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PKI Standards - Exercise

Public key infrastructure (PKI) Standards and Trust

Assess Certificate Authorities

Objective: Assess the features of two certificate authorities.

Exercise scoring

An On Your Own exercise is a good way to practice the skills you have learned in this module. This is optional hands-on exercise that you can do if you have access to the optional hardware and software for this course. There is no score for completing this exercise.


Go to Research VeriSign's pages. Verify the information already provided to you in this module. Study the general quality of the site.
Now, go to View the pages. Notice the general quality of the site.
Answer the following questions:
  1. Which site you would choose as a CA?
  2. Which site instills the most confidence in you?
  3. Which of the sites is most clearly directed at an international market? Why?
When you have completed this exercise, click the Submit button .