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Get Certified as an Ethical Hacker


Cybercrime is multi-billion dollar illegal industry worldwide. Hackers penetrate secure systems that compromise national security and sensitive data which is jeopardizing public confidence in corporate, government, and global systems.  

Organizations are faced with the challenge of keeping up with the latest hack-prevention strategies to protect their systems from cyber-attacks.

This course provides students with the latest commercial-grade hacking tools and tactics ethical hackers and information security experts require to lawfully hack business systems.

This unique and comprehensive course is attack-based and vendor neutral. Students will learn to think and act like hackers while applying techniques used by hackers. This course explores vulnerabilities in both hardware and software featuring content from diverse platforms and technologies. This course will prepare students for the Ethical Hacking Certification from EC-Council.

Course Highlights:

  • Scanning Networks and Enumeration
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • System Hacking
  • Malware Threats
  • Sniffing
  • Social Engineering
  • Denial-of-Service

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess the current security protocols for popular operating environments
  • Analyze preventive, corrective and protective countermeasures to safeguard systems against malicious attack
  • Identify and crack multiple types of passwords, and effectively counter password attacks
  • Apply the terminology, stages, classes, phases and methodologies of ethical hacking
  • Describe cryptography & encryption techniques, and private/public key infrastructure
  • Discuss common cyber attacks

Lab Fee: Students must purchase a uCertify license in order to access uCertify materials for this course. Student's uCertify licenses are valid for 4 months.

MyCAA Scholarship Qualification

Eligible students may qualify to use My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) for this course. MyCAA is a workforce development program that provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses.
Click here to apply to the MyCAA scholarship.

Course Typically Offered: Online in every quarter.

Prerequisite: A BS in Computer Science, equivalent knowledge and experience, or the course CSE-41363 Cybersecurity Fundamentals.

Next Step: After completing this course, consider earning your certificate as a Certified Ethical Hacker from EC-Council. To continue learning consider taking CSE-41361 Governance of Enterprise IT or CSE-41359 Information Security Management.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: CSE-41362
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)

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