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G425
Introduction to Digital Signatures - Part One

Daryl S. Banks, PSM

By the completion of this course, the student will be able to electronically sign any CAD file with his or her own Digital ID, and establish a drawing delivery policy at their company. Furthermore, the student will learn how to purchase, install, and sign electronic documents such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, and most importantly CAD drawing files. The goal is to understand and meet government recommended guidelines for distributing electronic documents provided by intuitions like National Institutes of Standards and Testing (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) along with the Nationally recognized standards as it applies to Digital Signatures.

Digital Signatures provide the following benefits:

  • Recipients of digitally signed drawings can be sure that the organizations or individuals who sent the drawings are trustworthy.
  • A Digital Signature guarantees that a drawing's content and properties have not changed since the drawing was digitally signed.
  • With a third-party Digital ID, a signed file cannot be rejected as invalid. The signer of a file cannot reject the file later by claiming the signature was copied.


  • This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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    NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

    AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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