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Accessing the Lab

Labs are accessed by clicking the green ‘Start Lab’ button. This is when the cost of the lab is charged. This is when the timer will start running. The timer has never run out in any of the labs I have taken. Once I started the lab, it was the only thing I focused on […]

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Previewing the Lab

Forging ahead, most of the introductory and fundamental labs sent me to a preview video for the lab. Eventually, I just clicked ‘skip this video’ as I prefer to read new material. Do NOT start the lab right away!! Give yourself an hour or more to preview the lab. During the preview: Note of any […]

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Before the First Lab

Going into my pursuit of a career as a cloud engineer, I bring with me a strong understanding of Linux systems, basic programming skills and some work experience with computers. Despite this, I often find myself floundering in the acronyms, jargon and sea of platforms/resources/tools. I accept this lost feeling. In my experience, it is […]

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Paying for QwikLabs

My first forays into the QwikLabs world were a bit daunting. Having completed 59 labs and a few quests, I feel much more confident both moving through the QwikLabs and tackling the free online GCP documents. By creating a QwikLabs account, you can preview all of the labs at no cost. Accessing the labs, however, […]