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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Cryptography

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Cryptography

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Protecting your information at rest, in transit, and in use is your top priority. In this course, you will explore various cryptographic concepts. This course will help prepare you for the SY0-501 Security+ exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Cryptography

  • start the course
  • identify the role cryptography plays in maintaining CIA
  • identify the purpose of a cipher
  • identify the properties of a secure cipher
  • describe the function of block ciphers
  • describe the function of stream ciphers
  • describe the purpose of a cryptographic key
  • recognize the various ways to exchange cryptographic keys
  • describe the purpose of encryption
  • describe symmetric algorithms
  • identify various symmetric algorithms
  • describe asymmetric algorithms
  • identify various asymmetric algorithms
  • describe hashing
  • identify various hashing functions
  • describe data integrity
  • describe authentication
  • describe the purpose of digital signatures
  • describe the purpose of key stretching
  • identify additional security considerations such as steganography, obscurity, and weak algorithms
  • identify various cryptographic features and services
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