GCPBD - Google Cloud Platform Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals


Duration: 1.0 day
This certification & training course will introduce you to Google Cloud's big data and machine learning functions. You'll begin with a quick overview of Google Cloud and then dive deeper into its data processing capabilities.


  • Identify the purpose and value of the key Big Data and Machine Learning products in Google Cloud.
  • Use Cloud SQL and Dataproc to migrate existing MySQL and Hadoop/Pig/Spark/Hive workloads to Google Cloud.
  • Employ BigQuery and Cloud SQL to carry out interactive data analysis.
  • Choose between different data processing products in Google Cloud.
  • Create ML models with BigQuery ML, ML APIs, and AutoML.


Module 1: Introducing Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Platform Fundamentals Overview.
  • Google Cloud Platform Big Data Products.
  • Lab: Sign up for Google Cloud Platform.
Module 2: Compute and Storage Fundamentals
  • CPUs on demand (Compute Engine).
  • A global file system (Cloud Storage).
  • Cloud Shell.
  • Lab: Set up an Ingest-Transform-Publish data processing pipeline.
Module 3: Data Analytics on the Cloud
  • Stepping stones to the cloud.
  • Cloud SQL: your SQL database on the cloud.
  • Lab: Importing data into CloudSQL and running queries.
  • Spark on Dataproc.
  • Lab: Machine Learning Recommendations with Spark on Dataproc.
Module 4: Scaling Data Analysis
  • Fast random access.
  • Datalab.
  • BigQuery.
  • Lab: Build a Machine Learning Dataset.
Module 5: Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow.
  • Lab: Carry out ML with TensorFlow.
  • Pre-built models for common needs.
  • Lab: Employ ML APIs.
Module 6: Data Processing Architectures
  • Message-oriented architectures with Pub/Sub.
  • Creating pipelines with Dataflow.
  • Reference architecture for real-time and batch data processing.
Module 7: Summary
  • Why GCP?.
  • Where to go from here.
  • Additional Resources


  • Data analysts, data scientists, and business analysts who are getting started with Google Cloud.
  • Individuals responsible for designing pipelines and architectures for data processing, creating and maintaining machine learning and statistical models, querying datasets, visualizing query results, and creating reports.
  • Executives and IT decision makers evaluating Google Cloud for use by data scientists.


Roughly one year of experience with one or more of the following:
  • A common query language such as SQL.
  • Extract, transform, and load activities.
  • Data modeling.
  • Machine learning and/or statistics.
  • Programming in Python.


Associated with Machine Learning Engineer & Professional Data Engineer Certification.


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