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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What are Google Cloud labs?

Google Cloud labs—powered by Qwiklabs—provide access to real cloud environments, helping you learn cloud platforms and software.

These are stand-alone, self-paced labs that don't require you to watch any video courses. They focus on teaching a skill over requiring you to complete a task.

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 for more information.

For task-based Qwiklabs with associated video course content, see Google Cloud in-course Qwiklabs.

If you have questions about the Qwiklabs platform, please contact For help using Skills, please contact

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Where can I find Google Cloud labs?

You can find Google Cloud labs the following ways:

  • Go to the labs index page.

  • Browse for labs:

    1. Click Browse.

    2. Under Spotlight, click Labs.

    3. Under Topic, select Google Cloud Platform to filter the results.

  • Use the search bar to browse for specific titles or keywords.

Tip: From search results, you can identify Google Cloud labs by looking 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 your primary Pluralsight email address. 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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Troubleshooting Google Cloud labs

If you get a message that your account is blocked, visit the Qwiklabs help article about blocked accounts.

If you're having trouble accessing Qwiklabs, visit the Qwiklabs help article about Qwiklabs on corporate computers.

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