Free GoogleCloudReady Facilitator Program 2021

What is the Free GoogleCloudReady Facilitator program?

The GoogleCloudReady Facilitator program will provide you an opportunity to kickstart your career in the cloud and get hands-on practice on Google Cloud – the tool that powers apps like Google Search, Gmail, and YouTube.

Along the way, you will learn & practice concepts like computing, application development, big data & machine learning using cloud & if you get stuck, you will have your “Facilitators” who are specially trained on Google Cloud to help. 

Date : April 10, 2021 0:00 – June 10, 2021 23:59

Why should I enroll in the program?

There are a lot of things in store for you. We want to make sure that by the end of this program:

1. You can showcase what you’ve learned here to your professional network using Google Cloud-hosted quest & skill badges (see below) that you can add to your resume and professional profiles like LinkedIn.

Free GoogleCloudReady Facilitator Program 2021

2. And on top of these amazing badges, get a chance to win some really cool Google Cloud goodies*

Free GoogleCloudReady Facilitator Program 2021

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Program’s Syllabus

The program will introduce you to Computing, Application Development, Big Data & Machine Learning using Google Cloud’s training platform called Qwiklabs where you will learn each of these topic using self-paced labs that provides you temporary credentials to Google Cloud Platform, so you can learn the cloud using the real thing – no simulations.

For convinience, we have divided the topics above into 3 different tracks – starting from the most basic.

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Track 1: Cloud Infrastructure Track

1. Quest: Google Cloud Essentials

1. Skill Badge: Getting Started: Create and Manage Cloud Resources

2. Quest: Baseline: Infrastructure

2. Skill Badge: Perform Foundational Infrastructure Tasks in Google Cloud

3. Quest: Networking in the Google Cloud

3. Skill Badge: Build and Secure Networks in Google Cloud

4. Quest: Kubernetes in Google Cloud

4. Skill Badge: Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud

5. Quest: Cloud Engineering

5. Skill Badge: Setup and Configure a Cloud Environment in Google Cloud

6. Quest: DevOps Essentials

6. Skill Badge: Implement DevOps in Google Cloud

7. Quest: Security & Identity Fundamentals

7. Skill Badge:  Ensure Access & Identity in Google Cloud

8. Quest: Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs

No skill badge for this quest

9. Quest: Google Cloud Solutions I

No skill badge for this quest

10. Quest: Cloud Architecture

10. Skill Badge: Cloud Architecture: Design, Implement, and Manage

Track 2: Cloud-native Application Development Track

No skill badge for this quest.

2. Quest: OK Google: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant

2. Skill Badge: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant

3. Quest: Machine Learning APIs

3. Skill Badge: Integrate with Machine Learning APIs

4. Quest: Cloud Development

No skill badge for this quest.

5. Quest: Cloud Logging

No skill badge for this quest.

6. Quest: Website on Google Cloud

6. Skill Badge: Build a Website on Google Cloud

7. Quest: Baseline: Deploy & Develop

No skill badge for this quest

8. Quest: Exploring APIs

No skill badge for this quest

9. Quest: IoT in the Google Cloud

No skill badge for this quest

10. Quest: Workspace: Integrations

No skill badge for this quest

Track 3: Big Data & Machine Learning Track

1. Quest: Baseline: Data, ML, AI

1. Skill Badge: Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud

2. Quest: BigQuery Basics for Data Analysts

2. Skill Badge: Insights from Data with BigQuery

3. Quest: BigQuery for Machine Learning

3. Skill Badge:  Create ML Models with BigQuery ML

4. Quest: Bracketology with Google Cloud

No skill badge for this quest.

5. Quest: Applied Data: Blockchain

No skill badge for this quest.

6. Quest: Data Engineering

6. Skill Badge: Engineer Data in Google Cloud

7. Quest: Cloud SQL

No skill badge for this quest

8. Quest: BigQuery for Data Warehousing

No skill badge for this quest

9. Quest: Scientific Data Processing

No skill badge for this quest

10. Quest: Intro to ML: Language Processing

No skill badge for this quest

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Rules for availing the prizes

To earn prizes in the program, you need to acheive some certain milestones – “The higher the milstones, the higher the prize!”

See the milestones and the prizes associated with them below. Google will record your progress daily and evaluate it at the end of the program, i.e. 10th June 2021 at 11:59 PM. If we see that you have achieved a milestone, then the prizes associated with those milestones will be delivered to you after the program has ended. (See the FAQs section for more information on prizes)

Milestone #1 – Complete any 8 quests & 4 skill badges in the program

You can earn the prizes* given below by just completing any 8 quests & 4 skill badges that are part of the program.

