Course Description

Short Course | 12 hours | 1.2 CEUs | $1,695

In this course students learn the fundamentals of cryptography, which is a necessary tool for protecting information in computer systems. Topics include security and cryptography, stream and block ciphers, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, public key infrastructure (PKI) encryption, public key encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and digital certificates.

PSE100 is the second course in the Product Security Core Certificate. To complete the certificate students will also enroll in PSE050, & PSE200. Click on each course link for more details and to add to cart.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn the concept of cryptography and basic terminologies related to key encryption
  • Explain different types of ciphers, their classification, and operation principles
  • Differentiate the symmetric and asymmetric key encryption
  • Understand public key encryption
  • Describe hash functions
  • Understand digital signatures and digital certificates and protection against threats


There are no prerequisites for this course. Good math skills and a desire to learn about Cryptography are recommended.


12 Hours | 2 Days or 4 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Cryptography Fundamentals
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Sep 16, 2024 to Sep 25, 2024
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Rate non-credit $1,695.00
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