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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 Dauda S

Feb 16, 2023

Educative and interesting, practical exercises aided in enhancing understanding and improving skills

By Chris

Nov 3, 2023

Linux and SQL are putting together perfectly for the average Cybersecurity Professional. Thank you!

By Bobby F

May 6, 2024

I found this course intense, yet by the end of the course i began to see the puzzle come together.

By Stanley C

Dec 13, 2023

Favorite section hands down. I learned a ton, and the hands-on experience was vital to my success.

By Darryl E

Oct 4, 2023

Great course, easy to understand concepts, Lab's put use to your new knowledge in a practical way.

By Elias M R

Jul 28, 2023

This is great for begginers and familiar users, Kim covers the main concepts perfectly. Thank you!


Jul 15, 2023

Very useful and practical course. Easy to understand and follow. Essential for IT entry-level jobs

By Jerael W

Feb 23, 2024

This was the most exciting course so far! Learning Linux and SQL were two major accomplishments!

By Dee A

Jul 22, 2023

as someone new to the tech industry. I found SQL to be a challenge to learn, but well worth it.

By Steven W

Aug 27, 2023

Tons of information to learn about SQL and LINUX. Definitely the most hands on course so far.


By Saman A

Aug 2, 2023

The course content was really useful and interesting, thank you Google for this amazing course!

By Melissa P

Jan 10, 2024

Learning about Linux and SQL makes looking for an entry level position a part of who I am now.

By Richard R A

Oct 29, 2023

This course was a bit of a challenge for me, but I like that it...Motivates me to work harder.

By Ngozichukwu A

Feb 3, 2024

The course gave me a better understanding and practical knowledge on what I learnt in school.

By Sharon R

Jan 3, 2024

Linux was taught in bite sized pieces and it very accessible for someone who's never used it.

By Marvin T

Jun 16, 2024

I learned a lot doing hands-on laboratory activities on SQL queries and Linux bash commands.

By Jose B J

May 6, 2024

This Course offered a lot of learning. Providing a great overview of a cybersecurity career.

By James A

Feb 25, 2024

Excellent course! Great practical exercises and learning through interactive hand-on labs.

By Rokovilie C

Jul 7, 2023

A very helpful introductory course to Linux and SQL. Must haves for cybersecurity analysts!

By Ronnie “ W

Sep 25, 2023

This course was very informative. It provide me with the basic knowledge of Linux and SQL.

By Ajiboye O

Aug 16, 2023

Linux and SQL as tools for cybersecurity was well explained and there was enough practice

By Marti M

Nov 13, 2023

Well though out, well prepared content with practical examples of real life applications.

By Chris T

Jul 4, 2023

Excellent course. Really helpful for the beginner to learn the concepts of Linux and SQL!

By Tamuno-opubo W

Jan 27, 2024

This course id very hand on practice. loads of new concepts but bit-sized for a beginner

By Maximiliano J M

Nov 13, 2023

Un curso fenomenal, es todo lo que me imaginaba y explicado de forma didáctica y directa