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Purdue University

World of Spies: Keeping Secrets

Purdue University via FutureLearn

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Have you got what it takes to become a spy?

The key attributes of a good spy include strong critical thinking and communication skills, logical thinking skills, and a love of codebreaking puzzles.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes?

On this spy training course, you’ll develop key spy skills, while learning about the fascinating world of espionage.

You’ll learn about code-making and complete codebreaking puzzles.

As you build your skills in logical thinking, you’ll find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a good spy.

You’ll also find out about real-life intelligence agencies, and discover how they use data encryption to protect secrets.

This course has been specially designed for school students aged 13 and over who enjoy puzzles and are looking to improve their logic skills or find out more about espionage.


Taught by

Sheree Buikema


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  • Anonymous
    its great my code ne is R0$@m@ and my sister's code name is R0q!u
    and my best friends code name is Alsi
    mgggxsxhgcfdngyhudjhcgxydujiskjznxhbgfcdtgyshujaznhbsgxfdctysuhjazhbsxgdsywhaqjkb is a made up word lol

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