Skills you will learn

  • SymmetricKey cryptography
  • AsymmetricKey cryptography
  • Picking the right encryption for different scenarios
  • Hashing

Who should learn

  • Aspiring software developers
  • Data Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Coders
  • Programmers
  • IT security professionals
  • Cybersecurity enthusiasts

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Cryptography for Beginners

    • Lesson 01: What is Cryptography?

      • What is Cryptography
    • Lesson 02: Symmetric and Asymmetric Key Cryptography

      • Symmetric and Asymmetric Key Cryptography
    • Lesson 03: Hashing

      • Hashing
    • Lesson 04: DES and AES Algorithms

      • DES and AES Algorithms
    • Lesson 05: Digital Signature Algorithm

      • Digital Signature Algorithm
    • Lesson 06: Rivet-Shamir-Adleman Encryption

      • Rivet-Shamir-Adleman Encryption
    • Lesson 07: MD5 Algorithm

      • MD5 Algorithm
    • Lesson 08: Secure Hash Algorithm

      • Secure Hash Algorithm
    • Lesson 09: SSL Handshake

      • SSL Handshake
    • Lesson 10: Frequently-Asked Interview Questions

      • Frequently-Asked Interview Questions

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  • What are the prerequisites to learn Cryptography in this free course?

    There are no prerequisites to learn Cryptography in this free course.

  • How do beginners learn about Cryptography?

    Beginners who want to learn Cryptography can start with the basics first. Once you have mastered Cryptography basics you can move on to advanced topics.

  • How long does it take to complete the Cryptography free course?

    The Cryptography course consists of 3 hours of video content that will help you understand the basic concepts thoroughly.

  • What should I learn first in an Introduction to Cryptography course?

    It is recommended that you always start with Cryptography basics first. For a better understanding, watch the learning videos in sequence without skipping any.

  • Is Cryptography for beginners easy to learn?

    The videos that you find as a part of this Introduction to Cryptography course are created by mentors who are industry leaders with vast experience in the field. They are aware of the needs of different learners and have designed the course to be easy to learn.

  • Can I complete this free Cryptography course in 90 days?

    Yes, you can complete this free Cryptography course within 90 days.

  • Will I get a certificate after completing the Introduction to Cryptography course?

    You will receive a course completion certificate after completing the Introduction to Cryptography course.

  • What are my next best learning options after completing the Cryptography course?

    After completing the Cryptography free course, you can opt for the CISSP course provided by Simplilearn.

  • What are the career opportunities after learning Cryptography?

    Common careers for learning Cryptography include:

    • Cryptographer
    • Security analyst 
    • Security consultant
    • Security architect
    • Forensic computer analyst 
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