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About the Course

This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity around people. process and technology. You will learn: ● Understand the key cybersecurity roles within an Organization. ● List key cybersecurity processes and an example of each process. ● Describe the architecture, file systems, and basic commands for multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac/OS, Linux and Mobile. ● Understand the concept of Virtualization as it relates to cybersecurity Finally, you will begin to learn about organizations and resources to further research cybersecurity issues in the Modern era. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of Cybersecurity or as the second course in a series of courses to acquire the skills to work in the Cybersecurity field as a Jr Cybersecurity Analyst. The completion of this course also makes you eligible to earn the Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found here:

Top reviews

Apr 24, 2020

Very solid course. Quick overview about almost everything you need to know at the beginning. A lot of useful links with additional material to study. Thanks a lot for sharing the knowledge, indeed!

May 10, 2020

Knowledge delivery is exceptional. Content is to the point and the tests really pinpoint the attention level of the volunteer taking the course.Thank you for designing such a knowledgeable course

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By Brian C

Feb 2, 2021

This course had some REALLY bad presenters, and others who were EXCEPTIONALLY good. The problem with the incompetent ones is usually that their bad grammar, syntax, AND pronunciation (!!!) detracts from their capacity to convey their knowledge, so the listener/student spends far too much time just trying to answer figure out "What the hell is he trying to say!?" rather than absorbing the meaning of and context for the information being presented. In short, the presenters who totally wasted my time were: Elio Echeverria, Ken Gonzalez, Warren Araya, and John McLaughlin - all of whom engaged in countless unnecessary repetitions and non sequiturs, and whose subtitles were a pale reflection of what they actually said. Thankfully, Joe Speno, Jude Lancaster, and Adam Seibel were excellent communicators, and their videos WERE a pleasure to listen to. On balance, the good presenters' efforts were overshadowed by those of their incompetent colleagues. The lesson you should take away from this? A SUBJECT EXPERT IS NOT NECESSARILY A GOOD EDUCATOR!

By Marty A

Sep 5, 2019

Some of the material overlaps with the previous course. Videos can be a bit rambling, and quizzes could be improved by using clarifying language and de-emphasizing trivia questions. The material on Linux and Windows is a good intro to how the operating systems, but not especially meaty on security measures. The cloud modules suffer from the same -- they introduce basic concepts but do not cover what you can do to secure VMs. OSX doesn't even get a video. Most useful in terms of getting the hang of manager-level language about security.

By Fischer

Nov 5, 2020

Goes over relatively basic information. Seems to repeat itself from other courses and uses the same videos. Visual quality of the recordings are questionable at times and not legible. Tries to cover in-depth information, but then will side step for a half hour to teach you about commonly known keyboard shortcuts.

By Komal R

Jun 2, 2020

Most of the quizzes have questions which are unclear and doubtful .

Few questions are out of the course material which are very confusing and no proper details related to questions are available on the internet as well.

The questions aren't reviewed properly with no system to check on the wrong answered questions

By Eva I

Jan 5, 2021

Not gonna lie, this course is really boring. Most of the time you will be asked to remember corporate lingo and week 4 sounds like a commercial for IBM's cloud services.The only redeeming part is week 3, which is a decent intro to operating systems. (But they're not kidding when they say "basics")

By Keenan B

Nov 25, 2019

Good information, I enjoyed the course, but really does not provide as much information as the title would suggest. "Operating System Security" didn't really dive much into Windows or Linux, but just gave a very basic overview of the operating systems themselves.

By Jacob K J

Jul 30, 2020

Some of the video presentations lacked quality of video, and the data displayed were blurred and illegible. Did not expect that from courses being offered from an esteemed organisation like IBM

By Edvinas V

Dec 8, 2020

I thought there was more practical course. and because I already knew most of things, but I didn't have any courses in cybersecurity. So it's more like to high school students dedicated.

By John B

Dec 30, 2020

Content is great but a lot of the graphics were unreadable due to color combinations, size, or being out of focus. Sometimes they even covered up useful text on the slides.

By Wensley J

Sep 12, 2020

While the information was good, may of the images used in the video lectures were blurred, so I had to use other resources to get through the quiz questions.

By Arvindh S K

Feb 24, 2021

This is just a basic intro for everything they mentioned . video and audio quality should be improved a lot and the explanation I would say it's okay .

By Toby C

Oct 1, 2020

Terrible quality slides, unreadable screenshots in most cases. Repeat videos and sections from the first course in the IBM Professional Cert.

By Sarah M

Aug 6, 2020

the videos were very not-interesting. and there was problem with sound. also something wrong with the quizes. but content was good.

By Ana D

Jul 17, 2020

The material from course 1 was repeated a lot, some bad audio and visuals here and there. Operating systems week was useful.

By Andrés M G

Aug 10, 2020

Way too general, do not really understand the need for the OS week, just talking about shortcuts of the OS


Nov 16, 2020

Not that great experience . I have taken other courses which provide better explanation then this one.

By Rishabh N

Aug 2, 2020

Some instructors don't sound properly and the slides are also not clearly visible despite 720p.

By Didier H

Jun 24, 2020

Interesting and usefull content, although the "live chat" audio must be done something about...

By Paul T

Apr 4, 2020

Fairly general, not too much focus on security

Some reference links need to be updated

By Jason L

Feb 6, 2021

Course is good, though a little dated and has a few broken "reading" links.

By Nicole T

Jan 15, 2021

The closed caption did not match what the speaker was clearly saying.

By Sobit T

Jul 4, 2020

Pictures,screenshots and charts used in the course are not clear

By Pedro H d F B B

Feb 7, 2021

Some videos are very low resolution and really bad audio.

By Sahak P

Nov 23, 2020

The quality and sound of the videos could be better.

By Vaghela T

May 20, 2020

Content is best. Just need To improve audio quality.