National CAE Designated Institution
  • Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course introduces students to penetration testing, network vulnerabilities, and hacking. Topics include an overview of traditional network security, system hardening, and known weaknesses. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate weaknesses of traditional and wireless network for the purpose of incident response, reconstruction, and forensic investigation.

Learning Objectives


  • Understand an introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Understand the technical foundations of hacking
  • Understand footprinting and scanning
  • Understand enumeration and system hacking
  • Understand sniffers, session hijacking, and denial of service
  • Understand web server hacking, web applications, and database attacks.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management