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Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure

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Learners interested in Google Cloud Platform can continue to learn in either of our latest GCP infrastructure specialisations.

Option 1: Networking in Google Cloud Platform Specialisation is available on Coursera. This brand-new Specialisation teaches you to design, develop, and manage cloud networking solutions to drive business objectives. Visit

Option 2: The Developing Applications with Google Cloud Platform Specialisation. This Specialisation teaches you to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. Visit for more details.

Option 3: The Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialisation is also available. This Specialisation has updated, improved content that can help you if you are preparing for the Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect exam as well as the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. Head to to explore the updated content.

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure covers the fundamentals of Google Cloud Platform and is the first course in the 3 specialisations.

This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You’ll learn about, and compare, many of the computing and storage services available in Google Cloud Platform, including Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, and Google Container Engine.

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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.

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