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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 18, 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.


Nov 9, 2020

Excellent course! Of the entire specialization, this is the course I've liked the most. I like that it includes both theory and practical cases, not only for the last assigment.

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By Francesco C

Aug 3, 2021

Well done, well structured, good the theoretical parts and the exercises. A platform available for you and your real tests

By Marcos I C G

Nov 26, 2020

buen curso, me ayudo a expandir mis conocimientos en el arrea de ciber seguridad

By Akshay K

May 4, 2020

A great learning experience for getting something about penetration testing

By Duncan S

Nov 14, 2019

This course ended with some great hands on experience using Mutilisae 2

By Edmark R D

Dec 23, 2020

Excellent course. Would recommend it to those starting in security.

By Akash S

Apr 22, 2020

Detailed and informative, I found the course to be well structured.

By Jorge G

Sep 26, 2020

Very interesting content, and allows you to go down to the pipes

By Zaw Z L

Nov 11, 2020

the course is support to how to develop in your computer skills

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 Gustavo C S

Dec 30, 2020

Thank you! Beautiful knowledge has been learned!

By Liam C

May 20, 2020

More helpful that courses ive done thorugh TAFE

By Oleksandr K

May 9, 2020

Interesting course about proactive securuty

By Muhammad Y

Apr 15, 2018

i get too much benifits through this

By Huascar L

Jul 6, 2018

Excellent Course, Highly Recommended

By Adewale A

May 13, 2020

Good insight. Good information

By Iqbal U K

Oct 7, 2020

Good Course - Good teacher!!

By Bryan F

Jul 16, 2021

Excelente capacitación!!!

By Josphat S

Mar 10, 2021

Very Impressive course

By Deepak K

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent course !

By Ayodélé J F O

Feb 13, 2022

That was exicting


Sep 26, 2020

Good Course

By Shambhavi V P

May 5, 2020

It was good