Key Management

Key Management

Learn why Key Management forms the basis of all data security.

Blockchains use asymmetric cryptography to ensure the authenticity and integrity of transactions stored on the distributed ledger. An attacker with access to the private key of a blockchain account can steal cryptocurrency and interact with smart contracts on its behalf. Enroll in this course to learn best practices for managing blockchain account keys.

Questions We’ll Explore

  • What are the benefits of asymmetric cryptography?
  • How do blockchain and public key cryptography work?
  • Do ‘cold’ and ‘hot’ wallets differ?
  • Whare are key generation best practices?
  • Why is private key security important?
  • How does private key security fail?
  • How are exchanges and online wallets both a benefit and risk?

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 10 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 5 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 5 Hours
  • Tuition: $395
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation 1 HoursLive Online Instructor Led
Key Management5 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA - Weekly5 Hours Live Online Instructor Led

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

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Key Management Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:
Understand the underlying theory behind public key cryptography

Explore applications of asymmetric cryptography in blockchain

Compare the various methods of private key generation

Contrast various private key storage methodologies

Articulate common cryptographic key management mistakes

Certificate of Completion


No prior blockchain or computer programming experience required.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about keys or digital wallets.

Sample Course Content

Module 1: Key Management Overview

  • M1-Lesson-1: Introduction to Key Management
  • M1-Lesson-2: Public Key Cryptography

Module 2: Key Generation

  • M2: Key Generation

Module 3: Key Management and Storage

  • M3: Key Management and Storage

Module 4: Risks

  • M4-Lesson-1: Risks of Poor Private Key Security
  • M4-Lesson-2: Third-Party Key Storage

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Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Instructor Led Online
  • Tuition: $395
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 10 Total Hours
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  • Student Orientation
  • Weekly LIVE Instructor AMAs

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