I. How to Play

  1. Click on Play Now, which will lead you to a game page on Qwiklabs

  2. Log in or sign up for a Qwiklabs account

  3. Enter the access code provided to join the game

  4. Choose your player ID and avatar

  5. Play and complete the labs in the game. Each lab can be played up to five (5) times. Your highest score will be recorded.

II. Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this free?

    • Yes.

  2. Do I need a Qwiklabs account?

    • Yes, you will need to create a Qwiklabs account if you don’t have one already. Creating an account is always free. If you already have an account, simply log in.

  3. How long does it take to complete a lab?

    • Labs take between 15 minutes up to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the lab itself. You can find lab durations listed on the site.

  4. I tried accessing the game but I can’t join. What’s happening?

    • Seats are limited and first-come, first-serve. If you see on your screen that there are still seats open in the game, you should troubleshoot with Qwiklabs support using the blue button on the bottom-right of a lab.

  5. What are skill badges? Will I get a skill badge for participating in a Cloud Hero game?

    • Skill badges are exclusive digital Google Cloud badges that demonstrate your growing Google Cloud recognized skillset. You can earn them by completing skill badge quests on Qwiklabs. To learn more about skill badges, visit https://cloud.google.com/training/badges.

    • While you will not get a skill badge for participating in a Cloud Hero game, there are labs from skill badge quests included in the Cloud Hero games and you will still receive a digital badge if you complete all of the labs in a game. It will be displayed on your Qwiklabs account.

  6. Do I have to buy additional credits to follow along with the Cloud Study Jam lab walkthrough sessions?

    • No, you do not need to buy additional credits. You can get access to the labs by joining the Cloud Hero game of the week.

If you missed the game, you can still get access to the lab by redeeming 30 days of free Qwiklabs and enrolling in a newly launched Skill Badge quest.

Go to this link: goo.gle/free-labs

  • Copy the free code at the top of the page (for example: 1m-freelabs-896)

  • Click enroll on one of the quests

      • Industry Insights game: “Automate Interactions with Contact Center AI”

      • Infrastructure Modernization game: “Deploy and Manage Cloud Environments” and “Setup and Configure Cloud Environment”

      • Security game: “Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine”

      • Data Analytics game: “Insights from Data with BigQuery”

      • Application Modernization game: “Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud”

      • Cloud AI game: “Explore Machine Learning Models with Explainable AI”

      • Business Application Modernization game: Build and Manage APIs with Apigee

  • Enter the access code (for example: 1m-freelabs-896)

  • Make sure you’re signed into your Qwiklabs account

  • Click Enroll in this Quest

  • Find the lab you want to take

  • Click into that lab. You will then see the screen with “Start Lab”.

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