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Advanced Diploma in Cryptography

Gain an in-depth understanding of the concept of Cryptography primitives in this online cryptography training course.

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In this free online Cryptography course, you will learn about the relevant and fundamental practices involved in securing computer systems and data. You will also learn about the practical instantiations of Cryptographic Primitives, their proofs, and the applications of each of those primitives. This course will benefit anyone who is looking to pursue a career in Cryptography or those who want to improve the security of their systems and data.
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    20-30 Hours
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This free online Cryptography training course highlights the increasing need for knowledge about the security of systems and data in this modern digital age. You will learn about the paradigms and principles of modern Cryptography as well as the formal security definitions and constructions of various cryptographic primitives such as Message Authentication Codes, Hash Functions, Digital Signatures and more. The advanced applications of Cryptography will be outlined in the first section of the course. You will learn about the syntax and security definitions of the Symmetric-Key Encryption Scheme. The notion of Perfect Security and its limitations will also be discussed in this section.

Next, you will be introduced to the concepts of computational security where you will study the security properties of Pseudo-Random Generators and Stream Ciphers. You will also consider the practical and theoretical instantiations of Pseudo-Random Generators and the different modes of operations of Block Ciphers. Thereafter, you will learn about the applications of Message Authentication Codes and Cryptographic Hash functions. You will learn how to construct different security ciphers with the use of message authentication codes and cryptographic hash functions. In the next section, you will learn about the properties and various types of Cyclic Groups. You will also consider the relevance of this cryptographic primitive in the security of data.

Lastly, you will learn about the features of the Public key Cryptosystem and its various models. You will study the principles of Identification Schemes, Signature Schemes, Number Theory and Zero Knowledge Protocols; all of which are part of the Asymmetric-Key Encryption Scheme. This course is a great starting point for anyone who is looking to pursue a career in Cryptography or Cybersecurity. It will also be highly relevant to those who want to learn to improve the security of their systems and data. Why wait, start this course today!

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Symmetric Key Cryptography

Computational Security

Pseudo-random Generators

Block Ciphers

Message Authentication Codes

Cryptographic Hash Functions

Advanced Diploma in Cryptography - First Assessment

Cyclic Groups

Authenticated Encryption Schemes

Public-key Cryptosystem

Public-Key Ciphers

Identification Schemes and Zero-knowledge Protocol

Advanced Diploma in Cryptography - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Outline the advanced applications of Cryptography

  • Discuss the practical instantiations of Pseudorandom Generators

  • Explain how to onstruct CPA-secure ciphers using pseudorandom functions
  • Describe the theoretical and practical constructions of Block Ciphers
  • Design Message Authentication Codes using Hash Functions
  • Explain the concept of Authenticated Encryption
  • Outline the applications of the Padded RSA Public-Key Cryptosystem
  • List the properties of the Zero-Knowledge Proof Protocol


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