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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long

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In this course, we will study security and trust from the hardware perspective. Upon completing the course, students will understand the vulnerabilities in current digital system design flow and the physical attacks to these systems. They will learn that security starts from hardware design and be familiar with the tools and skills to build secure and trusted hardware.

Taught by

Gang Qu

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Reviews for Coursera's Hardware Security
3.1 Based on 11 reviews

  • 5 star 9%
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  • 3 stars 36%
  • 2 stars 18%
  • 1 star 9%

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Anonymous
2.0 3 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I have done the 1st week, which was realtive easy for me to understand, since I have learned of boolean logic, and sync logic, and FSMs before, but I doubt that is is easy for a beginner.

The first week's quiz was actually made you to re-think what was said in the videos, the quiz itself is part of the learning process, which is OK.

I am doing the second week now: this one is far more difficult to understand and to follow. That is what will make the certificate valuable, all right, but it requires more knowledge than was mentioned in the prerequisites. The professor is not really explaining it, but rather lets you know what topics you need to look up somewhere else. :-(

I do respect the Prof. Gang Qu for his knowledge, I am sure he is very smart, but - again, with all respect - his English does not make him the perfect candidate for holding a video course.
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Anonymous
2.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is too formal and theoretical. It gathers and tries to systematize academic approaches for Hardware Security that are often very far away from the practice. Quizzes are boring and check your ability to remember definitions or making modular arithmetic. Consider this course as a source of the keywords for the topic but not a foundation of a good understanding.
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Anonymous
3.0 a year ago
Anonymous audited this course.
This course is no longer free. You can only view 4 videos per week unless you pay Coursera $50. Each week has more than 4 videos, so you cannot complete the course material for free. Coursera's "auditing" is now only a sales tool.
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Laura R
3.0 3 years ago
by Laura completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Difficult for anyone who hasn't previously had experience to digital design basics (such as satisfiability don't cares), and truth tables. The professor gives a good introduction to the topics, but I believe that my previous work in the area helped immensely
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Anonymous
1.0 3 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course is not self-contained as claimed. The professor doesn't do a good job in explaining the topics, and it all seems to theoretical. Not recommended.
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Panagiotis B
4.0 3 years ago
by Panagiotis completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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