GCP Tutorial for Beginners | Learn How to start with Google Cloud Platform

6 min readNov 23, 2020

In this blog, we will explore how to create an account in GCP and learn creating resources like VPC, subnets, firewalls.

GCP infrastructure

Setup a GCP account

  1. Go to https://cloud.google.com/.
  2. Click the “Try Free” button
  3. Sign up and follow the prompts
  4. GCP will give $300 as a free credit to use for this example

Creating a GCP project

Let’s create a GCP project → navigate as per the screen shown below and click on the dropdown

Here, you will see all the projects which are already present and an option to create a new project

It will also provide you the information how much quota is available for you.

Then GCP will generate and assign a project ID ,this projectid is unique across all users.

This is how your dashboard should look like:

Now we will install cloud SDK to create any resources in GCP. It is recommended that we use gcloud command line utility to create any resources.

Installing Cloud SDK

It supports the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. All of these require a Python interpreter version 2.7