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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Hardware Security by University of Maryland, College Park

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About the Course

In this course, we will study security and trust from the hardware perspective. Upon completing the course, students will understand the vulnerabilities in current digital system design flow and the physical attacks to these systems. They will learn that security starts from hardware design and be familiar with the tools and skills to build secure and trusted hardware....

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FK

Aug 03, 2019

Great course, very helpful. The content is well organised and you need to have all the require knowledge, otherwise you won't get it.

SR

Jun 27, 2019

the course is very useful and the content of the course is helpful to learn about hardware security

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By Andrii K

Dec 24, 2017

Would be great as a free course but pretty bad as a paid one. You can read about this course's pros in other comments, so I will mention only cons. No support, the students' questions in support forum are ignored. Quiz questions are pretty vague and you have to guess answers to half of them. Audio and transcripts quality is bad. Some videos are in incorrect order, that had been pointed out but not fixed for years. At least one video is incomplete. The professor seems to know a lot on the subject but doesn't seem to care if students learn something or not. Would not recommend.

By Sjir B

Feb 16, 2018

While the course had great material, I do think overal level of this course was way above "intermediate" level, also I felt at some points the teacher was little bit boring :) sorry to compared with Usable Security course. (In no way i mean teacher was not good)

By Pavel C

Apr 22, 2017

The course gives a very high level overview of hardware security and does not go into particular details. Understandably, hardware labs are not included in this online course and the only practice is basic boolean and modular algebra.

Quality of the media and transcripts can be improved. Sound is very low and noisy in some videos which makes it hard to watch on a mobile device. Some videos seems to be cut of too early and week's 6 videos are out of order, which is annoying.

Overall it's an okay overview of the topic for someone who is unlikely to apply it at daily job (e.g. software engineer like myself).

By cyril m

Aug 15, 2016

Some content is good and informative but there's a big problem with the teacher accent (adding a "ch" at the end of half the words) and his diction (hesitating on the other half the words). Also it seems that the course was created in a rush and lacks a lot of polishing(*). Sometimes the course assumes a good level in computer science and then 2 minutes later it explains how to do a decimal to binary conversion! This makes many videos boring but the slides are not provided so you really have to view the videos entirely. I've followed much harder courses with pleasure but here it was torture to finish it. Also most of the course is just definitions of some specific terms and not practical explanations. I agree that defining a few words is important but here it's just too much. *: Some videos are in reverse order, some are stopped in the middle of a sentence, some quizzes are bugged and don't give credit properly and there's nobody to help students...

By AlladiSaiteja

Mar 17, 2019

nice and superb!!!!

By Vincenzo P

May 07, 2018

Great course and great professor.

Thank you very much

By francesco m

Apr 11, 2017

I enjoyed this course and I learn many things

By Natthachai C

May 23, 2017

Excellent

By Breno O d S

Jul 31, 2017

Great !!!

By mohamed h a

Aug 07, 2017

thank you

By Nick M

Jan 21, 2017

If you really serious about security - you have to start with your hardware...

By cristian a b a

Oct 11, 2017

SERIA MUY BUENO QUE ADAPTEN EL ESPAÑOL PARA ESTE CURSO

By Priyanga

Mar 24, 2018

Good..!!!

By Rüdiger F

Jul 25, 2017

Inhaltlich sehr anspruchsvoll. Sehr interessant.

Tonqualität der Videos teilweise schlecht.

By Alex B

Sep 09, 2017

Awesome and hardcore material... Will need to dig a couple more times the concepts. Thank you very much.

By Mu L

Oct 16, 2018

excellent course!! good coverage of cybersecurity in Hardware!

By Sree R R

Jun 27, 2019

the course is very useful and the content of the course is helpful to learn about hardware security

By Rattan k

May 14, 2019

NA

By Surbhi C

Jul 15, 2019

Extremely Helpful for Scholars, students.

By fabrice k

Aug 03, 2019

Great course, very helpful. The content is well organised and you need to have all the require knowledge, otherwise you won't get it.

By Yousef F Y A Z

Aug 14, 2019

The course was pretty good but the quizzes were hard

By Arpit R

Sep 14, 2019

Indeed learnt a lot about the hardware aspects of security. Thanks Professor.

By Claude-S. J

Apr 16, 2017

Wow! Great and accessible introduction to HW security.

By amal r

Feb 11, 2017

It was a very nice course. Lots of exposure was given to mathematical ways of analyzing threat.

By Muhammad A N

Jun 05, 2017

I found this course very informative, it expanded to me the landscape of cyber security.