Encryption & PKI Practitioner Course

3-day Introduction course Encryption

Learn the basics of encryption in three days


Cryptographic protocols such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) are used frequently. In this introductory course, you will learn about various cryptographic techniques and how to apply them.


As a security professional you will certainly come across encryption protocols, such as VPN and SSL. If your organisation uses, or plans to use, mobile devices, network encryption is especially important. In this course, you will learn what encryption is, and how the various techniques can best be used. You will be able to talk to network specialists about encryption technologies and advise your organisation on the best use of those technologies. The Encryption and PKI Practitioner course clearly explains encryption and focuses on the practical application of encryption, without going too deeply into the mathematics or the technical details.


Target audience

This course is aimed at those who are or expect to be involved in implementing or using encryption, and those who are willing to learn more about network technologies.


Required knowledge

There is no prior knowledge required to attend this course.


Exam, course material and certification

You will take no exam at the end of this course. Upon completion of the Encryption and PKI Practitioner course, you will receive a certificate of participation from The Security Academy. The course includes the Security Academy courseware.



  • Module 1 - Encryption
    • Symmetric and A-symmetric Encryption
    • VPN
    • SSL
    • Hashes
    • Digital Signing
  • Module 2 - PKI
    • Public Key Infrastructure (organisation)
    • Public Key Infrastructure (technical)
    • Public Key Infrastructure (pitfalls)
  • Module 3 - Encryption & PKI Application
    • Blockcyphers
    • Streamcyphers
    • Pretty Good Privacy
    • X.509 certificaten
    • S/MIME
    • Smartcard
  • Features

    • 3-day course
    • Course is available as Classroom or Virtual Classroom training
    • Security Academy course material will be provided through the Security Academy's Student Portal where you will find the course slides and plenty of additional courseware
    • Study load
      Contact hours: 21 hours (three days of 8 hours minus breaks)
      Self-study: 10 hours spread over the entire course
    • You will receive a voucher entitling you or a colleague to a 10% discount on all subsequent courses

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