Advance your career and build your technology skills with a Google Cybersecurity certification.
The Academy at Goodwill
is an 8 hour 100% online course.
Certification contains 8 self-paced courses
*COURSE REQUIRES ADVANCED TECHNICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS
Advance your career. Build your technology skills.
What is cybersecurity?
Organizations must continuously protect themselves and the people they serve from cyber-related threats, like fraud and phishing. They rely on cybersecurity to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their internal systems and information.
Cybersecurity analysts use a collection of methods and technologies to safeguard against threats and unauthorized access – and to create and implement solutions should a threat get though.
What does a cybersecurity analyst do?
Cybersecurity analysts work to protect organizations and people from harm. Just as you would need the right methods to secure your house from a storm, cybersecurity analysts rely on a variety of tools to quickly respond to threats and minimize risk or damage.
While cybersecurity analysts can react quickly to immediate disruptions and threats, they also take a proactive role in safeguarding their organizations. They continuously monitor systems and networks, and always ask questions and seek out solutions. If they discover a breach has occurred, cybersecurity analysts will launch an investigation and report on their findings.
Why start a career in cybersecurity?
As cyber-related threats continue to rapidly grow and evolve, cybersecurity is a must-have for many organizations. Cybersecurity analysts are essentially digital detectives. They investigate potential and ongoing threats, assess the situation to find the best solution, and protect networks, devices, people, and data. Cybersecurity analysts use analytical and technical skills to crack cybersecurity puzzles, but also rely on creative thinking to address new threats in unique ways. With so much riding on the safety of organizations' data, cybersecurity analysts play a critical role and are high in demand.
Who is the Cybersecurity Certificate for?
You! No prior cybersecurity experience is required. All you need is an interest in solving puzzles, investigating, and helping others.
You will learn about:
- Foundations of Cybersecurity
- Play It Safe: Manage Security Risks
- Connect and Protect: Networks and Network Security
- Tools of the Trade: Linux and SQL
- Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
- Sound the Alarm: Detection and Responses
- Automate Cybersecurity Tasks with Python
- Put It to Work: Prepare for Cybersecurity Jobs
You will be contacted by the next business day regarding how to access your training materials and connect with your instructor.
Each registrant will need:
- Access to Google Classroom.
- A Gmail account.
Need more information? Fill out our interest form at GoodwillAR.org/interest.