Deploying and Managing Windows Workloads on Google Cloud

This two-day course is authorised by Google, and teaches you all you need to know when it comes to configuring, deploying, operating and managing Microsoft Windows® workloads on Google Cloud.

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A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

As a Google Cloud Partner, we’ll use lectures and labs to guide you through the process of transferring Microsoft Windows deployments to Google Cloud.

During the session, you’ll learn how to configure identity solutions including Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory as well as how to deploy Windows workloads to Compute Engine and Google Kubernetes Engine. We’ll also teach you how to manage and operate Windows workloads with Cloud Console, Cloud Logging, and Cloud Monitoring.

Our Deploying and Managing Windows Workloads on Google Cloud course is available as a private training session that can be delivered via Virtual Classroom, at our training centre in The Shard, or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is suitable for Windows infrastructure operators and admins, solutions architects, and cloud engineers.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and configure Identity Management in Google Cloud
  • Deploy Microsoft Windows workloads in Google Cloud
  • Deploy SQL Server workloads in Google Cloud
  • Automate the deployment of cloud environments for Windows workloads
  • Manage and operate Microsoft Windows workloads in Google Cloud


In order to take this course, system-operator or administrator experience with Microsoft Windows is necessary. You should also be familiar with Google Cloud, or have completed the Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure for Azure course.

Course agenda

Module 1: Introducing Windows Workloads on Google Cloud
  • Overview of Google Cloud
  • Options for Windows workloads
  • Windows licencing in Google Cloud
Module 2: Identity for Windows Workloads
  • Overview of Cloud identity
  • Cloud directory sync
  • Authentication best practices
Module 3: Migrating Windows Application VMs
  • Migration types
  • Choosing VMs to migrate
  • Migrate for Compute Engine
  • Migration Waves
  • SQL Server on GCE
  • HA for SQL Server
Module 4: Automating Deployments of Windows Workloads
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Terraform
  • Cloud Marketplace
Module 5: Optimising costs for Windows Applications
  • Custom machines
  • Premium images
  • Patch management
  • Sole tenants
  • SQL Server on Linux
Module 6: Modernising with Managed Services
  • Introduction to Cloud SQL
  • Deploying SQL Server on Cloud SQL
  • Maintenance and backups on Cloud SQL
  • Managed service for Microsoft Active Directory
Module 7: Modernising with Containers
  • Introduction to containers
  • Windows containers on GCE
  • Introduction to GKE
  • Creating a GKE cluster with Windows nodes
  • Migrate for Anthos
Module 8: Cloud Operations with Windows Workloads
  • Introduction to Operations Suite
  • Introduction to monitoring
  • Compute Engine monitoring
  • Cloud SQL monitoring
  • GKE monitoring
  • Introduction to Logging
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