Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

Online Course

Future Learn
Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

What is the course about?

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography
The course Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography is an online class provided by Raspberry Pi Foundation through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how encryption keeps information safe, and teach your students how it’s used in the world today. Supported by Google.
Course description
  • Discover the history of encryption and learn how it’s used in the modern world
  • 3 weeks
  • On this course, you will learn about what encryption is and understand its use in the past by using the Caesar and Vigenère ciphers.
  • You will also look at the present and future of encryption and investigate both symmetric and asymmetric encryption schemes.
  • The course includes several practical encryption activities which you can complete and use in your own classroom.
  • A brief look at the history of encryption
  • The encryption and decryption process, and the importance of keys
  • The Caesar and Vigenère Ciphers
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption schemes
  • Public key encryption in the real world
  • An introduction to quantum cryptography
  • This course is designed for teachers delivering computer science lessons in the classroom, at GCSE level or equivalent.
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.
  • National Centre for Computing Education
  • National Centre for Computing Education courses

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

Course Topic

Coding & Programming, Cyber Security, IT & Computer Science, STEM Teaching, Secondary Education Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing

University, College, Institution

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Raspberry Pi Foundation 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: Coding & Programming, Cyber Security, IT & Computer Science, STEM Teaching, Secondary Education Teaching, Teaching, Teaching Computing
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