Exam Objective:

Module 01: Introduction and History of Cryptography

Module 02: Symmetric Cryptography & Hashes

Module 03: Number Theory and Asymmetric Cryptography

Module 04: Applications of Cryptography

Module 05: Cryptanalysis

Detailed Syllabus:

Module 01: Introduction and History of Cryptography

What is Cryptography?
History of Cryptography
Mono-Alphabet Substitution
Multi-Alphabet Substitution
Homophonic Substitution
Null Ciphers
Book Ciphers
Rail Fence Ciphers
The Enigma Machine
CrypTool

Module 02: Symmetric Cryptography & Hashes

Symmetric Cryptography
Information Theory
Kerckhoffs’s Principle
Substitution
Transposition
Binary Math
Block Cipher vs. Stream Cipher
Symmetric Block Cipher Algorithms
Symmetric Algorithm Methods
Symmetric Stream Ciphers
Hash Function
CryptoBench

Module 03: Number Theory and Asymmetric Cryptography

Asymmetric Encryption
Basic Number Facts
Birthday Theorem
Random Number Generator
Diffie-Hellman
Rivest Shamir Adleman (RSA)
Menezes–Qu–Vanstone
Digital Signature Algorithm
Elliptic Curve
Elgamal
CrypTool

Module 04: Applications of Cryptography

FIPS Standards
Digital Signatures
What is a Digital Certificate?
Certificate Authority (CA)
Registration Authority (RA)
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Digital Certificate Terminology
Server-based Certificate Validation Protocol
Digital Certificate Management
Trust Models
Certificates and Web Servers
Microsoft Certificate Services
Windows Certificates: certmgr.msc
Authentication
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
Wi-Fi Encryption
SSL
TLS
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Encrypting Files
BitLocker
Disk Encryption Software: VeraCrypt
Common Cryptography Mistakes
Steganography
Steganalysis
Steganography Detection Tools
National Security Agency and Cryptography
Unbreakable Encryption

Module 05: Cryptanalysis

Breaking Ciphers
Cryptanalysis
Frequency Analysis
Kasiski
Cracking Modern Cryptography
Linear Cryptanalysis
Differential Cryptanalysis
Integral Cryptanalysis
Cryptanalysis Resources
Cryptanalysis Success
Rainbow Tables
Password Cracking
Tools

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