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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Asymmetric Cryptography Overview

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Module Objectives1m
What is Asymmetric Cryptography?6m
Asymmetric Encryption for Message Confidentiality4m
Digital Signature for Authentication4m
Cipher Requirements and Trapdoor One-Way Function4m
1 reading
Lecture Slides for Asymmetric Cryptography Overview15m
1 practice exercise
Asymmetric Cryptography Overview30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

RSA Algorithm

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Prime Factorization Problem2m
RSA Encryption and Decryption3m
RSA Key Setup2m
RSA Example4m
Security of RSA5m
2 readings
Lecture Slides for RSA Algorithm15m
Paper by Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman50m
2 practice exercises
RSA Operations30m
RSA Algorithm30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Discrete Logarithm2m
Primitive Root of a Prime Integer3m
Discrete Logarithm Problem1m
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Overview3m
Diffie-Hellman Key-Exchange Protocol3m
Man-in-the-Middle Attack3m
El Gamal Encryption1m
2 readings
Diffie and Hellman, 19761h
Lecture Slides for Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange15m
2 practice exercises
Discrete Logarithm and Primitive Root30m
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange and El Gamal Encryption30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Key Distribution and Management

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Key Distribution Approaches3m
Key Hierarchy and Decentralized Key Distribution4m
Public-Key Authority5m
Public-Key Certificate and Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)5m
1 reading
Lecture Slides for Key Distribution and Management15m
1 practice exercise
Key Distribution and Management50m

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