A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s).
Network Surveying & Port Scanning
System Identification/OS Fingerprinting
Vulnerability Research & Verification
Internet Application Testing & Exploiting Vulnerabilities
Performing Legal Assessments on remote networks
Implementing the right tools for each task of the methodology
Examining appropriate countermeasures to thwart hacking
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.