Google Announced Career Certificate in Cybersecurity with 2000 scholarships for Africans.
Google has announced a new Google Career Certificate in Cybersecurity with 2,000 scholarships for Africans. The certificate is designed to help learners develop the skills they need to pursue a career in cybersecurity. It is available online on Coursera and can be completed in under six months.
There is a growing demand for cybersecurity skills across all sectors. It is estimated that there are about 3.5 million cybersecurity job vacancies globally, up from just 1 million in 2013.
The Google Cybersecurity Certificate covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Fundamentals of Cybersecurity: This module introduces learners to the basics of cybersecurity, including threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques.
- Network Security: This module covers the principles of network security, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption.
- Application Security: This module covers the principles of application security, including secure coding practices and vulnerability management.
- Cloud Security: This module covers the principles of cloud security, including data protection, identity and access management, and threat detection.
Google Announced Career Certificate in Cybersecurity with 2000 scholarships for Africans
In addition to the technical skills, the Google Cybersecurity Certificate also teaches learners the soft skills that are essential for a career in cybersecurity, such as communication, critical thinking, and teamwork.
The Google Cybersecurity Certificate is a valuable credential for anyone who wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity. It is also a great way for Africans to gain the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs in the tech industry.
“The cybersecurity certificate will teach learners how to identify common risks, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the techniques to mitigate them. They also will gain hands-on experience using Python, Linux, SQL and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools”.
“To accompany this launch, we will be providing 2,000 scholarships in conjunction with our distribution partners – ICT Authority in Kenya, The Roothub in Nigeria, and RLabs in South Africa – all of which have strong workforce development programs to reach learners, provide them access to the Cybersecurity certificate, and support them through their learning journey”.
To apply for a scholarship, learners must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Sub-Saharan Africa
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be able to commit to completing the certificate in under six months
- Have a strong interest in cybersecurity
Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. To apply, please visit the Google Cybersecurity Certificate website.
The Google Cybersecurity Certificate is a great opportunity for Africans to develop the skills they need to pursue a career in cybersecurity. With the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, this certificate can help Africans secure well-paying jobs in the tech industry.