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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 Daniel A B V

Oct 27, 2020

Another great course by Google and Coursera, thanks for this amazing experience

By Muhammad F K

Jun 22, 2020

Very good course for someone who love IT field. Thanks for Coursera and Google.

By Julian T

Apr 27, 2020

A lot of information to take in but very helpful in learning about the IT field

By Esteban S

Nov 28, 2020

Gran curso! Muchos contenidos técnicos muy interesantes relativos a seguridad.

By Leo P

May 19, 2020

Great content, best helpdesk, I highly recommend this course, thanks Coursera!

By Maryam H A

Apr 29, 2020

It was a great experiment, great experience was games. Thank you all very much

By Muhammad A

Nov 27, 2020

Amazing and interesting course best course for beginners who want to learn IT

By Juan A R

Sep 29, 2020

It was complicated but everything made sense at the end. Thank you very much!

By Thornton D

Sep 1, 2020

Material was definitely more in-depth in this section and challenged me more.

By Lawrence K

Jul 12, 2020

very informative but can be information overload if you are new to the field.

By Andrew R B

Feb 23, 2020

Really good course for beginners.....This course should be help me in future.

By Ed R

Jan 19, 2020

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! Loved every aspect of every course. What can I say? lol

By Gabriella B

Mar 14, 2021

Extremely challenging in numerous sections, however, very rewarding as well.

By Myles R

Jun 22, 2020

Love this certificate! Helped me learn so much and prepared me for a career!

By Philip M

Aug 3, 2019

Very interesting course with great instructors and affordable price! Thanks!

By Lloyd B

Mar 9, 2021

This was a fun Cert, and I'm looking forward to taking more Coursera Cert's

By Florencia L

Nov 22, 2020

I recommend this course, it has great information about the whole IT field.

By Rolan B

Oct 5, 2020

I learned so much. The instructor did an awesome job explaining everything.

By Michael R H

Sep 27, 2020

****** LINK FOR INTERVIEW PREP DOES NOT WORK ******** Great course though.

By Brendon K

Aug 8, 2020

"your dignity" haha, thanks for making the class engaging and fun to listen

By Anaghan A

May 27, 2020

Excellent! course to add something new in your knowledge about IT security.

By Ashok B

May 2, 2020

An insightful course recommended for all persons looking for a career in IT

By Ken L

Apr 12, 2020

Enjoyed this and superuser module too much I want to do them again... maybe

By James W

Nov 9, 2020

Great course collection for anyone looking to get into an IT based career.

By Nick D

Jun 2, 2020

I found the course on cyber-security the most interesting and most useful!