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Definitive OpenSSL for engineers

A 2 day
training course

Definitive OpenSSL for engineers training course description

A hands on course covering OpenSSL. The course focusses on the use of OpenSSL from the command line as opposed to using its extensive libraries. Certificate authorities are configured along with key generation, HTTPS and a SSL VPN.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe OpenSSL.
  • Use OpenSSL.
  • Describe and implement:
  • Explain how the various technologies involved in an OpenSSL work.

Definitive OpenSSL for engineers training course details

Who will benefit:
Network personnel.
IP security foundation for engineers
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall rating:

Customer review

"Good content, good lecture, good venue. "
S. C. QuinetiQ
"Course was a real eye-opener to some of the barriers we encounter. "
T. E. FP Mailing

Definitive OpenSSL for engineers training course contents

What is OpenSSL?
What is SSL? SSL versions, TLS, TLS negotiation, TLS authentication, What is OpenSSL, Command line tool, SSL library. OpenSSH, OpenVPN.
Hands on: TLS packet analysis.

Getting started with OpenSSL
Downloading, source code, packages, installing, versions, configuration, openssl command. Cipher suite selection.
Hands on: Encrypting a file with openssl.

Public and private keys
Algorithms, creating keys, public keys, private keys, encrypting the private key.
Hand on: Encrypting a file with keys.

Digital signatures
Creating signatures, checking validity of signatures, Self signing SSL certificates. Viewing certificates. Certificate files. Converting between formats.
Hands on Securing a web server with HTTPS.

Simple PKI with OpenSSL
Root CA, signing CA, configuration files, Certificate signing requests. Email certificates, TLS server certificates.
Hands on: Implementing a simple PKI with OpenSSL.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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