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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Proactive Computer Security by University of Colorado System

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45 reviews

About the Course

I’ve heard this before – “I’m not sure my computer security practices are working”. I reply “Have you tested them?” This course is the fourth and final course in the Practical Computer Security specialization. In this course, you’ll learn how to proactively test what you have put in place to protect your data. In the first week you’ll be able to discuss the basics of deterrents and how to “trick” attackers into believing they’ve hit a goldmine of data away from your real systems. In week 2, you’ll be able to understand and discuss the steps of penetration testing methodology. In week 3, you will be able to understand and apply what you have learned on your own systems to test whether your systems are secure or not. In week 4, we’ll discuss planning for your own methodology that you can apply to your own systems. And finally in week 5, we’ll finish up with a project that will allow you to test your skills in a safe environment....

Top reviews


Feb 19, 2019

This course was an excellent introduction and overview of what security professionals face. I am non-technical and had only limited difficulty with a small portion of the materials.


Jun 07, 2018

Great course, lots of pratice! I´d like to thanks my professor Greg Willians and all the coursera team. It was a amazing knowledge development for my career. God bless you all!!!

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By Peter F D R

Aug 26, 2020

Excellent course and good material to learn fast cybersecurity.

By Rashed M A H

Apr 15, 2020

It was really good & understandable course, Thank you very much

By Michael J

Oct 23, 2019

Excellent course! I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it!

By Jai V

Jan 14, 2020

Practical course, which teaches you lots of skills.

By Liam C

May 20, 2020

More helpful that courses ive done thorugh TAFE

By Krasovskyi O

May 09, 2020

Interesting course about proactive securuty

By Muhammad Y

Apr 15, 2018

i get too much benifits through this

By Huascar L

Jul 06, 2018

Excellent Course, Highly Recommended

By Adewale A

May 13, 2020

Good insight. Good information

By Iqbal U K

Oct 07, 2020

Good Course - Good teacher!!

By Deepak K

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent course !


Sep 26, 2020

Good Course

By Shambhavi V P

May 05, 2020

It was good

By Doss D

Jun 12, 2020

Thank you


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By Atichat P

Sep 24, 2018



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By Adit S F

Apr 23, 2020

Pretty good course overall. The only thing I'd be upset with is the final practical implementation of OWASP, the instructor did not properly explain the instructions, and a few topics in between were haphazard.

By Michel T

Sep 09, 2019

Very informative and instructive course. It's also the most challenging part of the course.

By Айдаров М Е

May 11, 2020