Certified Ethical Hacker

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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About Certified Ethical Hacker

This class will immerse students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure their own systems. The intensive lab environment gives students in-depth knowledge and practical experience with current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then scan and attack their own networks. (No real networks are harmed!) Students will then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also study intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. This course will prepare students for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

Topics Covered In Course

  • Exploring ethics and legal issues
  • Understanding footprinting
  • Using scanning
  • Performing enumeration
  • Carrying out system hacking
  • Identifying Trojans and backdoors
  • Applying sniffers
  • Examining denial of service
  • Implementing social engineering
  • Partaking in session hijacking
  • Hacking web servers
  • Checking web application vulnerabilities
  • Utilizing web-based password cracking techniques
  • Administering SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Comprehending viruses and worms
  • Scrutinizing physical security
  • Hacking Linux
  • Identifying IDS, firewalls and honeypots
  • Controlling buffer overflows
  • Embracing cryptography
  • Probing penetration testing methodologies


Completion of Network Security is strongly recommended. Students, who have successfully completed the current CompTIA Security+ Certification process within the last 12 months or, upon approval of CIAT admissions, have at least 24 months of professional experience in network security, may proceed directly to this course.

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