This specialization incorporates hands-on labs. You will need a Google account (a Gmail account will work just fine) and will be required to sign up for a Google Cloud Platform free trial account. Your free trial is limited to 12 months or $300 worth in credits, whichever is reached first. For this reason, our specialization is designed to be completed within four weeks.
These hands on components will let you apply the skills you learn in the video lectures. Projects will incorporate topics such as Google BigQuery, which are used and configured within the Codelabs. You can expect to gain practical hands-on experience with the concepts explained throughout the modules.