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What does an Ethical Hacker do?
Penetration Testers or Pentesters (also known as Ethical Hackers) proactively test for security gaps and weaknesses within organizations of all sizes across all industries. As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and even more lucrative for those who possess these skills.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Ethical Hacker will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years
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Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support
Professors - scheduled office hours
1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career
Access to Career Services Dept.
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Typically videos & presentations
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Ethical Hacker (PenTest+)
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that roles requiring penetration testing will be within the fastest-growing job category, with 28% overall growth by 2026. The overall penetration testing market is estimated to grow 23.7% by 2021.
Our PenTest Training Program includes three courses: Customer Service Professional, CompTIA PenTest+ and Microsoft Office Series I.
You’ll often be required to interact with customers, clients and coworkers so customer service is a priority. The Fundamentals of Customer Service course, aligned with standards set forth by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), is designed to be transferable to any position, across virtually any industry. Successfully completing this course will lead to a Customer Service Certified (CSC) credential.
You are also provided with training that covers Microsoft Word and Excel. These courses provide strong word processing and spreadsheet skills that are valuable to business and IT professionals across all industries. According to Burning Glass data, Microsoft Word and Excel are in the top 5 Baseline Skills required by employers for all IT candidates.
The Ethical Hacker (CompTIA PenTest+) certification program focuses on developing the following 5 primary skills including, Planning and Scoping, Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification, Attacks & Exploits, Penetration Testing Tools and Reporting & Communication. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to demonstrate the hands-on ability to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.
The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is an intermediate-level vendor-neutral certification that validates your knowledge and ability to plan/scope an assessment, understand the legal/compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning/penetration test and analyze/report on their findings. This certification was released in July 2018 by CompTIA. The exam is focused on the technical, hands-on details of the cybersecurity field, including how to emulate a cyber threat, infiltrate a secure network architecture and conduct a penetration test against your organizational networks (with permission, of course).
Common job titles for graduates of the Ethical Hacker (PenTest+) certification program include Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Tester, Security Analyst (II), Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Network Security Operations, Application Security Vulnerability and more!
Conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
Perform a vulnerability scan and analyze scan results
Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities, application-based vulnerabilities and local host vulnerabilities
Analyze tool output or data related to a penetration test
Recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems
Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
Determine the resiliency of networks against attacks
Customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings
Communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
CompTIA Security+, Network+, or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience
Expert-led video based training
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Customer Service Professional I
This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
Microsoft Office Series I
This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.
Create professional quality documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
Prepare, edit and proof documents in Microsoft Word
Enhance Microsoft Word documents with lists, tables and graphics
Organize data and perform calculations using Microsoft Excel
Analyze information in Microsoft Excel using filters, tables and pivot tables
The CompTIA PenTest+ course will provide students with the fundamental skills and concepts surrounding penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and vulnerability management on a variety of systems and devices. Students learn to perform security assessments on desktops and mobile devices as well as cloud, loT, industrial and embedded systems. The PenTest+ course covers the tools students will need to scan networks, crack passwords, analyze and intercept traffic, discover code vulnerabilities, and compromise resources.
By working in a virtual environment, students practice their pentesting skills using tools such as Oracle VM manager, Kali Linux, Metasploitable, and DVWA. Students will identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities and be trained to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations and policies conform with current best practices. Students will be prepared to attempt the CompTIA PenTest+ exam, which focuses on offensive penetration testing and vulnerability assessment by launching attacks on systems, discovering vulnerabilities and managing them. This course is comprised of 5 lessons that are directly aligned with the 5 knowledge domains that comprise the PenTest+ exam.
Perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices as well as cloud, loT, industrial and embedded systems
Scan networks, crack passwords, analyze and intercept traffic, discover code vulnerabilities, and compromise resources
Identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities
Ensure cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices
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