About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

CryptographyEntropy (Information Theory)

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Security Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Software Engineers

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Cryptography and Information Theory

4.4
92 ratings
15 reviews
Course2

Symmetric Cryptography

4.5
58 ratings
7 reviews
Course3

Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management

4.6
54 ratings
5 reviews
Course4

Cryptographic Hash and Integrity Protection

4.5
26 ratings
2 reviews

Instructor

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Sang-Yoon Chang

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The specialization is designed to span across 4 courses and 16-17 weeks with the load being 2-5 hours per week.

  • The learners are recommended to have background in engineering and have a working knowledge of discrete mathematics and probability.

  • It is recommended to follow the order of the courses as specified in this specialization.

  • University of Colorado system plans to give university credit for this specialization, but the discussion is ongoing. This page will get updated when the details are finalized.

  • By the end of this specialization, the learners will be able to apply cryptography to secure networking and systems, design cryptographic protocols and cryptosystems using established primitives, and evaluate the security strength and identify the potential vulnerabilities of existing systems.

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