP-DP) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Defining the Service
  • Describe users in terms of roles and personas
  • Evaluate KPIs using SLOs and SLIs
  • Determine the quality of application requirements using SMART criteria
Module 2: Microservice Design and Architecture
  • Decompose monolithic applications into microservices
  • Recognize appropriate microservice boundaries
  • Design consistent, standard RESTful service APIs
  • Identify the 12-factor best practices for implementing services
Module 3: DevOps Automation
  • Discuss the automation of service deployment using CI/CD pipelines
  • Explain how to leverage Cloud Source Repositories for source and version control
  • Automate builds with Cloud Build and build triggers
  • Manage container images with Container Registry
Module 4: Choosing Storage Solutions
  • Identify the use cases for Spanner
  • Identify the use cases for Cloud SQL
  • Identify the use cases for Firestore
  • Identify the use cases for Memorystore
Module 5: Google Cloud and Hybrid Network Architecture
  • Discuss the design of VPC networks to optimize for cost, security, and performance
  • Describe how global and regional load balancers provide access to services
  • Connect networks using peering and VPNs
  • Define hybrid networks between Google Cloud and on-premises data centers using Cloud Interconnect
Module 6: Deploying Applications to Google Cloud
  • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud deployment service for your applications
  • Configure scalable, resilient infrastructure using Instance Templates and Groups
  • Orchestrate microservice deployments using Kubernetes and GKE
  • Leverage App Engine for a completely automated platform as a service (PaaS)
Module 7: Designing Reliable Systems
  • Discuss the design of services to meet requirements for availability, durability, and scalability
  • Identify the failures to be avoided to implement a fault-tolerant system
Module 8: Security
  • Identify the best practices for designing secure systems
  • Discuss the use of organizational policies and folders to simplify cloud governance
  • Identify Google Cloud services that can be leveraged for access management
  • Identify Google Cloud services that can be leveraged to mitigate DDoS attacks
Module 9: Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Discuss different ways to manage new service versions
  • Describe how to forecast, monitor, and optimize service costs
  • Observe if your services are meeting their SLOs using Cloud Monitoring and Dashboards
  • Use Uptime Checks to determine service availability
  • Respond to service outages using Cloud Monitoring Alerts