Cryptography Decoded
Mini MasterClass

Completely free class covering the fundamentals of cryptography for the CISSP exam!

FREE Cryptography Mini MasterClass

  • 3-part class covering the fundamental cryptography concepts you need to know for the CISSP exam
  • Deeper dives into Asymmetric cryptography and Digital Signatures
  • Practice test with additional study material included
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Here is what you learn and how the
Mini MasterClass guides your studies

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In Class 1, you will learn:

  • 5 Services of Cryptography:
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Authenticity
  • Non-repudiation
  • Access Control
  • Cryptosystem
  • Plaintext
  • Encryption
  • Decryption
  • Cyphertext
  • Cryptovariable
  • Key Clustering
  • Work Factor
  • Initialization Vector / Nonce
  • Confusion
  • Diffusion
  • Avalanche
  • Substitution
  • Transposition
  • Rail Fence (zigzag) Cipher
  • Symmetric vs. Asymmetric
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Out-of-band Key Distribution

After Class 1, you will take a Knowledge Assessment which tests your understanding of the critical concepts covered.

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Now the important part: reviewing your assessment results and learning more where needed!

Look at each question marked as “Incorrect” or “Don’t know”.

Associated with each question are in-depth study materials that teach you more about the underlying topics / concepts:

  • A brief explanation covering the logic behind the question
  • In-depth MasterClass video by expert instructors Rob & John
  • Detailed / in-depth written explanation
  • Associated terms & definitions
  • MindMap video to visually review
  • References to further reading
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In Class 2, you will learn:

  • Symmetric Cryptography Recap
  • Mathematical MAGIC Key Pair
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Hybrid Cryptography
  • Hard Math Problems
  • Hashing Functions
  • Using Hashing to Verify Integrity
  • How to use hashes to verify integrity
  • Major issues with this approach
  • Symmetric Cryptography Recap

After Class 2, you take a Practice Test which evaluates your understanding of the critical concepts covered, and your ability to answer the types of questions you will see on the real CISSP exam.

Now, the important part: reviewing your practice test results and learning more where needed!

Look at each question marked as “Incorrect”.

Associated with each question are in-depth study materials that teach you more about the underlying topics / concepts:

  • A brief explanation covering the logic behind the question
  • In-depth MasterClass video by expert instructors Rob & John
  • Detailed / in-depth written explanation
  • Associated terms & definitions
  • MindMap video to visually review
  • References to further reading
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In Class 3, you will learn:

  • Overview of Digital Signatures
  • Services Provided by Digital Signatures
  • Creating Digital Signatures
  • Using Digital Signatures to Verify Integrity & Authenticity
  • How & why Digital Signatures can replace simply hashing
  • How authenticity is achieved
  • How integrity is achieved
  • Non-repudation
  • Digital Signatures & Man-in-the-middle Attacks
  • In-depth explanation on how digital signatures solve the problems associated with simply hashing
  • Digital Certificates Intro
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Exam pass date: April 8, 2024

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John Berti

Co-founder & Master Instructor


John  is the other major driving force behind the success of the Destination Certification CISSP program. With over 25 years in the field, a wealth of global experience, and an exceptional ability to make complex topics simple, John brings the CISSP concepts to life through out of the box teaching approaches which lead to our industry-high exam success rates.

John is one of Canada’s leading Information Security professionals with outstanding credentials:

  • Over 25 years of Cyber Risk and Security experience in the industry.
  • 20 years of practical involvement, experience with, and providing advice to (ISC)2.
  • Co-authored the best-selling CISSP exam preparation guide, ‘Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam.’
  • Relevant involvement in helping (ISC)2 develop materials for the official CISSP curriculum, and sample CISSP exam questions.

John has facilitated hundreds of classes worldwide and quite literally wrote the first official book on CISSP exam preparation.

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Rob Witcher

Co-founder & Master Instructor

MCSE:Security, PMP

Rob  is one of the driving forces behind the success of the Destination Certification CISSP program. He is technical wizard directing the creation of the integrated intelligent learning system.

Rob has over 20 years of intense security, privacy, and cloud assurance experience, including:

  • Guided multiple companies in responding to and recovering from (global headline level) security & privacy breaches
  • Lead PCI readiness engagements, SOC2 audits, cloud assessments & security maturity reviews
  • Managed the development of multi-year security strategies & enterprise-wide privacy operating models
  • Acted as the CIO of a global mining company

Rob has delivered hundreds of CCSP, CISSP, and ISACA classes globally over the last 10 years.

Rob is a dedicated and creative instructor who is deeply invested in the success of our students. He brings an entertaining delivery style that is grounded in years of experience and a deep understanding of what is required for success on the CISSP & CCSP exams.