13 de jan de 2020
Provides a comprehensive introduction to cryptographic history, current technology, best practices and known attacker techniques. A great deal of material is covered in a relatively compact program.
15 de dez de 2017
This course gives is perfect to start learning cryptography, explanations are detailed, topics carefully selected combining theory with real world examples and making emphasis in important details.
por Abhisek D•
19 de jan de 2022
This course is great for people who already have a grip on discrete math. For others it may seem fast paced and unintuitive. But if you put in the work to understand the mathematical concepts from the ground up, this course can get easier. The instructor could have emphasized more on the intuition behind the concepts rather than symbolic representation. Overall a good course on introductory cryptography
por Tim H•
6 de mar de 2018
A very good course. The pace is quite high and the material is challenging. I think to get the best out of it you need to spend considerably more time than the course suggests each week and I was not able to do this. However, I have come out of the course with a good understanding of the basic concepts of cryptography and my interest in the subject has been piqued sufficiently to want to find out more!
por Jon L•
29 de abr de 2021
The teacher is really an expert on the topic and I learned a lot from the course. The only criticism I'd offer is that some of the lectures make it hard to see the forest from the trees early on -- e.g., a lot of information might be provided early on in a lecture and the point is not really clear till the end. That said, I'm glad to have taken it and am considering taking the next part.
por Anatoliy K•
23 de jun de 2019
I really enjoyed this course! Symetric security was quite easy for me. But when it came to public key security I felt so lost because of all that deep math. Maybe it may have better and more detailed explanation, but maybe it just my problem with math (which I'm aware and aknowledge even without this course :D).But definitely worth time spent. Waiting for Cryptography II now.
por PLN R•
4 de jun de 2019
It would be really amazing if Dan tries to go lot more abstract in each video; and not explain the same concepts over and over again. I feel that it becomes particularly boring to keep hearing the recaps over and over again. In general, the course was a tough one for me! But the instructor, with his immense knowledge and great way of explaining things did create an impact!
por Lazaros M•
20 de nov de 2020
I found the course far too difficult to be honest, it requires a lot of reading time to finish the quizes, and I had trouble completing it. That of course can also be perceived as agood thing for students who want to specialize on the subject.
I wanted this course to learn some basics of encryption for my research, but I felt a bit swamped.
por Marius C•
27 de jul de 2020
Excellent course. One of the most difficult ones I followed on Coursera. It's a bit dry due to the amount of math in such a short time and because it lacks a bit on the practical side of things. The optional coding assignments are good but I would have preferred a more practical approach for the course as a whole.
por Veereswaran G•
13 de jul de 2020
This course really a best course for cryptography basics and intermediate level. Only negative thing is that real-time approach of how to use crypto-libraries not explained here. So if anyone want to implement the cryptography standards to their product/design, need to refer other sites.
por Julian E•
16 de fev de 2016
I liked the level commitment the programming problems demanded. It truly made you feel you had a deeper understanding of the subject after finishing them as opposed to just reading and answering multiple choice questions. Thanks for putting this together for the world to learn!
por Nikos K•
12 de out de 2019
Some of the questions in the quizzes were vague and hard to comprehend. Also the professor's hand writing on the notes doesn't help since it's messy and the marker quality is not that good either.
Apart from the above, a good intro course to crypto, thanks.
por Alain G D•
10 de mai de 2020
A very good presentation of the theory of cryptography algorithms, but I'm disappointed that Crypto II is not available for now: some important points such as SSL/TLS crypto protocols or eliptic curves are not described at all in Crypto I.
28 de nov de 2016
The course is really what I wanted: It covers theoretical and practical aspect of cryptography. The exercises are also very well designed, although, I found some of them quite difficult.
Overall, I would recommend this course to a friend.
por PRASHANT S•
4 de set de 2021
It was totally worthy for me for the amount of time I have invested in this course. Got to learn many aspects of Cryptography and also want to thank educator for giving his precious time to make me learn new concepts about Cryptography.
por Pablo G•
3 de abr de 2018
The course is very interesting and the topics are very well explained by the proffessor. I didn have a wide background about cryptography but still could learn a lot. Congrats!!. I would preffer more examples and not so much theory.
por Jerry C•
6 de abr de 2022
Great overview of cryptography! However I think it's a few years out of date (now in 2022), e.g. one code example is using Python 2 which is obsolete. It's quite math-heavy, which could be good or bad depending on what you like.
por Horacio G A•
30 de jun de 2017
The content of the course is excellent. Sometime the excercises are a bit confusing because the losse of information in the content. Also is a little quick but I found it excellent to be an introduction to Cryptography.
por Casper v G•
26 de set de 2018
Though the material is quite challenging, professor Boneh explains it quite clearly and at an easy pace in his lectures. I found it very interesting to learn more about encryption and how the current standards work.
8 de jun de 2020
I just want to say that this course is very good for people who know a lot of math and i mean it will be easy for them to grasp the course , so i strongly recommend to please explain concepts a little bit more .
por Nickolas F•
29 de set de 2017
An amazing course that provided me with important tools in cryptography. I hope I see more courses like this in the future and a special thank you to Professor Dan Boneh for teaching this course. Thank you.
por Md M H F•
19 de abr de 2021
A bit too hard actually, should be more focused on practical cryptography that teaches how to use cryptography in computer programming more efficiently, rather than theoretical cryptography.
por Dan D•
3 de jun de 2018
Really interesting and comprehensive course. Sometimes really important concepts were glossed over quickly which made it occasionally tricky to follow but then it is tricky subject matter!
por Ricardo d C C•
14 de out de 2018
It is really interesting and clarifying. It does require much attention to details and taking a lot of notes, however. It focuses on the theory, with practical examples. I sure liked it.
por Gabriel D O•
23 de ago de 2017
The lectures are very good. Easy to understand and keep on track. But the lecturer could enunciate better. But that is also not a huge issue since pausing and replaying is an option.
por Howard ( R•
11 de ago de 2017
Excellent material. As usual with computer science courses, some of the material could be presented a bit more clearly. But I am really happy to finally understand this material now.
por Marcos E K•
29 de abr de 2017
Great intro to a complex topic.
It could be improved by having the programming assignments be:
+ More related to actual cryptographic algorithms/libraries (only some are)