Google Cloud for Faculty

Teach your students with Google Cloud and prepare them for the cloud-first world. Access free credits, training, curriculum, and communities.

Access resources

Prepare your students for careers with the cloud. Access free credits for hands-on learning, the Cloud Computing Foundations curriculum, and the Career Readiness program.

Credits

Apply for free credits for your students. Eligible faculty can apply to receive up to $100 in Google Cloud credits per teaching staff, $50 in Cloud credits per student, up to 5,000 Qwiklabs credits, certification discounts, and more.

Curriculum

Apply to use this free Cloud Computing Foundations curriculum to teach students who have little to no experience in cloud. The 40 hour curriculum covers critical concepts to prepare learners.

Coaching

Coach students through 16 week on-demand learning programs that prepare them for careers in one of two tracks: Associate Cloud Engineer or Data Analyst.

Use Google Cloud in courses

Explore presentations, tutorials, and credentials that help you bring Google Cloud into the courses you teach. Resources made by educators are denoted with the word "Faculty."
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Getting started with Google Cloud

  • If you’re new to Google Cloud, you’ll want to explore these essential resources to help you get started and make the most of cloud tools and technologies. To start learning at no cost, apply for free credits to use towards Google Cloud, Qwiklabs learning resources, and more.

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    Faculty video: Panel: Google Cloud Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Projects

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    Labs: A Tour of Qwiklabs and Google Cloud Console

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    Labs: Google Cloud Essentials Quest

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    Video: Colaboratory: Free Jupyter notebooks in the Cloud

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    Video: Create Your Own Codelab

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    Website: Cloud Computing Foundations Course Curriculum

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    Website: Facilitate the Career Readiness Program

Application development

  • Empower your students to easily develop and deploy web applications, without the hassle of managing infrastructure. With a fully managed, serverless application platform like App Engine, you can focus on writing code—rather than managing servers or configuring deployments.

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    Video: GCP Architecture: Web Application

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the App Dev Classroom

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    Faculty video: Deploying a Simple App Across Multiple GCP Services

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    Labs: Build and deploy apps with Google App Engine and Firebase

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    Labs: OK Google: Build Interactive Apps with Google Assistant

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    Credential: Professional Cloud Developer Certification

Big data

  • Google Cloud offers a variety of tools to explore, process, and analyze large amounts of data to make information useful. Along with these tools, your students can utilize numerous public datasets to query information and practice their skills.

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    Faculty video: Panel: Big Data and AI in the Classroom with Google Cloud

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the Big Data/Analytics Classroom

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    Faculty video: Big Data Analytics in Practice

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    Documentation: BigQuery Public Datasets

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    Credential: Professional Data Engineer Certification

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    Kaggle: World's largest data science community

Cloud computing

  • Build the skills your students need to successfully manage cloud-first solutions. They will use the same computing, storage, and networking infrastructure that powers Google to create their own projects and solve challenges.

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the Cloud Computing Classroom

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    Faculty video: Teaching Cloud Computing: Hands-on and Online Resource Examples

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    Faculty video: Panel: Google Cloud Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Projects

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    Video: Cloud Computing Foundations Curriculum

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    Course: Explore Cloud Computing

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    Credential: Associate Cloud Engineer Certification

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    Credential: Professional Cloud Architect

Computer science

  • Embed fundamental cloud skills throughout your computer science curricula. With Google Cloud, you'll be able to teach your key concepts using a diverse range of services, giving your students the ability to understand and apply what they've learned in practice.

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the CS Classroom

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    Faculty video: Demo: So Many Notebooks, So Little Time

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    Faculty video: Continuous Integration and Delivery in Student Projects

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    Video: Colaboratory: Free Jupyter notebooks in the Cloud

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    Course: Use virtual machines in Compute Engine

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    Credential: Associate Cloud Engineer Certification

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    Credential: Professional Cloud Architect

Cybersecurity

  • As the world moves more and more processes online, cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. Find resources to teach students how to detect, investigate, and help stop threats that target their online platforms before they result in damage or loss.

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    Labs: Security and Identity Fundamentals

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the Cybersecurity Classroom

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    Website: Web Security Scanner

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    Video: A Security Practitioners Guide to Best Practice GCP Security

Machine learning and artificial intelligence

  • Help students discover the power of machine learning to uncover insights and create efficiencies. Use Google Cloud tools like machine learning APIs and AutoML to prepare students to use pre-trained machine learning models or build their own.

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the AI/ML Classroom

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    Online course: Machine Learning Crash Course

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    Faculty video: Panel: Big Data and AI in the Classroom with Google Cloud

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    Resource website: Learn with Google AI

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    Credential: Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification

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    Kaggle: Jupyter Notebooks environment with online competitions and free datasets

Systems administration

  • Sometimes you just want to teach the cloud as infrastructure. With Google Cloud, your students can set up and administer virtual machines, or explore DevOps. Students can get experience administering a variety of different operating systems and creating networks and subnets with different configurations.

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    Faculty slides: Google Cloud in the Sys Admin Classroom

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    Documentation: Google Cloud Compute Engine

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    Credential: Professional Network Engineer Certification

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    Credential: Professional Collaboration Engineer Certification

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    Credential: Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer Certification

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    Credential: Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer Certification

Manage Google Cloud credits

After you receive Google Cloud credits, learn how to redeem education credits and get started. Then explore resources below to learn best practices and troubleshoot common issues.

Learn how to manage billing on Google Cloud including disabling accounts, setting budgets, exporting billing reports, and more.

Learn about billing

Learn how to monitor and manage costs in Google Cloud. This guide aggregates a number of helpful resources.

Learn to manage costs

Prevent students from inadvertently signing up for the Google Cloud Free Trial program, which requires them to use a credit card. 

Read the guide

This guide explains how students working on a group project can pool their individual Google Cloud credits to fund a group project.

Set up group projects

Join the community

Connect with your peers who are using Google Cloud in their classrooms.

Faculty Community

Join fellow faculty who are using Google Cloud in their labs and classrooms. Only faculty who have been verified and approved to receive Google Cloud credits are eligible to join. Please request access using your school-issued email address.

Faculty Experts

The Faculty Experts program rewards Google Cloud’s top faculty advocates with professional development, recognition, networking opportunities, and access to Google developers for helping other educators explore the benefits of Google Cloud in the classroom.