Vertex AI Model Garden

Vertex AI Model Garden provides enterprise-ready foundation models, task-specific models, and APIs. Model Garden can serve as the starting point for model discovery for various different use cases. You can kick off a variety of workflows including using models directly, tuning models in Generative AI Studio, or deploying models to a data science notebook. In this class, after being introduced to Vertex AI as a machine learning platform through the lens of Model Garden. You will learn how to leverage pre-trained models as part of your machine learning workflow and how to fine-tune models for your specific applications.


In this course, participants will learn the following skills:

  • Understand the model options available within Vertex AI Model Garden
  • Incorporate models in Vertex AI Model Garden in your machine learning workflows
  • Leverage foundation models for generative AI use cases
  • Fine-tune models to meet your specific needs


This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Machine learning practitioners who wish to leverage models available in Vertex AI Model Garden for various different use cases.


Basic understanding of one or more of the following:

  • Prior completion Machine Learning on Google Cloud course or the equivalent knowledge of TensorFlow/Keras and machine learning.
  • Experience scripting in Python and working in Jupyter notebooks to create machine learning models


1 day


Check the next open public class in our enrollment page.
If you are interested in a private training class for your company, contact us.

Course Outline

1 day of introductory to intermediate-level training for machine learning practitioners to get started with Vertex AI Model Garden This class includes lecture, demonstrations and hands-on lab activities.

  • Vertex AI on Google Cloud
  • Options for training, tuning and deploying ML models on Vertex AI
  • Generative AI options on Google Cloud and Vertex AI
  • Introduction to Model Garden
  • Model types in Model Garden
  • Connecting models from Gen AI Studio and Model Registry
  • Introduction to course use cases
  • Pre-trained models for specific tasks
  • VertexAI AutoML
  • Using a pre-trained model via the Python SDK
  • Lab: Content Classification via Natural Language API and AutoML
  • Introduction to foundation models
  • PaLM API
  • GenAI Studio
  • Using the Embeddings API
  • Lab: Use the PaLM API to Cluster Products Based on Descriptions
  • Fine-tunable models in Model Garden
  • Vertex AI Pipelines
  • Demo: Fine-tuning models for your specific use case