Google Cloud self-paced labs

Tags: Skills

This article covers Google Cloud self-paced labs powered by Qwiklabs. For information on Pluralsight-created labs, see Labs.

For information on Qwiklabs found in Pluralsight Skills video courses, see Google Cloud in-course Qwiklabs.

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Google Cloud labs overview

Google Cloud labs—powered by Qwiklabs—provide access to real cloud environments, helping you learn cloud platforms and software without the cost or risk of using your live cloud environment.

These are stand-alone, self-paced labs that don't require you to watch any video courses, focusing instead on giving you a hands-on learning experience.

These labs are between 30 and 90 minutes. Qwiklabs tracks your activity as you complete various parts of the lab. Read the Qwiklabs help article about activity tracking (external site, opens in new tab) for more information.

If you have questions about the Qwiklabs platform, please contact Qwiklabs Support (opens email form). For help using Skills, please contact Pluralsight Support (opens email form).

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Where to find Google Cloud labs

You can find Google Cloud labs the following ways:

  • Go to the labs index page (opens in new tab).
  • Browse for labs:
    1. Click Browse.
    2. Under the Topic filter, click Google Cloud Platform.
    3. Under the Content Type filter, click Labs.
  • Use the search bar to browse for specific titles or keywords.

Tip: From search results, look for By Google Cloud under the lab title.

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Starting a Google Cloud lab

The first time you navigate from the Skills platform to a Qwiklabs environment, you'll see a Qwiklabs redirect form with your information already filled out. The email used to create your Qwiklabs account is the primary email address on your Skills account. If you'd like to adjust either your first or last name for your Qwiklabs account, you can do so at this point.

Now you can set up the lab in Qwiklabs. To return to Skills, close the Qwiklabs tab containing the Google Cloud lab.

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If you get a message that your account is blocked, visit the Qwiklabs help article about blocked accounts (external site, opens in new tab).

If you're having trouble accessing Qwiklabs, visit the Qwiklabs help article about Qwiklabs on corporate computers (external site, opens in new tab).

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If you need help, please contact Pluralsight Support.