Note: Only the quest/skill badge completions after your enrolment date will be counted. Any quests completed before that won’t be taken into account for this.

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*The actual item might differ in size & design

Milestone #2 – Complete any 16 quests & 8 skill badges in the program

You can earn the prizes* given below by just completing any 16 quests & 8 skill badges that are part of the program.

Note:
1. Only the quest/skill badge completions after your enrolment date will be counted. Any quests completed before that won’t be taken into account for this.
2. You will receive the prizes only for the milestone achieved and not for the ones before that.

 GoogleCloudReady Facilitator Program 2021

*The actual item might differ in size & design.

Milestone #3 – Complete any 24 quests & 12 skill badges in the program

You can earn the prizes* given below by just completing any 24 quests & 12 skill badges that are part of the program.

Note:
1. Only the quest/skill badge completions after your enrolment date will be counted. Any quests completed before that won’t be taken into account for this.
2. You will receive the prizes only for the milestone achieved and not for the ones before that.

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*The actual item might differ in size & design.

Ultimate Milestone: Complete 30 Quests & all 15 Skill Badges

You can earn the prizes* given below by just completing all 30 quests & 15 skill badges that are part of the program.

Note:
1. Only the quest/skill badge completions after your enrolment date will be counted. Any quests completed before that won’t be taken into account for this.
2. You will receive the prizes only for the milestone achieved and not for the ones before that.

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*The actual item might differ in size & design.
**Only limited seats are available in the program. They will be allotted on a first come first serves basis.

FREE access to the Google Cloud Career Readiness program

Get a chance to grow your career using resources designed to build skills for a cloud-first workplace. The program will provide a chance to achieve industry-recognized credentials.

You can choose from 2 tracks in the program:
1. Associate Cloud Engineer track
2. Data Analyst track.

If you have already completed one of the tracks above, you can go for the other track. See the benefits of the program here.
(Note: Please DO NOT apply through the website as you will get special access.)

Frequently Asked Questions 

Already enrolled in the program? Here’s what you should know.General Program-related Questions

How can I become a “Facilitator” for my institute?

The program is invite-only. We have closed the Facilitator selection and are not selecting any new nominations. If you are interested in becoming one, then please fill out this form and we will consider your application in the next iteration of the program.

What is the eligibility criteria for enrolling in the program?

You need to meet these requirements if you want enrol in the program:

  1. You need to have access to a working internet connection & a laptop with latest chrome browser.
  2. You need to be above 18 years of age and enrolled in an higher education institution in India.
  3. You need to be a student in the institutions selected by Google or must have been referred by any of the “Facilitators” that are part of the program.

I did not receive an invitation email after applying through the Enrolment form. What should I do?

Just reach out to your Facilitators and they will help you get the instructions and enrol you in the program.

I have completed the required quests and/or skill badges. When will I get my prizes?

If you have completed any of the milestones mentioned in the Prize Rules section and are eligible for prizes, then you will get them delivered to you within 2 months after the program is finished. (Provided that you have shared with us your correct contact information.)

I have achieved all the milestones in the program. Will I get the goodies associated wiith each of them?

Please note that we will evlaute your progress at the end of the program and you will only get the goodies for the milestone that you achieve & not for the ones before that.

I have already completed the quests & the skill badges in the program, what should I do?

Please note that in order to get the prizes, you need to complete the quests and skill badges after your enrolment date. Any quests/skill badges completed before that won’t be counted. If you want, you can make a new account on Qwiklabs with a new email ID and enrol in the progam using that email ID instead.

I need to make some changes to the my registration details in the enrolment form, but it’s closed now? What should I do?

In case you need to make any changes to your enrolment details, then just reach out to your “Facilitators” and share that information with them. They can share that information with us and we will update your details in the backend.

Where will the schwags be delivered – to my address or to my college address?

Please note that you are required to submit your own residentials address where we can send the schwags once you win something. We will not be sending out your schwags to your institution unless absolutely required.

Will students receive any certificate after completing any milestone in the program?

Note that as part of the program students will get digital badges from Google onj their Qwiklabs profile once they complete a quest or a skill badges. There are no separate certificates for the participating students.

Though we will be sending a hard copy of a small “Thank you” card to all the students who wins a prize in the program

I enrolled in the program before 10th April, can I start completing my labs now or should I wait until 10th April?

You can immediately start completing your quests and skill badges in the program right after you enrol. You don’t have to wait until 10th April to do so.

The links are nort working in my enrolment email. What should I do?

