Course : World of Spies: Keeping Secrets

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Programme Description

Course : World of Spies: Keeping Secrets

FutureLearn

Use logic and problem-solving skills to solve difficult puzzles

What does it take to be a spy? Strong critical thinking and communication skills, a firm grasp of logic, and a love of puzzles are all useful.

This course will help you develop those abilities while exploring the exciting world of espionage. You’ll learn about code-making and breaking, encryption, logical thinking and more as you find out whether you would make a good spy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to spying and the common United States agencies that collect intelligence
  • Reasons for encrypting information
  • Various ways information is encrypted
  • Using logical thinking and linguistic patterns to break encrypted messages without a key
  • How traditional decryption methods led to the modern day computer
  • Why protecting information is important
  • How information we provide in social media can compromise the safety of our personal information
  • The effectiveness of modern day encryption

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Investigate reasons for encrypting information.
  • Compare various methods for encrypting information.
  • Apply logical thinking, linguistic patterns, and historical enciphering methods to encipher and decipher messages.
  • Evaluate weaknesses of various encoding and enciphering methods.
  • Debate the necessity and effectiveness of protecting information.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated February 17, 2018
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Jan. 2019
Feb. 2019
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Part time
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Free
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United Kingdom - UK Online
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