[CBT Nuggets] Fundamental Cryptography Explained


This intermediate Fundamental Cryptography Explained training prepares learners to think about keeping information secure as it tries to get from one end of the internet to the other, using the science of cryptography.

Throughout human history, keeping secret information secret has been at the heart of the most important political movements, battlefield moments and historical events. Now that we live in the era of data, it’s more important than ever to understand how to pass information back and forth between people who can feel perfectly safe that their words are invisible to anyone snooping or spying on them.

This course explains cryptography, the math and science that makes it possible to keep secrets in the day and age of hackers and identity theft.

After finishing this CompTIA training, you’ll know how to think about keeping information secure as it tries to get from one end of the internet to the other, using the science of cryptography.

For anyone with network technicians on their team, this CompTIA training can be used to onboard new network technicians, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a CompTIA reference resource.

Fundamental Cryptography Explained: What You Need to Know

This Fundamental Cryptography Explained training has videos that cover topics such as:

– The history and context of cryptography throughout human history
– The ways that computers made huge advances in cryptography
– Writing algorithms that make it possible to keep secrets secret

Who Should Take Fundamental Cryptography Explained Training?

This Fundamental Cryptography Explained training is considered foundational-level CompTIA training, which means it was designed for network technicians. This cybersecurity skills course is designed for network technicians with three to five years of experience with encryption best practices.

New or aspiring network technicians. If you want to work in IT, especially if you want to eventually land a job working with digital networks, you should take this course and learn cryptography from the very start. Maybe you’ll work in cybersecurity some day, but more importantly, you’ll understand cryptography – one of the most basic parts of digital network security – and how it works at a fundamental level.

Experienced network technicians. If you’ve been working as a network technician for several years, this course can help you understand what’s happening in your network security devices every day. Understanding cryptography helps you see more clearly the threats that firewalls and other network security steps are trying to prevent and how you can be a part of keeping data safe.


Bob Salmans – Nugget trainer since 2020

“I love seeing and helping people advance through life. It’s my small part in contributing to the advancement of the security community.”

Bob got his start in IT after enlisting in the United States Navy and being assigned to a network engineer role. He brings seven years of IT training experience to CBT Nuggets along with over 20 years of IT experience. Bob was a security team lead for a managed services provider before joining CBTN. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and metal and woodworking.

General Info:

Author(s): Bob Salmans
Language: English
Released: 2023
Videos Duration: 2h

Size: 655 MB

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