GCP Part 1 – Google Cloud Platform – How to Start?

Welcome All, This blog is basically for beginners who have just started learning about Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

First question come into mind that how shall we start exploring Google Cloud Platform. We need a platform where we can take console and start doing some L1 task.

In this series of learning, we are going to tell you the exact thing assuming you as a fresher in this technology.

First topic we are going to cover is How to Start with Google Cloud Platform?

Before doing anything, let me tell you that since you are going to learn Cloud so you do not need any specific hardware in you home lab. You don’t need physical switch, storage, server or anything that cost you to build a lab.

You just need a desktop or laptop with low configuration from where you can access a web browser. Additional to this, you need to spend 2 INR to register youself on google cloud portal for free learning of 365 days.

So, question is: How and Where shall I jump to? So let’s take a quick step to step guide here.

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  • Login using your Gmail ID. If you do not have a Gmail ID, Sign up for new one. It does not cost anything.

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  • Select your country and Accept agreements.

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  • Fill out the required information.
    • Select Account Type: Individual
    • Tax information: Unregistered individual
    • Provide your PAN information
    • Fill your Name and Address

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  • Enter your Credit or Debit card number to make sure that you are not a robot. Don’t worry, you will be only charged 2 INR from you card. And google DO NOT auto-charge after free trial(365 days) ends.
  • Click on Start my Free Trail.
  • Once you will proceed, it will deduct 2 INR from your card. You are ready to start your free trail now.

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  • Here is First Console for accessing Google Cloud Platform resources. You can use these resources in multiple ways. We will learn in next coming blogs.

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  • You can also verify your account status by clicking on Navigation Menu > Billing > Overview.

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That’s all from this topic. We will learn more about Google Cloud Platform in next coming blogs. Stay Tuned.

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