Start a lab

For each lab, you have access to a Cloud console for the duration of the lab

When you begin a new lab, you will be provided with temporary Cloud credentials so that you can access the lab environment. Make sure you're reviewed the lab instructions before starting your lab timer. 

To start a new lab: 

  1. Open a new internet browser. 
    Although all popular browsers are supported, for the best user experience it is highly recommended to use the latest version of Chrome OS. Please check your device here for compatibility.
  2.  Sign in to your Qwiklabs account.
    If you do not have a Qwiklabs account, create a new Qwiklabs account 
  3. Select a lab by searching or browsing the Explore tab. Enable the labs toggle in the Format filters to limit your results to only labs. 
  4. On the lab manual page, review all of the instructions for the lab. The timer in the upper left corner of the screen shows the total time you have to complete the lab.
  5. Click Start Lab
    • Labs are timed and can not be paused. The timer will not start until any required billing transactions have completed. 
  6. Copy the username provided, and launch the lab environment. For best results, launch the lab environment in an incognito window. 
  7. In the modal, login to the lab environment with the temporary credentials provided. 
    • If you see the Choose an account page, click Use Another Account
    • You must use the credentials from the Connection Details panel. Do not use your Qwiklabs credentials.
  8. Accept the terms and conditions if required.
  9. On the Protect your Account page, do not add recovery options or two-factor authentication (because this is a temporary account).
  10. Click Done
  11. After a few moments, the Google Project will open.
  12. When you finish the lab, click End Lab and leave a review comment.


You could be locked out of your lab and lose your work if you attempt to use resources in your lab environment that are not a part of your lab.
Only use resources specifically called out in the lab instructions. 

How to pay for a lab

Once you click on Start Lab, a window will appear asking how you want to pay for the lab. 

To submit payment: 

  • Click launch with credits to pay with a credit card saved to your account 
  • Enter your access code to pay with access code
  • Click Buy Credits to purchase credits or a subscription

*If you have an active subscription, this screen will be bypassed


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