Security Engineering

Price: $79.00

Total CPEs (WA): 4 (Technical: 4 | Non-Technical: 0)
Total PDUs/Contact Hours: 5
  • Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 2
  • Technical PM PDUs: 3
CEUs: .5

Access Time: 30 Days


This course contains an introduction to the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering. It examines the role of encryption in information security and considers common encryption methods. In addition, the course discusses ciphers, their substitutes, and how they work. Public key infrastructure and management is also covered.

The content in this course aligns with Domain Three in the CISSP exam, offered by (ISC)2. However, the course can be taken as a stand-alone without the intention of sitting for the exam.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand how cryptography works and its role in information security
  • Compare and contrast different ciphers and explain how they work
  • Create substitution ciphers and encode and decode cleartext and ciphertext
  • Discuss how encryption enables secure transmission of sensitive data
  • Explain and compare symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
  • Describe the role of public key infrastructure and key management

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Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.