Developing Applications with Cloud Functions on Google Cloud

In this course, you learn about Cloud Functions, Google’s serverless, fully-managed functions as a service (FaaS) product. With Cloud Functions, you implement single-purpose functions that respond to HTTP requests and process events from your cloud infrastructure.


In this course, participants will learn the following skills:

  • Recognize the benefits of and use cases for Cloud Functions in modern application development.
  • Understand how to build, test, and deploy Cloud Functions.
  • Secure and connect Cloud Functions to resources and cloud databases.
  • Use best practices with Cloud Functions.


To get the most of out of this course, participants should have:

  • Knowledge of Google Cloud console, gcloud CLI, and basic programming experience in Node.js or Python.
  • Some understanding of other Google Cloud services that include Cloud Storage, and Pub/Sub.
  • Understanding of HTTP, and experience with using HTTP client tools like curl.
  • Completion of the Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure course is recommended.


4 hours


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Developing Applications with Cloud Functions on Google Cloud dependencies with other courses and certifications
Developing Applications with Cloud Functions on Google Cloud dependencies with other courses and certifications

Course Outline

  • Define Cloud Functions.
  • Identify the use cases, features, and benefits of Cloud Functions.
  • Distinguish the types of Cloud Functions, and identify the supported languages for developing functions.
  • Develop and deploy a Cloud Function using the Google Cloud console and gcloud CLI.
  • Understand the different kinds of triggers available, and learn how to specify triggers for functions.
  • Connect services and functions with workflows.
  • Connect functions to resources in a VPC network.
  • Secure Cloud Functions with identity and network-based access controls.
  • Understand function identity.
  • Understand how to authenticate and authorize access to functions for invocation and administration.
  • Protect functions and related data with encryption keys.
  • Integrate Cloud Functions with cloud databases such as Firestore, and Memorystore.
  • Use secrets with Cloud Functions.
  • Use environment variables with Cloud Functions.
  • Use best practices when developing and implementing Cloud Functions.
  • Understand how to retry event-driven Cloud Functions on failure.