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Quantum Computing: Executive Briefing

by Simon Allardice

Quantum Computing is one of the most talked-about technologies of recent years–but often misunderstood. Here, quickly get up to speed on quantum computing, and explore the ideas, the benefits—and a few hazards—of this new technology.

What you'll learn

In this short, fast-paced Executive Briefing, you’ll quickly get a pragmatic, practical understanding of quantum computing: how it works, what makes it different from normal, "classical" computing—and most importantly, the kinds of problems it can help solve. We’ll explore the real-world impacts of quantum computing—and focus on the kinds of things this now makes possible. We’ll begin by diving into the kinds of problems that regular computers aren't good at—and see how quantum computing changes that. Then, we'll cover the most important terms and ideas unique to this, like qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Finally, we’ll explore why so many are worried about the impact of quantum computing on the security of our data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a much better understanding of quantum computing—and what to expect in the coming years.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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