Introduction to Certificates and Keys


Course Description: This course will be delivered electronically in a self-paced environment. You will receive access to download the student materials, lab manual, and supporting materials. The course will feature video, audio, and slide-based content. It will cover all of the same topics and lessons as our in-person courses. Featuring instructional video content plus 4 hands-on labs.

Digital Certificates and the Public Key Infrastructures that issue them are critical prerequisites in providing a means of securing data and communications. This course is a first step in demystifying certificates and keys and how they can be leveraged. There is a strong emphasis on security, best practices, and hands-on skills labs.

Once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to the course material for 90 days to complete at your own pace. Corporate subscriptions are not time-limited.

Target Audience: This course is recommended for anyone using, managing, or deploying digital certificates and the public and private keys associated with them, regardless of what certificate service providers are used.

What Students are Saying

"The class was very informative and the labs especially useful. I have strongly recommended the class to others."

Manish Patel

Principal Professional Services Consultant, Gemalto

“I definitely walked away feeling empowered with knowledge.” 

Mike Gantert

Senior Information Security Analyst, Country Financial Security Services

“One of the best trainings I ever attended!”

Jim Bjurefeldt

Technical Specialist, Verisec

“The course was excellent and I enjoyed learning a lot from your class.”

Raj Nagalingam

CISSP, Partner Solution Architect, LinkedIn

About the Instructor

The PKI Guy PKI Solutions

Mark B. Cooper, president and founder of PKI Solutions, has deep knowledge and experience in all things Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), including Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) and PKI design and implementation. Mark has custom developed the PKI training courses and has led hundreds of PKI trainings around the world. Mark is known as “The PKI Guy” since his early days at Microsoft, where he was a senior engineer designing, implementing, and supporting ADCS environments for Microsoft’s largest customers.

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