How to start with Google Cloud

Welcome to my new post regarding Google Cloud Digital Leader certification. In this post, I will share how you can start with your Google Cloud journey. 

You need to register with Google Cloud, so that you can get the free environment to explore the different products. This environment is very important because without doing hands-on, sometimes it is very difficult to understand different products provided by Google Cloud.

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Google Cloud Digital Leader Certification Notes

Read this blog post or watch the video below to learn more about how you can start with Google Cloud.

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Below are the steps to register into Google Cloud

Step 1

Go to https://cloud.google.com/ and click on “Get Started for Free” button at the top right corner of the page. 

Step 2

Enter your existing google username and password or create a new google account to start with. Once provided, provide information like your country and organization need. Finally click on Terms of Services and hit the Continue button.

Step 3

In this step, add your mobile number and continue.

Step 4

This time, select the account type as either Individual or Business. After that provide basic information like name, address.

The important thing is that at this step, you need to include your credit card details. Don’t worry. By entering Credit Card, Google is just going to verify that you are a genuine person and not a bot or something. Google will never charge anything on your credit card without your approval. So you are very much safe entering your credit card details at this page.

Once you complete all the above 4 steps, you will receive your first Google Cloud environment. Google Cloud not only provide you the environment to explore their products, you will receive free 300 credits which you can use for next 90 days. Credits is something you need to explore different Google Products. For example, to create and run a virtual machine in Google Cloud platform, you need credits. Since this 300 are free credits, it is very much important to use them wisely. When not needed, it is highly recommended that you delete the resource so that you will not unnecessarily loose your credits. 

Below is what your Google Cloud dashboard will look like. At the very top of your Google Cloud dashboard, it will display how much credit you have left and how many days.

In the next post, I will be discussing about Regions and Zones from Google Cloud. Till then stay safe and please provide your feedback. Thank you.

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