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.
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.
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.