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About the Course

This course gives you the background needed to gain Cybersecurity skills as part of the Cybersecurity Security Analyst Professional Certificate program. You will learn about the different phases of penetration testing, how to gather data for your penetration test and popular penetration testing tools. Furthermore, you will learn the phases of an incident response, important documentation to collect, and the components of an incident response policy and team. Finally, you will learn key steps in the forensic process and important data to collect. This course also gives you a first look at scripting and the importance to a system analyst. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of Cybersecurity or as the fifth course in a series of courses to acquire the skills to work in the Cybersecurity field as a Cybersecurity Analyst. The completion of this course also makes you eligible to earn the Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found In this course you will learn to: • Describe penetration testing tools and the benefits to an organization • Describe a deep dive into incident response techniques and tools • Describe digital forensics and digital evidence. • Discuss the power of scripting....

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Mar 5, 2023

after knowing the basic knowledge with high standards applied and taught in detail by IBM, so understanding can be achieved. This section is very useful when entering the world of cybersecurity work.


Oct 13, 2022

The course has really helped me learn lots of things conserning penetration testing and digital forensiscs and also bash scripting. All credits to IBM for their humbleness in teachng very well .

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By Emre G

Apr 25, 2022

Excellent course, it taught me a lot of new things and kept my interest more. Thank you for this course :)

By Sacha Z

Jul 23, 2020

Very nicely presented. Excellent presenters and skilled tutors. Serves excellent as a primer! Well done

By Orlando A G R

Dec 5, 2022

Excelente desarrollo de todos los temas, muy bien explicados. Muchas gracias a todos los Profesores!!!

By Akash D

Apr 11, 2021

Nice overview of the 3 areas: Penetration testing, Incident Response and Forensics. Good exercises too

By Carlos T

Jun 30, 2020

it's an excellent course, the speaker, materials, assessment, every thing at all are really very good.

By Farhan H

Jul 22, 2020

Excellent course material! And great instructors who explain everything in detail. Highly recommend

By Rus M

May 25, 2021

A very interesting course. There were gaps, but there are no more gaps in the past course.


By Tito H

Jun 18, 2022

The course is well structured and cover the most concept, but there is audio problem on week 4.

By Deleted A

Jul 2, 2020

Taking the course is very rewarding. I learned a lot of newer that I have never know before. :)

By christian a

Jan 5, 2021

This course has really offered the fundamentals that I need in my Security Analyst journey.

By Tanya R

May 20, 2022

This gives me the basic building blocks of Digital Forensics and Python scripting program.

By Alexandros S

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent course and very clear explanation from instructors. Very useful content as well!

By wondwossen a

Mar 27, 2021


By sikiru o s

Aug 3, 2022

This course is great especially to cybersecurity analyst and great experience for me.

By Mark B

Mar 23, 2021

This was a wonderful course that introduced me to scripting languages such as Python.

By Michael H

Jan 3, 2021

Good overview of concepts and methodologies, plenty of outside resources and content.

By Bharat K

Feb 6, 2023

content is really good and the trainer has crystal clear understanding of the topic.


Mar 3, 2021

excellent overview of processes, skills & prerequisites of necessary skills required

By Leandro A

Jul 28, 2022

Otimo curso basico, otima explicação, didatica, facil aprendizado. Agradeço demais

By Jason D

Jan 25, 2022

Excellent content; learned a lot of new information. Very happy with this course.


Jan 7, 2023

Thanks for all valuable information. More practical examples will be appreciated.

By Peter K

Mar 16, 2022

Organised tutorials, well eplained with addtional sources to read and practice.

By Meabdi B

Jun 26, 2020

provided lessons are very interesting thus they helped me to develop my career

By Prischila S A B

Mar 13, 2022

help me a lot to called back my memories during college, thank you so much ^^

By Shola E A

Jul 22, 2022

A very good Insight into Penetration testing & the basics of Cybersecurity.