Sometimes due to how you have setup your email inbox, the links in the enrolment email might come out to be broken. Please do not worry about this. You can just copy and paste the hardcoded URLs in your browser added beside each link in the email and those should work too.Qwiklabs Queries

I am not able to get the Qwiklabs credits pass after enrolling in the program, what to do?

You can try the following solutions:

  • Here is a helpful video created by one of our facilitators that will tell you how to get the credits.
  • If you have just completed the lab, then please wait for a few minutes and refresh your chrome browser tab a few times.
  • Start the lab again wait for 5 minutes and end the lab and then check again.
  • Reach out to your Facilitator and they will help you here.
  • Reach out to the Qwiklabs Chat support via the Qwiklabs home page(You will blue chat button in the bottom right corner of the screen if logged in)
  • Just drop an email to gcrfacilitator@qwiklabs.com

I am stuck! I need help with Qwiklabs, what should I do?

Here a few ways you can get unstuck:

  1. Always reach out to your Facilitators first. They are the subject matter experts here who are specifically trained by Google for this program and they will be able help you with most of your queries.
  2. Just reach out to the Qwiklabs chat support or drop them an email at gcrfacilitator@qwiklabs.com.

How to find my Qwiklabs Public Profile URL?

Find the instructions to get the link to your Qwiklabs Public Profile here or you can just follow the steps given below. Here’s what it should look like – “https://www.qwiklabs.com/public_profiles/PROFILE_ID”.

  1. Log-in to https://google.qwiklabs.com.
  2. Go to https://google.qwiklabs.com/catalog_lab/1281 and complete the “A tour of Qwiklabs and Google Cloud” lab.
  3. Once completed, go to – https://google.qwiklabs.com/my_learning
  4. Click on “View Public Profile” on the top right corner and then “Make profile public” if there’s a pop-up.
  5. Now copy the browser URL below. (That’s your profile URL)

Why is my Qwiklabs account blocked and how to get it unblocked?

“If you try to use the resources which are not intended to be used in the lab the account will get blocked.

Here are a few examples which may lead to use resource out of the lab scope:
– Creating an extra VM instance than the set limit for maximum number of instances you can launch in the Cloud Console for the lab.
– Creating more number of nodes which are not intended to be created for the lab in the Cloud Console for the lab
– Specifying extra number of cores in the machine types with higher computing power.
– Running different commands which may lead to launch of extra resources other than the lab scope.

The above mentioned are few examples which can get your account blocked, if you are doing anything similar, mentioned in the above examples your account can get blocked as a result of those actions as well.” Please reach out to gcrfacilitator@qwiklabs.com to get it unblocked.

Why does my Qwiklabs page shows a red banner with “Quota Expired”?

As part of the credits pass, you have 5 attempts for each lab in the program. If you a try a lab more than 5 times, then your quota gets expired. To rest your quita, please reach out to gcrfacilitator@qwiklabs.com.

I have followed the steps in the email to get the credits pass, still I have not received it, what should I do?

Please repeat the steps again but this time in an incognito window and do remember to keep in mind the instructions given in the 1st Qwiklabs related FAQs above and you will surely get your credits. Here is a video created by one of our facilitators that will help you get the pass..

I am out of Qwiklabs credits, what should I do?

Just reach out to your Facilitators and they will help you get more credits.

How to take a lab on Qwiklabs?

Just see the video tutorial here to get started –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyp7soKLOYI

What is a Quest?

A quest is a learning path that contains a number of hands-on labs. Complete a quest to earn a badge. Qwiklabs Quests are learning paths that consist of a collection of labs organized by technologies, specific cloud services, and practical use cases. Quests range from introductory to advanced level.

What is the difference between a Qwiklabs Quest & a Google Cloud Skill Badge?

A Qwikalbs quest is basically a group of labs using which you can learn and practice the concepts of Google Cloud on GCP. Whereas a Skill Badge for that quest, will help you test the skills that you have learned through a challenge lab. You can find more differences here.

How can I update my profile picture in Qwiklabs?

Just follow the instrsuctions given here.

How to share badges on Social media?

“1. Make your profile public.
2. Right-click View Public Profile and select copy link address.
3. Create links on your social media pages or resume.
Tip: On LinkedIn, add your badge as a certification.”

How to check if I had successfully completed my last lab?

Please check lab completions on the My Learning page of your Qwiklabs account. You may refer to the https://google.qwiklabs.com/my_learning page.

I accidently deleted my Qwikalbs Public profile and now the URL of the profile is changed. How should I udpate my details?

If the enrolment form is now closed and you are not able to update your new  profile URL, then simply share it with your facilitators and ask them to share it with us and we will update the details for you.

Happy Learning!!

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