Prepare for a career as a cybersecurity analyst with a professional certificate from Google. Learn job-ready skills that are in-demand, like how to identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as the techniques to mitigate them.
Learn the foundations of cybersecurity and get the job-ready skills you need to kick-start your career in a fast-growing field.
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Cybersecurity analysts are responsible for monitoring and protecting networks, devices, people, and data. They use a collection of methods and technologies to safeguard against outside threats and unauthorized access — and to create and implement solutions should a threat get through.
This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in cybersecurity, even if you don't have prior experience. You'll use industry standard tools like Python, Linux, SQL, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).
Discover what it takes to build a successful career in cybersecurity, gain an understanding of what it's like to be a security analyst, and learn how to protect information and systems from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
The full certificate program includes:
Complete a Google Career Certificate to get exclusive access to CareerCircle, which offers free 1-on-1 coaching, interview and career support, and a job board to connect directly with employers, including over 150 companies in the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium.
Complete online certificate courses, at your own pace and time.
Access career resources like coaching sessions, mock interviews, and a resume builder tool.
Share your resume and get connected with national and local employers.
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.
*Complete in 6 months, under 10 hours per week.
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