Taken from Google introduces new cybersecurity career certificate (blog.google)
Our new Certificate builds on our existing Google Career Certificates in Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & E-commerce, IT Support, Project Management and UX Design. The Google Cybersecurity Certificate will teach learners how to identify common risks, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the techniques to mitigate them. The program will prepare people for entry-level cybersecurity roles by providing hands-on experience with industry standard tools including Python, Linux and an array of security tools, including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) programs. The certificate will also help prepare learners for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the industry-leading certification for cybersecurity roles. Learners will earn a dual credential when they complete both, improving their hireability.
To help bridge the opportunity gap and bring more diverse talent to cybersecurity, Google.org grantees like NPower and Hiring our Heroes, as well as nonprofits like Cyversity, Raices Cyber and Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), will offer the Google Cybersecurity Certificate. They’ll also provide learners with support such as professional coaching, interview prep and job placement assistance.