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About the Course

This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. We’ll give you some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Then, we’ll dive into the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. We’ll also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on how to integrate a culture of security into your organization or team. At the end of this course, you’ll understand: ● how various encryption algorithms and techniques work as well as their benefits and limitations. ● various authentication systems and types. ● the difference between authentication and authorization. ● how to evaluate potential risks and recommend ways to reduce risk. ● best practices for securing a network. ● how to help others to grasp security concepts and protect themselves....

Top reviews

Apr 25, 2018

Great course that is full of useful information and presented in an easy to understand way. It's an awesome beginner course that will add to your knowledge and further your knowledge of IT security.

Dec 4, 2020

An absolutely engaging and challenging feat that I am so proud to have completed. I hope this opens new door and better job opportunities so that I can better enhance my future. Thank you Google :)

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By Muhammad S R

Jun 6, 2020

Fantastic course with lots of IT security info. Enjoyed a lot. Thanks to all instructors a lot.

By Dakhel A D A

Jul 30, 2021

Amazing course i recommend it to everyone to have knowledge about the tech and cyberattacks :)

By Trevor T T

Jul 15, 2021

T​he security part of the google it support certificate is by far the most fun and interesting

By Mangalan G

Dec 20, 2020

Very useful for fundamental level IT Security here i got more interesting valuable experience.

By Jason A

Nov 16, 2020

I have learned so much and I now have the confidence to continue my education in the IT field.

By Jordan C

Oct 3, 2019

I thought this was a great eye opener into how to protect yourself and others against hackers.

By Tayyab K

Jan 31, 2019

Great course. Very Detailed. Covered every aspect of IT security. I will recommend this course

By Emmanuel H

Jan 27, 2019

Great course and learned a lot from this course. Also a very relevant and interesting subject.

By Umar K

Jul 4, 2021

Great course, really helped me with security problems and types also the understanding of it.

By Grey S

Apr 1, 2021

Really enjoyed everything about this section. Probably my favorite part of the entire course.

By Rupesh K

Sep 1, 2020

Thank you Coursera...!

This was great journey and great experience..

Thank you google..!


By Russ H

Jul 6, 2018

I really enjoyed this course! Great overall coverage ob security. I would like to learn more!

By Bruno G E

Dec 18, 2020

Excelente curso donde se aprende muchísimo sobre todo el area de seguridad de la información

By Shreya P

Jun 15, 2020

It was a wonderful course with some enlightening information on IT Security. Happy Learning!

By Kevin J

Jun 4, 2020

This course was intense! I really feel prepared for a world of technology and success ahead!

By Sajan K

May 30, 2020

I loved the practice quiz it was very thorough and helped me revise what i learned recently.

By sandeep b

Mar 21, 2018

this course covered lot of technical stuff including real work scenarios and problem solving

By Ashley A

May 4, 2021

Learned a lot from this course, can't wait to apply this new knowledge to my future career.


Jan 9, 2021

Too much literature and not much technical lab work. I think maybe it is an on-line program

By Rocky L

Sep 5, 2020

It is great course . Thank you google for the knowledge and skill i acquired in this course

By Esija A

Jan 5, 2020

Super packed with so much information and delivered in a very skilled and understadable way

By Nathaniel A

Oct 21, 2019

It was very interesting and at the same time very challenging, but I give God all the glory

By Jose G

Feb 5, 2019

Great Course. Learned a lot about how to defend not just ourselves but also help a company.

By Timothy W

Apr 1, 2018

While I would have liked this to be more hands-on, a very good introduction to IT security.

By Fabian G

Jan 3, 2021

Great course! Vast information but excellent pace at which is presented to you. Great job!