Certificate of Achievement

James Stamp

has completed the following course:

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

Raspberry Pi Foundation and National Centre for Computing Education

This course on encryption covered a range of different encryption methods, including the Caesar and Vigenère Ciphers, as well as modern symmetric and asymmetric encryption. Learners looked at the advantages and disadvantages of different encryption algorithms.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Educators

Dr Sue Sentance

Chief Learning Officer

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the general process of encryption and decryption
  • Apply a Caesar Cipher and a Vigenère Cipher
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different encryption algorithms
  • Compare symmetric and asymmetric encryption
  • Demonstrate methods of breaking simple encryption schemes
  • Describe how encryption is used in the modern world, and some of the possible ethical implications of this

Syllabus

  • A brief look at the history of encryption
  • The encryption and decryption process, and the importance of keys
  • The Caesar and Vigenère Ciphers
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption schemes
  • Public key encryption in the real world
  • An introduction to quantum cryptography

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Issued on 31st March 2021

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Free online course:

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

Raspberry Pi Foundation