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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

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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"Organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Since the beginning, Google's goal has been to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible. Not just for some. For everyone.



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By Joseph B on 6-Aug-18

one of the most poor made courses I have ever had the displeasure of paying for. this course is BAD. and my standards for a good online course are pretty low. some of the various sins this course has to answer for are: 1. giving a definition for hardware standard, then linking to "an external reading if you want to learn more" and the FIRST line of that external reading directly conflicts with what the instructor just said.2. Those "supplemental readings?" yeah 99% of those are links to wikipedias definition of the given subject. hope you weren't actually trying to learn or something.3. 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. To compliment the non-specific quiz's they offer a fine selection of non-specific directions to writing assignments. only AFTER you submit your project are you able to find out what they are actually looking for. the most extreme example of this is in the final project directions, which one of my colleagues aptly described as "cryptic"5. Do you like technical failures? cause they do! smash your face in frustration as the labs fail to grant write permissions to the hardrive you are supposed to be working on, your interactive tests gets garbled all over the screen, (and don't tell me that's a user error, I tried that test on 3 different OS's across 2 different machines) or random "Analyzing Background" messages flicker on and off the instructors face.But its no big deal, there's always time for a couple political propaganda videos or google product promotionTldr: everything I hate about google, condensed into one place.

By Ashley M W on 12-Dec-18

Very difficult course. The last project/assignment took the longest to complete, but the sens of accomplishment that you feel upon finishing is worth it.

By Nathaniel L on 28-Apr-19

Interesting course. I loved covering security policies and digital threats. However, the virtual machines in this course wouldn't give me a grade after numerous, perfect completions. It was extremely upsetting to know that I literally did everything else perfectly, but can't get my grade in two labs. This means that I have to wait an undisclosed amount of time before I can get my certification. I have done everything else.

By Cameron M on 19-Aug-18

While this course has been extremely informative and the instructor is great at explaining the information, I feel like all the courses in this program could implement more screen examples of what will be done in a day to day IT support role. Telling me only helps so much, showing me what you're talking about while this is going would be more helpful. This has, however, encouraged me to look up everything in forums and on youtube.

By Tanner J T P on 17-Apr-19

These were pretty cool courses that offer a lot of knowledge but the part where that talk about getting you information out to companies to help you start your career is fully true. They send you a survey that you select the companies you would like to share you information with out of they're selection, and that's it. There is no other follow up or anything as far as I've seen but I've been done with the program for workin on four months no with no other leads to helping me start my career. So it's great maybe to help boost a career you're already in but DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE if you are using it to help START a career. Hope this helps some people out like me looking for a way into the industry.

By Alonzo W H on 17-Nov-18

Very tough course with a lot of information on creating the best security possible for an individual computer, or an enterprise. The peer reviewed assignment will make you re-evaluate everything you learned and force you to provide ample detail for each area you are required to supply an answer for. No beginners or intermediate learners will pass the peer review the first time; it is difficult, but because of that I know more than I did after submitting my first peer review! Kudos!!

By Edgar R on 10-Dec-18

A lot of information. Pay attention. Push forward. You'll get it done.

By Julio F on 15-Nov-18

It's a good course. They definitely teach you all ground basic concepts. However I WISH they would have involved classes on how to properly set up a router, build a server from scratch, you know things like that. WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME!Overall is a good course if you have no knowledge at all and I would definitely recommend it.

By Rodney S I on 25-Nov-18

This one was tough, but worth it. The peer review project is best worked on as you go through the course.

By Fernando S on 24-Nov-18

I learned so much more from this course. More than 2 years of courses at a college. Thank you to those who worked on putting this course together.

By KAMIL J S on 25-Apr-19

Good content.

By Bright I M on 21-Apr-19

The best thing ever! This course has increased my confidence in real world and up-to-the-second skills for job readiness