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Learner Reviews & Feedback for IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts by Google

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2,337 reviews

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 Obinna N

Aug 27, 2021

I learnt a lot from the course. But the training materials can be improved to become more explanatory and easy to understand.

By Abdelrahman A M

Jul 25, 2020

This is a heavy material that needs more diagrams and animations to simplify other than thi it`s very awesome and beneficial

By Darrean S

Jul 25, 2018

To long to grade stuff, going to have to give a poor review based on that , however the learning material is nice.

By Misel F

Feb 24, 2021

Could be more hands-on. Some stuff feel basic. A solid try by google to convert cheap-hands into future IT roles.

By Hank H

Jul 27, 2018

Would have liked some labs and more detail about services. VPNs, Reverse Proxies. IDS, IPS, all that jazz.

By Deleted A

Jan 30, 2018

I thought they would Teach like security on different OSs and how to protect them, more hands on...

By Ngoc Q P

Mar 23, 2020

There are a few of questions that had ambiguous answers (in my opinion)

By Daniel M

Dec 4, 2019

kinda rough with a lot of info that you will need to go over again

By Tania L

Feb 12, 2021

Not enough hands-on practice just a bunch of terminology.

By Emmett H

Mar 30, 2020

It was a ton of information but I got the most of it.

By AbdAllah A A H

Oct 30, 2020

the course was long and hard to focus in every thing

By Quanbin S

Oct 10, 2019

this course has too much information but less lab.

By Lonnie M I

Jul 20, 2020

was not hard enough after the first 2 courses.

By Adityaraj

May 22, 2020

practical explanation is required

By David R M

Sep 27, 2020

A good course. I recomend it

By Donald C

Nov 7, 2020

it was a hard course

By Jeremiah Z

Oct 11, 2019

It was interesting

By Josh K

Jul 15, 2020

Needs some work.

By Muhammad H A G

Dec 29, 2020

lack animation

By Hrefna A

Nov 10, 2019

Good overview

By Chaiyan S

Mar 28, 2021

Good Course

By Tom R

Sep 21, 2020

it wasok

By Manuel d C J

Jun 4, 2021


By Nick R

Feb 1, 2021

I learned a lot, like I have some ideas at what the issues were during course 4 when the tests kept timing out and pumping out "You got this wrong".. when it was right..

It was the backup to that. It wasn't there. I spent some time constantly failing when it wasn't my fault. That hit my spirit HARD.. It took me longer to take this course because I was scared to move forward and hit that road block again. No one responded back to what could have been done, what was done, or will be done.. nothing was ever done or communicated,

So I continued and finished, by my estimations two months behind... and I did pay for that.

By Tewanna P

Dec 11, 2020

More hands on learning should be incorporated in to the courses. Providing a better skill and knowledge base for learning.