GCPDI - From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform

Explore ways to derive insights from data at scale using BigQuery, Google Cloud’s serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective cloud data warehouse. This certification & training course uses lectures, demos, and hands-on labs to teach you the fundamentals of BigQuery, including how to create a data transformation pipeline, build a BI dashboard, ingest new datasets, and design schemas at scale.

Duration: 3.0 days

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Virtual ILT | 04 Sep 2024 - 06 Sep 2024 Taiwan

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  • Derive insights from data using the analysis and visualization tools on Google Cloud Platform
  • Load, clean, and transform data at scale with Google Cloud Dataprep
  • Explore and Visualize data using Google Data Studio
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and write high performance queries
  • Practice with pre-built ML APIs for image and text understanding
  • Train classification and forecasting ML models using SQL with BQML
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The course includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.

Module 1: Introduction to Data on the Google Cloud Platform

  • Highlight Analytics Challenges Faced by Data Analysts.
  • Compare Big Data On-Premise vs on the Cloud.
  • Learn from Real-World Use Cases of Companies Transformed through Analytics on the Cloud.
  • Navigate Google Cloud Platform Project Basics.
  • Lab: Getting started with Google Cloud Platform.

Module 2: Big Data Tools Overview

  • Walkthrough Data Analyst Tasks, Challenges, and Introduce Google Cloud Platform Data Tools.
  • Demo: Analyze 10 Billion Records with Google BigQuery.
  • Explore 9 Fundamental Google BigQuery Features.
  • Compare GCP Tools for Analysts, Data Scientists, and Data Engineers.
  • Lab: Exploring Datasets with Google BigQuery.

Module 3: Exploring your Data with SQL

  • Compare Common Data Exploration Techniques.
  • Learn How to Code High Quality Standard SQL.
  • Explore Google BigQuery Public Datasets.
  • Visualization Preview: Google Data Studio.
  • Lab: Troubleshoot Common SQL Errors.

Module 4: Google BigQuery Pricing

  • Walkthrough of a BigQuery Job.
  • Calculate BigQuery Pricing: Storage, Querying, and Streaming Costs.
  • Optimize Queries for Cost.
  • Lab: Calculate Google BigQuery Pricing.

Module 5: Cleaning and Transforming your Data

  • Examine the 5 Principles of Dataset Integrity.
  • Characterize Dataset Shape and Skew.
  • Clean and Transform Data using SQL.
  • Clean and Transform Data using a new UI: Introducing Cloud Dataprep.
  • Lab: Explore and Shape Data with Cloud Dataprep.

Module 6: Storing and Exporting Data

  • Compare Permanent vs Temporary Tables.
  • Save and Export Query Results.
  • Performance Preview: Query Cache.
  • Lab: Creating new Permanent Tables.

Module 7: Ingesting New Datasets into Google BigQuery

  • Query from External Data Sources.
  • Avoid Data Ingesting Pitfalls.
  • Ingest New Data into Permanent Tables.
  • Discuss Streaming Inserts.
  • Lab: Ingesting and Querying New Datasets.

Module 8: Data Visualization

  • Overview of Data Visualization Principles.
  • Exploratory vs Explanatory Analysis Approaches.
  • Demo: Google Data Studio UI.
  • Connect Google Data Studio to Google BigQuery.
  • Lab: Exploring a Dataset in Google Data Studio.

Module 9: Joining and Merging Datasets

  • Merge Historical Data Tables with UNION.
  • Introduce Table Wildcards for Easy Merges.
  • Review Data Schemas: Linking Data Across Multiple Tables.
  • Walkthrough JOIN Examples and Pitfalls.
  • Lab: Join and Union Data from Multiple Tables.

Module 10: Advanced Functions and Clauses

  • Review SQL Case Statements.
  • Introduce Analytical Window Functions.
  • Safeguard Data with One-Way Field Encryption.
  • Discuss Effective Sub-query and CTE design.
  • Compare SQL and Javascript UDFs.
  • Lab: Deriving Insights with Advanced SQL Functions.

Module 11: Schema Design and Nested Data Structures

  • Compare Google BigQuery vs Traditional RDBMS Data Architecture.
  • Normalization vs Denormalization: Performance Tradeoffs.
  • Schema Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
  • Arrays and Nested Data in Google BigQuery.
  • Lab: Querying Nested and Repeated Data.

Module 12: More Visualization with Google Data Studio
Create Case Statements and Calculated Fields.

  • Avoid Performance Pitfalls with Cache considerations.
  • Share Dashboards and Discuss Data Access considerations.

Module 13: Optimizing for Performance

  • Avoid Google BigQuery Performance Pitfalls.
  • Prevent Hotspots in your Data.
  • Diagnose Performance Issues with the Query Explanation map.
  • Lab: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Query Performance.

Module 14: Data Access

  • Compare IAM and BigQuery Dataset Roles.
  • Avoid Access Pitfalls.
  • Review Members, Roles, Organizations, Account Administration, and Service Accounts.

Module 15: Notebooks in the Cloud

  • Cloud Datalab.
  • Compute Engine and Cloud Storage.
  • Lab: Rent-a-VM to process earthquakes data.
  • Data Analysis with BigQuery.

Module 16: How Google does Machine Learning

  • Introduction to Machine Learning for analysts.
  • Practice with Pretrained ML APIs for image and text understanding.
  • Lab: Pretrained ML APIs.

Module 17: Applying Machine Learning to your Datasets (BQML)

  • Building Machine Learning datasets and analyzing features.
  • Creating classification and forecasting models with BQML.
  • Lab: Predict Visitor Purchases with a Classification Model in BQML.
  • Lab: Predict Taxi Fare with a BigQuery ML Forecasting Model.


This class is intended for the following participants:

Data analysts, business analysts, business intelligence professionals.


To get the most out of this course, participants should have:
  • Basic proficiency with ANSI SQL


This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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