Students will explore an introduction to the hacking methodology and network penetration testing using industry-recognized tools. This course is an introduction to the ethical and legal issues pertaining to network and computer security testing. Hands-on assignments will be used to help students develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals, including demonstration of tools that can be used to gain information about a computer network, web applications, and databases. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations.
- Explain the hacking methodology and tools used to gain unauthorized access to computer or networked system.
- Provide demonstrations to help students understand how to analyze and assess a computer or networked system to find vulnerabilities.
- Explain ethical issues, laws, policies, and regulations related to appropriate computer use and network testing for security professionals.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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