• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course presents an overview of the fundamental services provided by cryptographic suites, namely encoding, encrypting and hashing. After completing this course, you will be able to explain encoding and decoding, encryption and decryption, the difference between encoding and encryption, and explain hashing. You will also be able to identify the appropriate applications of these services. This course coverage aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) requirement K0018: Knowledge of encryption algorithms.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain encoding and decoding
  • Explain encryption and decryption
  • Explain the difference between encoding, encryption, and hashing
  • Identify the appropriate applications of encoding, encryption, and hashing

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.

Feedback

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