Google Cloud Ready Facilitator Program Feedback and Guidelines

Is it worth the Hype? Do’s & Don’t! 📑

Follow Up Timeline

  1. About the Program
  2. Curriculum & Environment
  3. My personal Experience
  4. Conclusion

1️⃣ About the Program

Cloud itself being the most booming technology, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the top competitors amongst all those in the market. To attract as many people towards the GCP and other services that they provide they host this 2 Month-long program and gives opportunity to students who want to learn this Tech Stack for free.

Swags received under this Program

2️⃣ Curriculum & Environment

Covering a large set of topics and fields, There are 3 Tracks in the program. Each track has 10 Quests (Practice Labs) and some of them have a Skill Badge (Practice Test). You have to complete a minimum required number of Quests and get a Skill Badge to achieve a milestone and you will receive your goodies accordingly.

Track 1 of Syllabus: Cloud Infrastructure
Track 2 of Syllabus: Cloud-Native App Dev
Track 3 of Syllabus: Big Data & ML
Difference between Quests and Skill Badges
Milestones and Prizes

3️⃣ My personal Experience

Since my personal interest lies in Web Development & Development Operations. 👨‍💻 So in beginning, I took an overview of Tracks and their Quests and decided to complete 1st two only based upon my Interest.

4️⃣ Conclusion

If you get a chance to participate in this program, Make sure you make the best use of it. Ultimately, It’s your time and you will acquire skills for yourself. The program is crafted especially for those who actually need that industry experience. Few important points to note here are:

  • Analysis and Introspection — Make sure you check the syllabus and choose the quests accordingly based upon your interest. In case, You don’t have any idea to get started you can simply start with Track 1 and proceed accordingly. There are many fields covered in three tracks, So if you don't aim to actually step into the Development Operations or Cloud Engineer you don't need to complete all the quests. Just choose which attracts you the most & aligns with your field.
  • Time Management — You must not complete a large set of labs in a day. Spend a daily hourly based time and complete the lab in specified time only. If you complete a lab too early, Usually means that you might have skipped the documentation and Steps that were meant to be read.
  • Learning and Applying — Writing the key things of a lab that you learned in a notebook could be a great idea so that you don’t forget the commands and steps in Skill Lab. Trust me! Some concepts and definitions were so great that I couldn't find those on any other site in such a great depth.
  • Completion and Tracks — Completing the labs for the sake of swags and prices is definitely a really bad practice. The opportunity that you have got is only one time and very great. So make sure you make the most out of it. Never try to search for the solutions of Skill Labs on search engines or ask or just blindly follow the instructions in the lab.

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Rohan Gupta

Full Stack Web Developer | Open Source Contributor | Development Operations