This specialization incorporates hands-on labs using our Qwiklabs platform.
These hands on components will let you apply the skills you learn in the video lectures. Projects will incorporate topics such as Google Cloud products, which are used and configured within Qwiklabs. You can expect to gain practical hands-on experience with many of the concepts explained throughout the modules.
Recommended for: [Cloud] information security analysts, architects, engineers, Info security/cybersecurity specialists, infrastructure architects.
Recommended for: [Cloud] information security analysts, architects, engineers, Info security/cybersecurity specialists, infrastructure architects.
We help millions of organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their businesses with innovative technology created in—and for—the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability, and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. Our teams are dedicated to helping customers apply our technologies to create success.
The estimated workload of the specialization is 25 hours.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We strongly recommend you take these courses in order, beginning with Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure.
Is the certificate received after completing a Coursera course or specialization the same as a Google Cloud certification?
No, the certificate received is a Coursera coursework completion certificate and not an official Google Cloud certification. To receive a Google Cloud certification you need to pass a Google Cloud certification exam which must be taken in-person at an official testing center. More information available here: https://cloud.google.com/certification/
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Google Cloud Platform is used in a wide variety of environments, all the way from startups to global enterprises. This specialization is designed to help prepare you to implement security solutions using Google Cloud Platform in any of these types of environments.
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Last Updated: September 1, 2015