If you have taken a lab lately, you’ll notice new stuff in Qwiklabs. Here’s what’s new:
Get to your labs faster with the new navigation menu at the top-left of your screen.
My Learning is your record of all the labs you’ve taken and all of the Quests you’ve begun (and completed!)
Your public profile is accessible here (only if you have enabled your profile – you don’t have to if you don’t want to!):
How many credits do you have left? Check here for your credit count and keep track of your share groups. (Click your user pic at the top right, then My Account.)
Notice that your credits are expiring? Don’t let them go to waste! Share them with friends and coworkers.
Log in, take a lab, and see what you think!
Qwiklabs has big news – Google labs are available now! Just in time for Next ’17. Even better news: all Google Cloud labs are available free of charge (for a limited time).
Click here to see all Google Cloud labs.
If you are already a Qwiklabs user, you can use your Qwiklabs credentials to log in (even though the URL is slightly different than what you’re used to seeing). You will find Google Cloud labs for all experience levels. Want to learn the basics? Try one of these introductory labs:
Or, expand your skillset with a more advanced lab:
Questers, we’ve got something for you too! Be one of the first to add a Google Cloud badge to your resume. Enroll now, and complete your quest while all the labs are available free!
Got questions I didn’t answer? I’m here to help. Just post a comment here and we’ll get back to you right away.
Next ‘17 is the most influential cloud event of the year, and it’s only 21 days away. Get up close and personal with Google cloud. Qwiklabs will be there – hope you can make it too!
Click here to register.
What do you want to get out of Next ‘17?
Next-ers will see keynotes from industry leaders, including Diane Greene and Sundar Pichai of Google.
In addition to the keynotes, you’ll get access to over 200 technical, strategic, and hands-on sessions on topics such as breakthrough machine learning, advanced analytics, modern application development, and every-level privacy and security. Review the full agenda and customize your schedule.
Looking for insights on security, infrastructure, and enterprise migration? Get expert insights during sessions on topics such as:
Looking for something more developer-focused? You’ll find that too:
Next ’17 is a unique opportunity to network with your peers and thought leaders. This singular event brings experts and enthusiasts together to build the future of cloud.
Register now. See you there!
Big news today: Google has acquired Qwiklabs! We will be joining the Google Cloud team to help deliver hands-on lab learning for Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, and other products. We’re incredibly excited to now be a part of Google’s legendary cast of innovators.
Since starting Qwiklabs back in 2012, over half a million users have collectively spent over 5 million hours learning cloud technology through our platform. Our mission has been to transform technology learning from a passive watching experience to a hands-on doing experience. We’ve had to solve some gnarly technology problems along the way, but we eventually figured out how to deliver real-world lab learning environments in a reliable and operationally efficient way. It’s been an incredible rocket ride, and joining Google gives us more fuel to power the continued journey to realize our vision.
We plan to continue to offer lab learning credits and subscriptions for sale on Qwiklabs.com. Owners of existing credits and subscriptions continue to enjoy the same access to our library of hands-on labs. Our partners who deliver instructor-led training sessions and events can continue to do so.
We would like to thank all of our customers, partners, investors, and our employees and their families for their incredible support in bringing us this far. Great things lie ahead, and we can’t wait to get started.
Completing a Qwiklabs Quest and earning a badge is a huge accomplishment – and one you should be proud of. When you earn a badge, you demonstrate to the world that you mastered a skill set with Google Cloud Platform. Not only that, you have real, hands-on experience with Google Cloud Console. Whether you earn a badge on your own or your employer sponsors your Qwiklabs lab work, your badge is undeniably yours. You earned it!
By default, your badge is not public when you first earn it. You maintain total control of what information is shared, when, and how. You can post a link to your badge anywhere you want (online profiles like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you can send links to badges through email, and you can even copy/paste a link onto your resume. But first, you have to choose what information to share and make your badge public!
How to share your badge publicly
1. Log in to: https://www.google.qwiklabs.com
2. Click on View Public Profile at the top right hand corner
3. If you already have a public profile, you will see it on the Badges tab. If you do not have a public profile, click the Make Profile Public link:
4. You’ll be able to share your profile publicly:
Your public profile will always show:
1. Your First and Last name according to what you listed in your account
2. Your photo if you have one (if you are uncomfortable sharing this, you don’t have to upload your photo)
3. Number of labs taken
4. Number of Quests completed
5. And of course, your badges!
I shared my certification on LinkedIn and here’s what it looks like
There are a few different ways you can display your badges on your online profiles, and you can feel free to be creative with yours. I posted my Scientific Data Processing badge
as a “Certification” on my LinkedIn profile. And here’s how it looks:
When you edit your LinkedIn profile, you can add different types of information to your profile. I tried both “Course” and “Certification” and it seems like the latter works best for your Qwiklabs badge.
On a resume, you can create a link to your badge, depending on the file format. It works pretty well for PDF, MS Word and HTML files.
Choose your next Quest
– and when you earn your badge, don’t be shy about showing it off!
You sent us 125 brilliant ideas. We were able to get the list down to 10, but now we are asking for help – phoning you – to select the final 3.
Vote below for your favorite idea for the next qwikLAB.
The 3 with the most votes will be turned into qwikLABS. And if you happened to suggest that idea, you will win 100 qwikLAB credits. Voting for yourself is allowed 🙂
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