• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This 8-video course helps learners explore the basics of programming cryptography, cryptography types, and applications, and also examines encryption implementation code examples. In the first of two tutorials on encryption concepts, you will explore the critical concepts of symmetric versus asymmetric cryptography, and when to use one as opposed to another, by learning the benefits of one over the other. In the second tutorial, learners will continue by examining specific algorithms such as AES, DES, RSA, Diffie-Hellman, and Elliptic Curve, and by looking into the strengths and weaknesses of these particular algorithms. Next, you will take a careful look at the important concepts of confidentiality and integrity, the use of hash codes, message authentication codes, and HMACs (hash message authentication codes). In the final four tutorials in this course, learners will explore specific code samples, where one can see Java cryptography, Python cryptography, C# cryptography, and Javascript cryptography being implemented.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.