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Google Search Appliance Training

GSA 1: Deployment Basics Course Description

This 2 day hands-on course provides administrators and developers and introduction to the core functionality and capabilities of the appliance. Students gain the knowledge and skills to deploy fundamental features. This course was developed by Google and is an integral component of the Google Enterprise Professional program.





Instructor-led lectures accompanied by hands-on lab exercises, examples, and tutorials. Each student is provided access to a Google Search Appliance that is hosted at Google Labs, and is where hands-on labs are performed.

Course Materials

Participants receive slides and lab exercises, as well as links to other resources and code downloads.

Course Outline

Day 1 Day 2
  • VPN Setup
  • Product overview
  • Setup and management
  • Basic crawl and serve
  • More crawling scenarios
  • Improving user experiences
  • Searching for experts
  • Front end customization
  • Searching databases
  • Improving relevancy
  • GSA mirroring
  • Update and migration


To get the most out of the course students should be familiar with the following:

  • HTML and XML
  • Web Servers
  • Databases
  • Search concepts