Google Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

Beginner | Certificate | Cybersecurity

Goal: To Get a Job | Salary: ₹5-7 lakh | Professional Certificate | No Degree or Prior Experience Needed | Taught by Google Staff | Duration: 6 Months

A job-oriented 8-course series that prepares you for a new career in the field of cybersecurity.

You learn from cybersecurity experts at Google and gain in-demand skills that prepare you for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst, Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst, and other cybersecurity roles.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the importance of cybersecurity practices and their impact for organisations
  • Identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as techniques to mitigate them
  • Protect networks, devices, people, and data from unauthorized access and cyberattacks using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools
  • Gain hands-on experience with Python, Linux, and SQL

What You’ll Earn

  • ₹5-7 lakh per year is the average beginner salary for a Cybersecurity professional in India (Source:,
  • $100,000+ per year is the median salary for a Cybersecurity professional in the US (Source: Lightcast™ US Job Postings)


This 8-course program helps you develop skills that prepare you for an entry-level job in cybersecurity. You learn how to use Python, Linux, SQL, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools such as Chronicle and Splunk, and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) such as Suricata.

You will learn from Google employees whose foundations in cybersecurity served as launch pads for their own careers. At under 7 hours per week, you can complete the certificate in 6 months or less.

The Google Cybersecurity Certificate helps prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, the industry-leading certification for cybersecurity roles. Graduates of this Google Cybersecurity Certificate program can access the CompTIA Security+ exam and training at a discounted price.
You will earn a dual credential when you complete both.

Applied Learning Project

This program includes 170 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments and activities that simulate real-world cybersecurity scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace. You will have access to a mix of videos, assessments and hands-on labs to become familiar with cybersecurity tools, platforms, and skills required for an entry-level job.

Skills you will gain will include Python, Linux, SQL, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), communication, collaboration, analysis and problem solving, among others.

In addition, each course includes portfolio activities that will enable you to demonstrate cybersecurity skills to share with potential employers.

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Institution: Google
Platform: Coursera
Cost: From ~₹4,500/mth
Certificate: Professional Cert.
Duration: 6 months
Level: Beginner
Language: English
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