Discover Security Projects News
Google Launches New Cybersecurity Certificate Program
The Cybersecurity Certificate is a new addition to the Google Career Certificate program designed to help job seekers upskill and transition to tech. "Learners will get hands-on experience with industry-standard tools, such as Python, Linux and an array of security tools like security information and event management (SIEM) platforms.
In a bid to help expand the cybersecurity workforce and fill the skills gap, Google is launching a new Cybersecurity Certificate as a new addition to the Google Career Certificate program designed to help job seekers transition to the technology industry.
According to Google, the Cybersecurity Certificate is designed and taught by the company’s cybersecurity experts and is designed to prepare learners for entry-level cybersecurity jobs in less than six months.
No cybersecurity experience is required, as the company’s goal is to fill the growing number of open cybersecurity jobs and help people make the transition to cybersecurity from other fields.
By some metrics, the U.S. alone is short about 700,000 cybersecurity professionals, which is alarming given that the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks continues to increase.