Want to learn Google Cloud? Here are seventeen fresh Pluralsight courses that look pretty great.

I’ve been putting together a learning list to help me go deep on machine learning in 2023. After doing a few tutorials reading some docs, and watching a few videos, I jumped onto Pluralsight to see what they had. Given that I’ve been teaching at Pluralsight for more than a decade, I feel silly not checking there first! I bookmarked a few good-looking machine learning courses to watch later, but what really caught my eye was that Google Cloud folks were busy adding and updating tons of courses in the catalog over the past couple of months. Here are a handful of high-quality, educational courses that jumped out at me.

Data and AI/ML

Core infrastructure

Security

  • Managing Security in Google Cloud. This two+ hour course digs into the foundational aspects of security in Google Cloud—think shared responsibilities model, threat mitigation—along with IAM, and VPCs. Some deep stuff here that will be best for architects, security analysts, and engineers.
  • Security Best Practices in Google Cloud. Coming in at a shade under two hours, this course has lots of hands-on options to learn about service accounts, confidential VMs, encryption, identity-aware proxy, secret manager, and even GKE security techniques.

Deployments, Day-2, and SRE

  • Developing a Google SRE Culture. This is a two hour course for leaders. It talks about DevOps and SRE, SLOs, dealing with regulated workloads, and apply SRE to your own organization.
  • Logging, Monitoring and Observability in Google Cloud. An almost five hour course on operations? BRING IT. Watch this one to learn about alerting policies, dashboards, uptime checks, custom metrics, analyzing logs, network security monitoring, managing incidents, and much more. Very comprehensive.
  • Develop and Deploy Windows Applications on Google Cloud. This stood out to me because you probably don’t think of Google Cloud as the best home for Windows workloads. You might be surprised. Learn more about how to run Windows apps on Google compute.

I don’t know what your learning journey looks like in 2023, but if you want to go deep on Google Cloud, it might be worth a subscription to Pluralsight for access to this broad catalog.

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former InfoQ.com editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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