This is an excellent training course with great labs, allowing in depth hands-on to the real Google Cloud platform. This alone allows for a better understanding of what's Google Cloud Infrastructure.
Thanks to Google and its team for producing such a wonderful training content. It was a breeze to know about GCP and core services even for a guy like me how has not been hands-on for over 20 years.
par Kannan A•
This course gives you a good practical knowledge of how VPC networks in GCP works. It has one of the best lab exercises where you'll create a vpc, subnets, firewall rules and explore how the connectivity works between resources in different zones, regions, networks, projects in VPC. One drawback is this course have very few quizzes, barely 6 questions. It would have been great if they had multiple quizzes which would test our understanding. However the labs are really great and would help you to gain a lot of practical knowledge on GCP services.
par Thorsten S•
Good course, only thing that I see different is the quiz question "Which statement is true of Virtual Machine Instances in Google Compute Engine?": A VM in Compute Engine always maps to a single hardware computer in a rack -> this is true, I think I know this. "In compute Engine, a VM is networked service that simulates the features of a computer" -> according to wikipedia, the word "simulate" does not reflect what happens, it has to be "virtualizes", so this is wrong. The other two options are bogus.
par Roman S•
Unfortunately a lot of the content at the beginning overlaps with the first course (Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure) in this specialization (Architecting with Google Cloud Platform).
Further the sometimes very short video clips (seconds) are annoying and break my learning workflow, I prefer a less 'chopped' up content.
Overall good course, learned quite a bit of concepts.
par Chris H•
Too many videos that were too short. Some of this was the disjointed nature between lecture presenter and lab presenter. Both would give a 12-14 second video setting up the lab. Not long enough to get used to what the speaker was saying, or really absorb the 3-4 seconds of actual information they were trying to convey. I would recommend you just drop the lab presenter's videos entirely.
par Rashmit K R•
Awesome learning experience of diving and learning to swim in GCP ocean. Labs are well written and well thought except GCP cloud shell takes hell lot of time in connecting your GCE instance. Overall I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to step inside a world of google cloud computing. Happy Learning and Thank you Coursera for wonderful video and labs.
par Eric R•
Good content, just the audio was so low compared to last course. Not blaming the guy, just jack up his mic sensitivity up next time. Good stuff though, the labs are really fun when they work LOL (I get this is a new technology though). So far enjoying these labs much much more than the labs in VMwareLearning and ITProTV, Pluralsight. Very great job, I appreciate it.
par Donat T•
This course is pretty good if you are interested in the Networking perspective of things in GCP. Though a number of things are a recap from the Fundamentals part, however, I believe that the hands-on labs provide a much thorough practice and understanding of a number of functions/features. I thought it was great. Thank you! Best regards, Donat.
par Kenny C•
I like the course and it has good potential. However, comparing to the Course 1 ( GCP fundamentals:Core Infrastructure), it seems this course is still in a development stage because there are still quite a few improvements needed. For example, not supplemental links, Interactive transcript mismatched the video content...etc.
par Justiono P•
Well-prepared course delivery and material. Very clear explanation of concepts by the instructor. The only reason I didn't provide 5-star is because many of the contents are out of date. I understand that retaking the video might be a huge effort, but I suggest to provide at least a brief update as separate notes in the course.
par Marcelo A•
I liked the content and the amount of practice in this course. I didn't like the time restrictions for the labs, they are sometimes short. I suggest an extend time button for extra 15 minutes. I also notice some small errors on the lab. The side bar navigation it doesn't keep an indentation, it could be another improve on that.
par Dinesh S•
For Foundation course, there could have ben more Demo's instead of just pointing the candidates to do labs on their own. There are no tips and tricks or real world examples topics when explaining something. Course becomes very dry and makes it very difficult to understand considering someone is learning for the first time.
par Rommel N•
i had to repeat several labs and lessons multiple times because the completion is not registered. Weird thing after repeating and tagged completed, after a while several of the lessons and labs which previously tagged completed become incomplete and thus i had to repeat them several times.
par Oleksii T•
The course is very informative, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend. Alas there are irritating glitches in the platform, which causes loss of the lab progress, so eventually you may have to complete lab twice to make them count in the course grades.
par Cullen K•
The learning objective about the use of labels to allow access between instances needs some clarity and to stand out more during the video presentation. I was lost at the quiz time for this questions whereas the other questions I could recall from the video.
par thiamseng s•
Provide a good understanding of GCP infrastructure basics through short video lectures and lab exercise. The lab exercises takes some time to get used to and at times, you get anxious because the timer is counting down and you are yet to complete your lab.
par George K•
For the most part he course is great. There are however some small updates needed to the location of items (Firewall rules) and at times the course feels a bit superficial. That said this is a great intro course and I would highly recommend it!
par Jean C•
Wish the videos are stringed together in topics instead of having one video per slide or intro. The cooldown timer is pretty annoying in breaking my concentration in learning the material. Also some explanation in voice are long winded.
par Angelos S•
Very useful course, but it could have been a bit more detailed by providing more advanced information. Nevertheless, it provided a useful explanation and examples that helped me understand how to manage networking and VMs in GCP.
par Mamata P•
It was good hands on experience. Got a good exposure to GCP. I suggest if materials can be provided for further study in future. Video often too fast moving, if the instructor slows down while explaining that will be too good.
par Deleted A•
Good. Would have loved to see more tooling and management with gsutil and gcloud. Very good pointing out caveats, but I think a few points were glossed over, such as the zone dependency of inferred instance discounting.
par Chockalingam K C•
Good Introduction to GCP and course served its purpose to get in to the required nomenclature. Left scroll bar needs to be adjusted, hard to scroll and see the vedio at the same time. and lab time can be little longer.
par Shafiq A•
This course is an excellent start for the people who want to step in the Cloud Domain. I learned a lot. Labs are designed in a very good way and give an experience like working in real-world which is a valuable thing.
par Miguel R•
Good introductory course, In my opinion the first labs are not really necessary as the concepts are used across the other labs. An the last lab, "Minecraft server" loses focus of the concepts of GCP a little bit.
Gostei muito do conteúdo, muito mesmo, mas acredito que há espaço para melhoria na forma como as lições poderiam ser aprofundadas com links externos e alguns pequenos detalhes na "continuação" de vídeo-aulas.
par Anshul C•
Nice Course, but could be better by showing VM Migration, Start-Up Scripts with VM boot and Application Upgrade Example on VM with BLUE/GREEN or Zero Downtime Approach.
Thanks for all the wonderful knowledge.