About this Specialization

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

CryptosystemCryptographic Hash Function (CRHF)Modular Exponentiation

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

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.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Classical Cryptosystems and Core Concepts

4.6
stars
104 ratings
26 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Mathematical Foundations for Cryptography

4.6
stars
72 ratings
11 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Symmetric Cryptography

4.5
stars
75 ratings
9 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Asymmetric Cryptography and Key Management

4.5
stars
75 ratings
6 reviews

Instructors

Image of instructor, William Bahn

William Bahn 

Lecturer
Computer Science
Image of instructor, Richard White

Richard White 

Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science
Image of instructor, Sang-Yoon Chang

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.

  • This specialization includes approximately 90 hours of course material, of which about 20 hours is related to project work.

  • While there are no specific prerequisites for this specialization, it does assume some proficiency in logic and mathematics. Similarly, while this is mostly a non-technical course, it does require analytical and problem-solving skills on the part of the learner.

  • Learners are not required to take courses in any particular order, though we recommend the learner complete the courses in ascending numerical sequence.

  • Provided the learner meets minimum satisfactory grade requirements (i.e., 70% on course work & 100% on project work), they may apply for course credit through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Additional costs and requirements may be entailed.

  • This course will provide insight and direction on developing and implementing a coherent cybersecurity program within an organization. The primary benefit of such a program is that will accommodate strategic planning, giving an organization a sense of where it is, where it's going, and how it can get there. It offers a means of managing your destiny.

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