Applied Cryptography

Online Course

Applied Cryptography

What is the course about?

Applied Cryptography
The course Applied Cryptography is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Cryptography is present in everyday life, from paying with a credit card to using the telephone. Learn all about making and breaking puzzles in computing.

Course description
  • Applied Cryptography
  • 2 months
  • Science of Secrets
  • Perfect Ciphers
  • Symmetric Encryption
  • Key Exchange
  • Asymmetric Encryption
  • Public Key Protocols
  • Using Cryptographic Primitives
  • Secure Computation
  • What makes certain ciphers perfect.
  • How the Lorenz Cipher was broken.
  • Sending messages when two people share a secret.
  • Techniques to establish a shared secret.
  • Exchanging information using public key cryptosystems.
  • Encrypted key exchange, certificates, secure commerce.
  • How cryptography can be useful for anonymizing communication, voting, and digital cash.
  • Computing without exposing data.
  • This course assumes previous programming experience, comparable to what is covered by the Udacity CS101 course, as well as some understanding of probability and theory of computation and algorithm analysis.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Explore how secrets are written and shared, as well as what can go wrong when cryptography is misused or implemented badly.

Prerequisites & Facts

Applied Cryptography

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Applied Cryptography

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming