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Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate
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Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

Get on the fast track to a career in cybersecurity. In this certificate program, you'll learn in-demand skills at your own pace, no degree or experience required.

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Professional Certificate - 8 course series

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6 months at 7 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the importance of cybersecurity practices and their impact for organizations.

  • Identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as techniques to mitigate them.

  • Protect networks, devices, people, and data from unauthorized access and cyberattacks using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools.

  • Gain hands-on experience with Python, Linux, and SQL.

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Professional Certificate - 8 course series

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4.8

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
6 months at 7 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Earn degree credit

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Prepare for a career in cybersecurity

  • Receive professional-level training from Google
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in portfolio-ready projects
  • Earn an employer-recognized certificate from Google
  • Qualify for in-demand job titles: cybersecurity analyst, security analyst, security operations center (SOC) analyst
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$100,000+
median U.S. salary for cybersecurity
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213,000+
U.S. job openings in cybersecurity
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75%
of certificate graduates report positive career outcome
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Get exclusive access to career resources upon completion

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  • Interview prep

    Practice your skills with interactive tools and mock interviews

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Connect with 150+ U.S. hiring organizations in Google’s Employer Consortium

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¹Lightcast™ US Job Postings (median salary with 0-5 years experience), Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022). ²Positive career outcome (e.g., new job, promotion, or raise) within six months of completion. Based on program graduate survey, United States 2022.

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Professional Certificate - 8 course series

Foundations of Cybersecurity

Course 114 hours4.9 (18,549 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Recognize core skills and knowledge needed to become a cybersecurity analyst

  • Identify how security attacks impact business operations

  • Explain security ethics

  • Identify common tools used by cybersecurity analysts

Skills you'll gain

Category: Security Hardening
Category: Network Security
Category: Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Category: Network Architecture
Category: Cloud Networks

Play It Safe: Manage Security Risks

Course 211 hours4.8 (5,731 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify the primary threats, risks, and vulnerabilities to business operations

  • Examine how organizations use security frameworks and controls to protect business operations

  • Define commonly used Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools

  • Use a playbook to respond to threats, risks, and vulnerabilities

Skills you'll gain

Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
Category: NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
Category: Security Audits
Category: NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
Category: Incident Response Playbooks

Connect and Protect: Networks and Network Security

Course 314 hours4.8 (3,450 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define the types of networks and components of networks

  • Illustrate how data is sent and received over a network

  • Understand how to secure a network against intrusion tactics

  • Describe system hardening techniques

Skills you'll gain

Category: Command line interface (CLI)
Category: SQL
Category: Linux
Category: Bash

Tools of the Trade: Linux and SQL

Course 427 hours4.8 (2,925 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the relationship between operating systems, applications, and hardware

  • Compare a graphical user interface to a command line interface

  • Navigate and manage the file system using Linux commands via the Bash shell

  • Use SQL to retrieve information from a database

Skills you'll gain

Category: escalation
Category: resume and portfolio preparation
Category: stakeholder communication
Category: Job preparedness
Category: integrity and discretion

Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

Course 526 hours4.8 (1,879 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Classify assets

  • Analyze an attack surface to find risks and vulnerabilities

  • Identify threats, such as social engineering, malware and web-based exploits

  • Summarize the threat modeling process

Skills you'll gain

Category: Authentication
Category: vulnerability assessment
Category: Cryptography
Category: asset classification
Category: threat analysis

Sound the Alarm: Detection and Response

Course 624 hours4.8 (1,449 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify the steps to contain, eradicate, and recover from an incident

  • Analyze packets to interpret network communications

  • Understand basic syntax, components of signatures and logs in Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) tools

  • Perform queries in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools to investigate an event

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
Category: Ethics in cybersecurity
Category: NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
Category: Historical Attacks

Automate Cybersecurity Tasks with Python

Course 730 hours4.8 (1,418 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain how the Python programming language is used in cybersecurity

  • Create new, user-defined Python functions

  • Use regular expressions to extract information from text

  • Practice debugging code

Skills you'll gain

Category: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools
Category: Packet Analyzer
Category: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

Put It to Work: Prepare for Cybersecurity Jobs

Course 818 hours4.8 (1,911 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Determine when and how to escalate a security incident

  • Engage with the cybersecurity community

  • Find and apply for cybersecurity jobs

  • Prepare for job interviews

Skills you'll gain

Category: Computer Programming
Category: Python Programming
Category: Coding
Category: PEP 8 style guide

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