• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

All secure communications begin with trust. In this course, you will explore the important role that PKI plays for secure communications. This course will also help prepare you for the SY0-501 Security+ exam.

Learning Objectives

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • start the course
  • recall the purpose of a PKI and a trusted introducer
  • describe the benefits and uses of the public key infrastructure for an organization
  • recognize the various CA trust models that can be implemented, such as single CA, hierarchical, bridge, peer-to-peer, and mesh
  • describe the concept of certificate chaining
  • identify the purpose and types of pinning
  • describe the benefits of certificate expiration, revocation, and suspension, and distinguish between a CRL and OCSP
  • describe the benefits of key escrow and when you might consider using it
  • recognize the x.509 certificate format and file extensions
  • describe various types certificates and their uses

Practice: PKI Concepts

  • recall various PKI concepts

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

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Systems Architecture