Skills you'll gain: Cloud Computing, Data Management, Machine Learning, Big Data, Security Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Networking, Network Security, Business Analysis, Cloud Management, Cloud Platforms, Data Analysis, Data Mining, Exploratory Data Analysis, Network Model, Probability & Statistics, System Security, Accounting, Financial Analysis
Beginner · Specialization · 3-6 Months
Skills you'll gain: Databases, Finance, Security Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Software Security, Computer Networking, Data Management, Database Administration, Cloud Computing, Computer Graphics, DevOps, Network Security, Operating Systems, SQL, Security Strategy, Software As A Service, Statistical Programming, System Security
Intermediate · Course · 1-4 Weeks
Skills you'll gain: Theoretical Computer Science, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Algorithms, Software Architecture, Statistical Machine Learning, Software Testing, Computer Programming, Data Visualization, Mobile Development, Deep Learning, Security Engineering, Databases, Probability & Statistics, Computational Logic, Mathematics, Computational Thinking, Computer Architecture, General Statistics, Operating Systems, Programming Principles, Bayesian Network, Computer Vision, Mathematical Theory & Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Mining, Data Management, Design and Product, Distributed Computing Architecture, Feature Engineering, NoSQL, Product Design, BlockChain, Finance, Artificial Neural Networks, Operations Research, Probability Distribution, Research and Design, Strategy and Operations, Amazon Web Services, Application Development, Calculus, Cloud Computing, Communication, Cryptography, Data Model, Data Structures, Database Administration, Database Application, Database Design, Dimensionality Reduction, Journalism, Microarchitecture, Mobile Security, SQL, Security Strategy, Software Framework, Statistical Programming, System Programming, System Security, iOS Development, Advertising, Algebra, Computer Graphics, Computer Networking, Critical Thinking, Docker (Software), Econometrics, Entrepreneurship, Geovisualization, Hardware Design, Human Computer Interaction, Leadership and Management, Marketing, Matlab, Network Security, Other Programming Languages, Planning, Python Programming, Scala Programming, Spreadsheet Software, Statistical Tests, Supply Chain Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics, Tableau Software, User Experience, Web Development
Mastertrack · 6-12 Months
Skills you'll gain: Computer Networking, Information Technology, Software-Defined Networking, Computer Science, Network Security, Security Engineering, Computer Architecture, Network Architecture
Intermediate · Course · 1-3 Months
Cloud security is the aspect of cloud computing that focuses on protecting data that is stored virtually, or in the cloud. An effective cloud security system protects the data that is transferred over cloud computing platforms. Protections include preventing data theft and data deletion to keep the information of platform users secure. Establishing processes, such as tokenization, setting up firewalls, and using virtual private networks (VPN) are some ways companies approach this aspect of cybersecurity.
Learning about cloud security helps you earn cloud computing security certificates, such as the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Security Engineer certification. Even if you aren't pursuing a specific industry certification, learning about cloud security can still help you develop hands-on skills and knowledge about information privacy and cloud networking. Job opportunities in this field offer higher than average pay, and the number of available jobs is expanding due to increased privacy regulations and because organizations need to block the efforts of hackers.
Learning about cloud security opens up opportunities for you to enter the security engineering field or advance your current network security career. A number of professions involve the use of this type of cybersecurity, with job titles like security engineers and information security analysts. There are also opportunities if you choose to pursue Google Cloud Platform certification, Google App Engine (GAE) certification, Amazon AWS cloud certification, and Amazon Lex certifications. Using the information security analyst profession as an example, the BLS predicts the need for professionals in this career will expand by 31% through the year 2029.
Online courses on Coursera can help you learn cloud security by offering you the opportunity to learn about this aspect of cloud computing and network security at your own pace. You also choose the courses you need to begin learning about it for the first time or to expand on your existing knowledge. If you're already working in the information technology field, you may already have acquired knowledge about some aspects of cloud security, so you can customize your learning to meet your career goals.