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IT Security

Defense against the digital dark arts

This course is a part of Google IT Support Professional Certificate, a 6-course Specialization series from Coursera.

This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. We’ll give you some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Then, we’ll dive into the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. We’ll also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options. Finally, we’ll go through a case study, where we examine the security model of Chrome OS. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on how to integrate a culture of security into your organization or team. At the end of this course, you’ll understand: ● how various encryption algorithms and techniques work as well as their benefits and limitations. ● various authentication systems and types. ● the difference between authentication and authorization. ● how to evaluate potential risks and recommend ways to reduce risk. ● best practices for securing a network. ● how to help others to grasp security concepts and protect themselves.

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Rating 4.6 based on 368 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Nov 18 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Google
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Security Information Technology

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it security in 28 reviews

This course gives a clear idea about IT Security and Defense from today's perspective.

I have improved my knowledge and gained valuable skills for the future Fantastic insight into IT security infrastructure Great course that is full of useful information and presented in an easy to understand way.

Better than module 5 While I would have liked this to be more hands-on, a very good introduction to IT security.

Is an advice of an IT person.Regards Gamaliel Vazquez This course provides the foundation of IT Security, a history of the security environment, and hands on experience implementing security solutions.

I have learnt a lot, it is a good point for starting in the (broad) field of IT Security It is really usefull and interesting!

Here you can learn the basics (and more) of the IT security.

Decent introduction to IT security.

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very good in 15 reviews

It is wonderful very good course Thank you One of the most interesting as well as important course in this program.

very good beginner's course!

Learned the values of IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts very good i recommend I should not have to spend 20 min doing the Captcha in order to login to your site.

Easy to understand.. must take it folks Great security course Very good course.

The host was good and the material was good, it was a very good course overall.

Very good course, I would recommend this to all it professional.

Very good course.

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so much in 10 reviews

Technical details on encryption algorithms and cypher methods to secure a network/IT infrastructure; Antivirus/malware detection and prevention; Disk encryption and growing a security-oriented company culture; All these aspects are interesting and useful to know from the Tech support role POV; This course is truly packed with so much information!

I learned so much about security and encryption protocols!

Than you so much great course...worth the money and time!

I learned so much more from this course.

Thank you so much to the instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.

I am glad I took this course and have learned so much.

Telling me only helps so much, showing me what you're talking about while this is going would be more helpful.

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final assignment in 9 reviews

Also, final assignment is confusing: while it declares to create some description of real working system, it's goal is "just write down every technical term you heard".It's a formal course, not about learning, just memorizing some tech terms.

The final assignment had two glaring errors in the marking rubric, so overall good content but the text needs attention to detail.

Description for the final assignment was too vague.

I loved all of it except the final assignment, which I think had a poor grading structure and needed at the very least to have a better rubric for learners.

When it came time to do the final assignment I thought back and realized WOW, we covered a LOT of stuff!

The final assignment is really critical and need understand those key concepts.

What was with that final assignment?

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final project in 7 reviews

Thank you The final project was/is a precursor to submitting a document for job assignment or contract.

The only thing that isn't so good for me is the final project.

Now that I have finished the final project, I had actually wished that the final project was harder by raising the number of points needed to complete the project.

Reviewing the final project and seeing if a new version could be applied to this would benefit this course a lot better.

Take your time on the final project, though!

Maybe some more practical examples would be nice, like placement and setup of hardware components in the network A lot of great information and the final project was very challenging.

the most extreme example of this is in the final project directions, which one of my colleagues aptly described as "cryptic"5.

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looking for in 7 reviews

Expectation met and i'm looking forward to diving into more Google facilitated programs.

Hope this helps some people out like me looking for a way into the industry.

This was exactly what I was looking for.

Its instructors were knowledgeable and gave me knowledge and skills that companies are looking for.

A wonderful collection of the most aggravatingly non-specific multiple choice quiz questions, in which any of the given answers are true, but they're looking for a specific solution for a nonspecific problem so good luck figuring that out.4.

only AFTER you submit your project are you able to find out what they are actually looking for.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Security Forces 1 $35k

Security Lieutenant 1 $47k

Retired Security $52k

Security Representative 1 2 $53k

Security Guard 3 $57k

Security/EMT $57k

Physical Security / Security Specialist $67k

Corporate Security; Network Security Specialist $77k

Research Scientist - Advanced Concepts Group $110k

Security Architect - Game & Product Security $145k

Security Researcher - Software Security Engineer $148k

C.E.O. SECURITY $273k

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Rating 4.6 based on 368 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Nov 18 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Google via Coursera
Instructor Google
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Security Information Technology

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