• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course introduces the common components of cryptographic systems including random number generation, algorithms to perform cryptographic manipulation of information, cryptographic keys, and a mechanism to manage and distribute cryptographic keys. This course coverage aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) requirements K0018: Knowledge of encryption algorithms, and K0019: Knowledge of cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the critical role of randomness in cryptography
  • Identify common cryptographic algorithms
  • Identify the types and roles of cryptographic keys
  • Explain the key management problem
  • Explain the most common types of digital certificates
  • Explain the digital certificate creation process
  • Identify the components and roles of a public key infrastructure
  • Explain the weaknesses in the digital certificate trust model

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Development