The course is really thorough from a beginners point of view. I came with some knowledge of SEO but it was outdated already and this course is pretty much up to date about what really is happening in the SEO landscape until 2015.
It talks about what kind of jobs you could land in the field of SEO and then goes on to explain how the SEO field came into the picture when Google started rolling out algorithms and the whole story gives you a nice peek into Google's mind and how people are trying to game the system. After having completed the course, I have the core idea of how SEO functions and best practices to follow. I am eager to finish the whole specialization because if this one course left me so much more knowledgeable than before I can't wait to soak up the rest of it.