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About the Course

This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity. You will learn the history of Cybersecurity, types and motives of cyber attacks to further your knowledge of current threats to organizations and individuals. Key terminology, basic system concepts and tools will be examined as an introduction to the Cybersecurity field. You will learn about critical thinking and its importance to anyone looking to pursue a career in 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 first 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 Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found

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Feb 25, 2023

Being An IT Person I learned alot from this course and hope ill get more from this till now whatever i learned from this i got enough good experience and knowledge of ethical hacking and cybersecurity


Aug 14, 2020

The reading link to Week 03's Framework and their purpose is Broken. Please Fix it. Everything else seemed perfect. I would recommend this course for people who think of starting their careers in CyS.

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By Jomel D B

Sep 11, 2022

It is a well-written introductory course for Cybersecurity. Recommend for beginners who wish to learn about cybersecurity and those who wants an insight into the "hows" or the execution of cybercrime at a technical level to understand it.


Oct 2, 2020

i have joined to this course for to learn the tools that are used in cyber security.

the journey thrugh course is amazing and i have learnt new concepts.

these amazing information can help me in future in cyber security industry.

thank you

By Mushahid A

Sep 19, 2021

In case you need to memorize cyber security and you have got no thought around that. Then this is often the finest course which covers all the essential subjects and give you a best information around cyber security and their apparatus.

By Abid K

Jan 31, 2023

Thanks so much for your very valuable training. I really enjoyed it, and appreciated that you made it fun! I feel much better prepared to deal with uncomfortable issues. Thank you for your wisdom, experience and personable presentation

By Barbara S

Aug 10, 2022

Challenging but a good basic understanding of Cybersecurity

Sometimes the instructors were a little hard to understand (mainly due to being on speaker phone) but overall a lot of good basic information - a very good introductory course

By Liam B

Sep 4, 2019

An excellent start in understanding Cyber Security terminology and core concepts. The wide range of experience from the teachers is truly astonishing. The extra resource links provided give a great jump off point into deeper learning.

By Austin V S

Jul 25, 2021

This course is amazing. I would highly recommend the course for anything who wants to get an introductory into Cybersecurity. It is also a great refresher and review for those who have already had a crack at Cybersecurity. 5/5 stars!

By Minh L

Dec 27, 2021

Excellent intro to cybersecurity, help you move to the next level especially if you want to get into IT security and is not sure which topic to dive in at first. Great foundation course to decide which domain you want to get into.

By Mikey S

Oct 6, 2021

It was different than the IT Specialist Certification. The only suggestion I have is to have the instructors speak more clearly and maybe test their mics so that they don't fade out during a presentation. Course was outstanding!

By Djordje K

Dec 1, 2019

Thanks for the opportunity to learn one important part from cybersecurity. Throughout the course, I got the available links that I needed.

Thank you to the professors and experts who guided me through the first part of the course

By Grace A

Mar 20, 2023

Dope and very informative. I will definitely be going back to this course just to review the fundamentals of cyber attacks and the different tools that are made available. I feel as though this course was very well put together.

By Ricardo O

Oct 8, 2022

O tempo investido em cada etapa de um novo topico só contempla que a escolha que foi feita é coerente com o plano que foi traçado e que mais um passo foi dado em direção a evolução. Muito Obrigado ao Coursera pela oportunidade.

By Michael F P

Dec 13, 2020

Loved the course! I felt it was the right mix of detail/technical info for someone not currently in, or experience in Cybersecurity but anyone with some experience in Info Tech would be able to grasp it and learn a great deal.

By Walid B

Feb 25, 2022

At first by reading a course title I thought it would be brief and high level but I in reality it was detailed and well organized with tons of information needed for anyone entering this field.

Thank you I really learned a lot

By Nassor S

Feb 13, 2022

I am realy enjoyed the course. This course is very fundamental for the people who want to enter in cyber security domain. I liked it and I am on the way to start the second course towards IBM cyber security Analyst certificate.

By Mbulaheni L M

Dec 3, 2019

It was an eye opener i have learned a lot. thank you very much IBM, hopefully i will join you as an employee. Thank you very much to coursera for affording me an opportunity to get education i will forever be grateful to you.

By Sidor L G

Feb 26, 2023

Thanks to Coursera for this amazing course. It is not that easy .if you don't have any experience over Cybersecurity. I was really happy the way everything have been explained, really helpful videos attached to each Modules.

By Shoaga H O

Jan 13, 2023

The skills I've gained from this course will be really invaluable. The course has helped provide a starting point for understanding programming in Cybersecurity, which certainly will prove useful in my current work/projects.

By Gilberto A G G

Dec 26, 2021

IBM and Coursera, this was an excellent learning experience because of the quality of the material presented and the high level of expertise of the IBM Instructors. I highly recommend it to start your Cybersecurity journey.

By Naveen M

Jun 25, 2020

The Program is very interactive and covers at a lot of ground on baseline model, framework, tools and necessity of a cyber secured system or network. May i would recommend more clarity in voice of the some of the presenter.

By Kelash

Aug 28, 2021

This course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. An overview of how basic cyber attacks are constructed and applied to real systems is also included.

By Frey

Sep 5, 2021

It is very informative, I learned many things. First I had no idea were to begin what I have to learn or How people really hack and is it good, etc. Now I am clear how they operates and how helpful it is to us and others.

By Mohammed A A B

Dec 26, 2022

Very informative and well structrued course, It starts by defining briefly the important concepts of cybersecurity. Then, explains in details the implementation of each concept including the tools and the cyber attacks.

By C C

Apr 27, 2022

Sensational. I enjoyed every minute of it. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important course.

Thank you so much for having me as a student. Please let me continue on with the nest course.

Consuelo Cabrera

By Ahmed R

Aug 22, 2022

Hii, I am overjoyed to have finished this course. This course was extremely beneficial in clarifying my concepts. Every procedure is more efficient. Thank you to the Coursera team for granting me this certification.