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The main idea of this course is to introduce IT professionals to the concept of digital certificates and how they can be useful in a business environment. Certifications are becoming more popular as an effective method of conveying a message in a professional environment. Managing digital certificates is important because in many cases a business manager or a policy maker will be asked to make a decision regarding a company's credibility. This course provides knowledge on how a digital certificate can be created and managed.The first part of the Managing Digital Certificates tutorial explains how digital signatures and digital certificates work. It then goes on to describe how these tools can be combined with various expirations and renewals in order to create and maintain a trustworthy and secure system. The information describing how digital signatures and expirations are created and managed is then given.Next, startups covers some methods of managing digital certificates based on human error. One of the methods includes placing the seal on the document manually. Another involves using a computer or a notary service to verify the signature instead of placing it yourself. However, both these methods require more time and the extra effort is not always worth it. Therefore, it is recommended that business managers choose automated methods of creating and managing digital certificates.The third section of the tutorial covers the topic of lifecycle management. Lifecycle management refers to the process of evaluating the validity of digital signatures and expirations before they are valid. In order to achieve maximum benefit from lifecycle management it is important to develop and implement an effective process that is able to detect, assess and eliminate invalidation issues. The four methods of lifecycle management mentioned in this section are designed to help with this process.The fourth section covers the topic of managing digital certificates based on iot initiatives. Certificate technology is rapidly advancing. This means that there are new ways of generating digital certificates for websites as well as for different purposes. A number of certificate providers have introduced iot initiatives over the past few years. This has made managing digital certificates considerably easier.The fifth section covers the issue of managing digital certificates using an encryption key. An encryption key is a secret piece of information that is required to produce a digital certificate. There are various benefits associated with the use of an encryption key. However, it is important to consider whether an encryption key is right for a particular certificate management process.The sixth and final part of the tutorial focuses on choosing the right management service for your organization. In this final part of the tutorial it details the different options that are available to organizations when it comes to choosing an SSL Certificate Lifecycle Provider. It also examines different methods of managing lifecycle. The process of choosing an SSL Certificate Lifecycle Provider can be complex and time consuming. However, it is important to take a look at the different methods of lifecycle and choose the option that works best for your organization. startups is the final part in the Six Sigma Certification Tutorial. In this final part we examine a very simple way of keeping track of your SSL certificates. Specifically we examine how to create spreadsheets and how to update spreadsheets. Managing certificates is more complex than it may seem at first glance. However, once you start to understand how SSL Certificates work it will become easier to manage certificates.This module provides an overview of certificate discovery, update and management. A certificate discovery is the first step in the lifecycle process. startups is automated by a number of web based tools and requires the administrator to enter a list of websites which must be scanned for security risks. startups is considered safe if it does not contain harmful code or if it has a secure homepage. After entering the list of websites certificates will be scanned and a report will be emailed to the administrator.After certificate discovery the process of updating can begin. This process is automated by the use of web based automation tools which allow updates to be automatically applied. Once the updates have been applied the user will be required to login and see the changes which have been made. This process is very simple, however manual processes are better implemented than automatic ones as mistakes can be made.The final component of this module focuses on certificate management. Certificate management tools automate the entire process of keeping track of certificates and monitor the distribution of digital certificates throughout the network. This process is highly important as any certificate which is not properly monitored can result in security problems. This module also requires configuration of servers in order to access the certificate authority resource. The management of certificates should be considered as an important part of network security.