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Completing the GCP Essentials quest on my daily commute

Everyone attending the Google Cloud OnBoard in Sydney.had got an opportunity to get the GCP Essentials badge by completing a QwikLabs quest for free.  I don’t have much time during the day or evening when at home, so I’ve decided I’ll complete the GCP Essentials quest on my daily commute to work.

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Persistent Disk – Extending the lab

I really enjoyed the Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Persistent Disk lab, but I think Qwiklabs could extend the lab a bit further by showing how the disk is persistent by blowing  away a VM, starting a new one and reattaching the disk. So I decided to try it. You can follow the steps below  to do just that.

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Hello Node Kubernetes – Getting the Kubernetes Dashboard Token

The “Hello Node Kubernetes” lab went up until the point where I was supposed to browse to UI. I was required to provide the Kubernetes Dashboard Token

The lab says to run the gcloud container clusters get-credentials command and then to start the proxy  kubectl proxy --port 8081  after which you should be able to access the Kubernetes Dashboard UI at https://<YOUR_SPECIFIC_URL>.appspot.com/ui,

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Compute Engine Qwik Start – Windows Tips

After finishing the Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Virtual Machine lab I was going over the  “Compute Engine Qwik Start – Windows” one and stumbled open a few misalignment between the lab and the actual environment.

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Qwiklabs – GCP Essentials – Creating a Virtual Machine stuck on 10/15 points

I was using Qwiklabs to learn a bit about Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and started the GCP Essential quest.
During the 1st lab (Creating a Virtual Machine) I got stuck on 10/15 points, despite the fact that I thought I’ve completed all the steps as required.

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