GCP: Getting Started for Administrators

Level: Fundamental Delivery Format: Program

This course provides you with an introduction to the concepts and skills needed to perform initial tasks in Qubole’s cloud-native, big data platform.

GCP: Getting Started for Administrators

Activating and optimizing your big data on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) requires the ability to implement policy-driven capabilities. In this course, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the basic concepts and skills needed to perform administrative tasks in Qubole Data Service (QDS).

Target Audience

This course is designed for Qubole Administrators, Data Ops and Dev Ops staff.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, Platform Administrators will have:

  • gained a foundational understanding of how to configure resources and
  • manage access privileges and clusters.


  • A fundamental understanding of cloud & compute concepts and separation
  • Knowledge of GCP core concepts

This course assumes prior Qubole account set up including the configuration of an GCP account and connection of the two.

Learning Format



 30 minutes


Account Settings
Knowledge Check
Qubole Data Service (QDS) Platform Architecture
About Clusters
GCP Pre-emptible Instances
Configuring and Managing Clusters
The Clusters Dashboard
Knowledge Check
Understanding Metastores in QDS
About Datastores
Knowledge Check
Managing Roles
Managing Groups
Managing Users
Knowledge Check
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