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43%

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40%

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100% online

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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 4-7 hours/week...

English

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Week 1

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 142 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Introduction10m
Introduction Continued8m
Hex and ASCII10m
Breaking the Vigenere Cipher23m
Principles of Modern Cryptography10m
Perfect Secrecy8m
Perfect Secrecy Part II31m
The One-Time Pad12m
Implementing the One-Time Pad18m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Programming Assignments10m
About Me10m
Week 110m
Programming Assignment 110m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Computational Secrecy14m
Computational Secrecy Part II21m
Pseudorandomness14m
Pseudorandom Generators11m
The Pseudo One-Time Pad6m
Proofs of Security24m
2 readings
Week 210m
Programming Assignment 210m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 100 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Pseudorandom Functions and Block Ciphers19m
CPA-Secure Encryption from PRFs/Block Ciphers17m
Modes of Encryption14m
Security Against Chosen-Ciphertext Attacks16m
Padding-Oracle Attacks17m
2 readings
Week 310m
Programming Assignment 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
A Fixed-Length MAC8m
CBC-MAC7m
Hash Functions13m
HMAC11m
Authenticated Encryption7m
Secure Communication Sessions7m
2 readings
Week 410m
Programming Assignment 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m

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About the Cybersecurity Specialization

The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. These concepts are illustrated with examples drawn from modern practice, and augmented with hands-on exercises involving relevant tools and techniques. Successful participants will develop a way of thinking that is security-oriented, better understanding how to think about adversaries and how to build systems that defend against them....
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