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Cryptography in coursera

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by jazzc, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The cryptography class from Stanford on coursera.org has started today and I 'm sure quite a few BHWers are there.

    I 'm posting this to let you know that if you need any help in the conceptual part (especially in discrete math :)), ask away and I 'll try to explain the best that I can (assuming I know of course :p).

    From the looks of the first week, it seems like it 's going to be a very nice class. :cool:
     
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  2. amazonian raider

    amazonian raider Junior Member

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    I'd heard of Coursera before and had forgotten about it. I think I might give this class a shot, because it sounds interesting... but I've got no experience with discrete math.
     
  3. ionutcib

    ionutcib Junior Member

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    I am interested in these courses. I haven't found the price for them(or are they free?)...also I want to know if I receive a diploma at the end.
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They are free.

    In that course, you get a letter of completion if you score over 70% - not a diploma, which makes sense, since Stanford costs around $40.000 per year in tuition fees and you get this one for free :). But imho, one should be interested more in the actual knowledge than the certifications.
     
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    ionutcib Junior Member

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    Yes, I agree. I like the course and I have enrolled in it.
     
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    amazonian raider Junior Member

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    I'm enjoying the class so far. It definitely stretches beyond anything I've got experience in... but then that's the point. I have a few more videos for the first week. Will probably finish those today.

    I'm also planning to do the class titled "Algorithms: Design and Analysis" but I haven't started that one yet.
     
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