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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 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 Sandile M

Jun 5, 2021

Over the moon with the course content, such a fun and visual way to learn.

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!

By Jon R

Jan 7, 2020

I learned a lot from this security course. A little overwhelming but good.

By Fernando

Jun 23, 2018

Great course! It was the most challenging! I highly recommend this course.

By Elvis A

Sep 18, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to learn about defense against the digital web

By John V

Sep 17, 2020

Very useful information for the proper implementation against bad systems

By Yonas G

Nov 10, 2019


By Bruno A G

Feb 6, 2019

Really interesting! I'm very happy to take this course.

It opened my eyes.

By Ammar H

Nov 23, 2018

Excellent course to do security analysis of different domains of security


Jun 10, 2021

thanks you so much for the opportunity given, I will still ask for more.

By Chris H

Nov 13, 2020

Great course lots of info that final project really put my brain to work

By Fleer, J

May 17, 2020

This course took me a little to get in to it, but once i did I LOVED IT!

By Rashik A

May 11, 2020

Very nice!!!! Learnt a lot about potential attacks and their mitigation.

By Ayush B

Apr 18, 2020

Great Course.

Provides rock-solid fundamentals to know the subject well.


Mar 16, 2020

very good course to gain knowledge about network security and encryption

By Cindy L

Dec 28, 2019

Great course regarding various aspects of security and defenses. Thanks

By Dorjan Q

Aug 8, 2019

Great overall training and very good knowledge earned during the course!