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Google Cybersecurity - December 2024 Cohort

Dec 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2025

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Full course description


Start Date

December 1, 2024






Google Career Certificate

& Digital Badge



17 Weeks



8-10 Hours Weekly




Help organizations monitor and protect networks, devices, people and data

Course Description

This certificate gives learners hands-on experience using Python, Linux, SQL, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, and intrusion detection systems. 

The Google Cybersecurity Certificate helps prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the industry leading certification for cybersecurity roles. You’ll earn a dual credential when you complete both.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of cybersecurity practices and their impact for organizations.
  2. Identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as techniques to mitigate them.
  3. Gain hands-on experience with Python, Linux, and SQL.
  4. Protect networks, devices, people, and data from unauthorized access and cyber attacks using Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tools, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and network protocol analyzers (packet sniffing).

Target Learner

The Google Cybersecurity Certificate teaches learners how to identify common cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as the techniques to mitigate them.

This certificate program is for anyone who wants to enter the field of cybersecurity; no prior experience or specific knowledge is required. All you need is an interest in solving puzzles and helping others.

Course Topics

  • Python
  • Linux
  • SQL
  • Security Information & Event Management Tools
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Information Security

8 Courses In This Certificate

Foundations of Cybersecurity

Play It Safe: Manage Security Risks

Connect & Protect: Networks and Network Security

Tools of the Trade: Linux and SQL

Assets, Threats, & Vulnerabilities

Sound the Alarm: Detection & Response

Automate Cybersecurity Tasks with Python

Put It to Work: Prepare for Cybersecurity Jobs



This non-credit course is offered online using the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) and Coursera, over a 17-week period. It is asynchronous, but not self-paced. You will have until March 31, 2025 to complete the course. You should plan to spend about 10 hours per week on the course. You will be assessed throughout the course to demonstrate proficiency on the subject matter. You must pass all assessments before receiving the course badge and certificate.