In modern business and IT, keeping information secure and/or proving from where it originated can be key aspects of success. Cryptography provides the tools necessary to guarantee confidentiality and authenticity in the digital age. This course provides the learner with an understanding of the applications of symmetric and public key cryptography and when they are required as well as concepts such as key management and secure ciphers and protocols. The course guides you through the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) recommended by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 for its Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification. The SSCP credential certifies student expertise in 7 different knowledge domains and covers the most recent key areas of knowledge as outlined in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) effective date: February 1, 2012.
Experienced IT professionals with a basic knowledge of network and communications protocols and equipment seeking to pass the System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam, or otherwise gain knowledge in assessing, planning, implementing and managing IT security in an enterprise environment. A minimum of one year's professional experience in one of the seven SSCP CBK Domains is required for certification.