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About the Course

This is the fourth course in the Google Cybersecurity Certificate. These courses will equip you with the skills you need to apply for an entry-level cybersecurity job. You’ll build on your understanding of the topics that were introduced in the third Google Cybersecurity Certificate course. In this course, you will explore computing skills that you’ll use on-the-job as a cybersecurity analyst. First, you'll practice using Linux, an operating system commonly used by cybersecurity professionals. For example, you'll use the Linux command line through the Bash shell to navigate and manage the file system and authenticate users. Then, you'll use SQL to communicate with a database. Google employees who currently work in cybersecurity will guide you through videos, provide hands-on activities and examples that simulate common cybersecurity tasks, and help you build your skills to prepare for jobs. Learners who complete this certificate will be equipped to apply for entry-level cybersecurity roles. No previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course, you will: - Explain the relationship between operating systems, applications, and hardware. - Compare a graphical user interface to a command line interface. - Identify the unique features of common Linux distributions. - Navigate and manage the file system using Linux commands via the Bash shell. - Use Linux commands via the Bash shell to authenticate and authorize users. - Describe how a relational database is organized. - Use SQL to retrieve information from a database. - Apply filters to SQL queries and use joins to combine multiple tables....

Top reviews


Sep 24, 2023

this course linux and sql is the 4th course series of google cyber security certification. This course is linux operating system , and sql. this is very helpful steps in my cyber security journey.


Sep 24, 2023

Learning Linux and SQL is quite challenging but with clear explanation and examples given makes the course easier to understand specially for me without any background on IT or cyber security.

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By Nelson R

Aug 29, 2023

Excellent course which introduces you to the basics of Linux and SQL

By Richard P

Jul 21, 2023

The most difficult by far, but very interesting and important topic.

By Bishal S

Feb 5, 2024

this course is most important for entry lever cybersecurity person.

By August S

Apr 23, 2024

Necessary to learn the basics of cybersecurity and data analytics.

By Kirk J

Oct 21, 2023

A very comprehensive and hands-on course. I learned a GREAT deal!

By Fayadh F N

Sep 20, 2023

Awesome lab, this course truly honed my skills using Linux and SQL

By Jorge A

Aug 4, 2023

I loved the SQL query challenge questions on the graded quizzes <3

By Jean-Luc B

Feb 18, 2023

Highly recommended! Provides a great introduction to Linux and SQL

By Mark E

Apr 28, 2024

Great approach on teaching things that require hands-on practice!

By Sandile N

Jul 31, 2023

Excellent learning, great for first time exposure and entry level

By Isaiah G

Mar 25, 2024

Very hands on and teaches you a good foundation of the database.

By Joel G

Dec 30, 2023

SQL was insanely hard for me to learn, but Linux was really fun!

By Aderogba V A

Dec 20, 2023


By Jose R T

Nov 6, 2023

Love all, it's simple yet complex it challenge you to do better

By Hoang P V

Oct 10, 2023

so good so far. I wish the course has more material to practice

By Jose N N

Jul 7, 2023

Another great course from Google and Coursera! always the best!

By Mario P

Dec 23, 2023

Hands on is very user-friendly and useful, if not simply easy!

By Gabriel P

Dec 11, 2023

Wonderful, everything was fantastic, it was a great experience

By Branden W

Jul 7, 2023

The Labs Are AWESOME and this course is extremely informative.

By Alazar S T

Jun 9, 2023

Not Enough but the way the course was given my God, I love it.

By Lluvia

Oct 28, 2023

It was great, I had lots of fun learning about Linux and SQL.

By Michael S

Aug 23, 2023

Very entertaining for me. It is like learning a new language.


Aug 2, 2023

Great course for learning fundamental of Linux CLI and SQL.

By Aditya k

Dec 23, 2023

this section helps to understand the tools of cybersecurity

By Taron H

Aug 7, 2023

modules were easy to navigate. labs were robust and helpful