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

(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Apply laws and regulations relevant to computer systems in order to practice ethical hacking
  • Analyze and examine different methods for penetrating and/or attacking networks
  • Assess system vulnerability and exposure to develop an overall organizational security posture
  • Conduct penetration testing to measure overall security posture

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 Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Systems Analysis