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Introduction to Cryptography

Cryptography is the practice of techniques used to protect the secure transmission of information. This course is an excellent starting point to understand what is cryptography, learn how cryptography is used, and understand hash, symmetric, and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms. You will learn the inner workings of security encryption and cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in real-world applications through hands-on experience via live virtual machine labs, lab simulations, and case projects.

3 Months / 12 Course Hrs
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Learning Method

Self-Paced

No instructor. Study on your own schedule

Introduction to Cryptography

Details + Objectives

Course Code: T9073

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of cryptography
  • Hands-on experience in security encryption and cryptographic systems
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 12 course hours
How you will benefit
  • A basic knowledge is needed for many careers such as cyber security, software development, computer networks, and database administration

Outline

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Details
  1.     Defining Cryptography
    1. What is Cryptography
    2. Cryptography and Security
  2.     Cryptographic Algorithms
    1. Hash Algorithms
    2. Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
    3. Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms
  3.     Using Cryptography
    1. Encryption through Software
    2. Hardware Encryption
  4.     Summary
    1. Hands-On Projects
    2. Case Projects
  5.     Lab Simulations
  6.     Live Virtual Machine Lab
  7.     Review
  8.     Final Exam
Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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