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Cybersecurity Lab with Encryption and Steganography

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13 - 19 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
Skill Level
Python, PyCharm
Virtual Tech Academies | Two-week
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Cybersecurity Lab with Encryption and Steganography

In our globally connected and tech-driven world, the demand for knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. This course introduces cryptographic elements and obfuscation of information via complex puzzles and ciphers. See how encryption turns numbers, text, images, and sounds into a scrambled stream—and puts them all back together again. Then take a look into modern cybersecurity to see how these time-proven methods are still protecting information in the digital age.

After you've received your security clearance, learn how information can be hidden and stored in digital mediums like pictures, music, and videos. Dive into hashing algorithms like SHA and RSA, use Linux, and discover the aspects of cryptography, security, and encryption needed to speak this new language. Set out on your professional journey into this growing field.

Online Course Requirements:
-Mac or Windows PC only
-Python and PyCharm
-Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing
Prerequisite: Please see course description.
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In this course, you will:

  • Use Python to encrypt and decrypt messages
  • Utilize multiple encryption methods
  • Develop security and analytical skills
  • Hack hardware devices and solve cryptographic puzzles

Your tuition includes:

  • iD Certified Instructor
  • 20 hours of direct instruction, plus 20 hours of self-paced project development
  • iD Small Class Guarantee™ (Max 5 students)
  • Official iD course transcript
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