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Practical Encryption

Learn how encryption, hashing, digital signatures, SSL/TLS and digital certificates really work!
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8.8

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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9.3 / 10

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9.2 / 10
This course was last updated on 4/2021.

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8.8 / 10
Video Score: 7.9 / 10
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Description

Encryption is  a very simple concept. You scramble information so that it cannot be read by other people. The math or algorithm that you use to scramble the information just needs to be good enough so that other people can’t decipher your encrypted data. What could be simpler? If all you wanted to do was hide information from everyone else…this would be pretty much it.
The application of encryption in the real world, however, is a bit more involved. It is true that you don’t need to understand the complex math behind encryption to deploy it or use it. However, you do need to understand the various types of encryption and the implications and applications of using them.
My name is Paul Mahon and welcome to my hands-on course on encryption. I’ll teach you about symmetric encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, hashing and digital certificates with SSL/TLS
We’ll use some basic python code and other open source applications to implement what we have learned. No worries if you’re not familiar with python – it’s a few simple lines of code. However, this will be a good application of python if you are.
At the end of this course you should have a thorough understanding of encryption and the importance of things like key lengths, ciphers, hashing algorithms and certificate authorities.
This course is designed for anyone that wants to tinker around with encryption to understand how it actually works in the real world. It’s also helpful for professionals that need to know about encryption for their job or students of information security.

You will learn

✓ Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the various types of encryption and how the can be used
✓ They will learn how encryption works in the background with Python and how to implement it with GnuPG

Requirements

• Basic Python scripting understanding or willingness to learn.
• Some basic Linux commands

This course is for

• Security & Privacy Professionals, Security Managers and/or any profession that handles electronic data, Students and Beginner Python programmers,

How much does the Practical Encryption course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $11.99. And currently there is a 40% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $8 if you enroll the course now.

Does the Practical Encryption course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Practical Encryption has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Practical Encryption course, but there is a $8 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $11.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Paul Mahon a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Paul Mahon has created 2 courses that got 40 reviews which are generally positive. Paul Mahon has taught 347 students and received a 4.7 average review out of 40 reviews. Depending on the information available, Paul Mahon is a TRUSTED instructor.
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IT Security professional and cybersecurity trainer/professor. I have been working in IT and IT security for over 20 years and have extensive experience in Windows, LInux, TCP/IP and pen testing.  I have worked professionally in System Engineering, Administration,  Business Continuity and Regulatory Compliance for Financial Services and other industries

Master of Science in Cyber Security and Internet Technology from Pace University (NY)

9.3

CourseMarks Score®

9.2

Freshness

9.4

Feedback

8.8

Content

Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 5m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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