CISSP: Cryptography (replaced by course sp_cssp_a04_it_enus)

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To recognize how different cryptographic technologies are used to provide confidentiality, integrity, and authentication for data being transferred across untrusted networks; to prepare candidates for one of the ten knowledge domains assessed in (ISC)2’s CISSP certification exam

Target Audience

Mid-level and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers


A minimum of four years of professional experience in the information security field or three years plus a college degree

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

CISSP: Cryptography (replaced by course sp_cssp_a04_it_enus)

  • define key cryptographic terms and distinguish between types of symmetric key algorithms.
  • distinguish between types of asymmetric algorithms.
  • determine the appropriate cryptography implementation for a given scenario.
  • distinguish between types of cipher and identify different categories of cryptanalytic attack.
  • distinguish between the various algorithms used for message authentication.
  • determine the appropriate hashing algorithm to use in a given scenario.
  • recognize how certificate authorities (CAs), digital signatures, and the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) are used to provide confidentiality, integrity, and authentication.