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System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Public Key Infrastructure

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Public Key Infrastructure


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Overview/Description

This 13-video course explores the PKI (public key infrastructure) certificate, its lifecycle, and how to use it to secure IT solutions, while preparing learners for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam. You will learn about the numerous CAs (certificate authorities), a hierarchy of digital security certificates, where unique public and private key pairs are issued for each certificate. Learners will explore public and private CAs, including the Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services, then examine the PKI hierarchy, where certificates are issued and managed by a certificate authority. This course demonstrates how to set up a private certificate authority within your own organization. You will learn to use Linux to create a PKI Certificate Authority, and about the tools available in Linux. This course examines how the CAs digitally sign issued certificates using its private key, and how the signature is used to establish trust. Finally, you will learn several ways to store a PKI certificate, for example, on a smart card, or in a file.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.9

Lesson Objectives

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Public Key Infrastructure

  • Course Overview
  • map PKI benefits to IT security needs
  • describe the PKI hierarchy and its benefits
  • use Windows to create a private CA
  • use OpenSSL to create a private CA
  • describe how PKI uses a trust hierarchy for solutions such as PGP and GPG
  • describe the certificate lifecycle including key escrow, rotation, revocation, and the contents of PKI certificates
  • make changes to a certificate template
  • use Windows to issue a PKI certificate
  • use OpenSSL to issue a PKI certificate
  • use Windows to render a PKI certificate unusable
  • use OpenSSL to render a PKI certificate unusable
  • use various facets of PKI to secure data
  • Course Number:
    it_spsscpdj_05_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate