In this specialization, application developers learn how to design, develop, and deploy applications that seamlessly integrate components from the Google Cloud ecosystem. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, participants learn how to use GCP services and pre-trained machine learning APIs to build secure, scalable, and intelligent cloud-native applications. This class is intended for application developers who want to build cloud-native applications or redesign existing applications that will run on Google Cloud Platform. This course teaches participants the following skills: • Use best practices for application development. • Choose the appropriate data storage option for application data. • Implement federated identity management. • Develop loosely coupled application components or microservices. • Integrate application components and data sources. • Debug, trace, and monitor applications. • Perform repeatable deployments with containers and deployment services. • Choose the appropriate application runtime environment; use Google Container Engine as a runtime environment and later switch to a no-ops solution with Google App Engine flexible environment. COMPLETION CHALLENGE Complete any GCP specialization from November 5 - November 30, 2019 for an opportunity to receive a GCP t-shirt (while supplies last). Check Discussion Forums for details.