What you will learn?

  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Footing and Reconnaissance
  • Scanning Networks
  • Enumeration
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • System Hacking
  • Malware Threats
  • Sniffing
  • Social Engineering
  • Denial-of-Service
  • Session Hijacking
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
  • Hacking Web Servers
  • Hacking Web Applications
  • SQL Injection
  • Hacking Wireless Networks
  • Hacking Mobile Platforms
  • IoT Hacking
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cryptography

Description

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)

 

Courses

 

Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting 

(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A thorough review of computer hardware and software, with emphasis on the application of current and appropriate computing safety and environmental practices. The goal is to evaluate, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and operating systems.

 

Fundamentals of Networking 
An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.

 

Network Security   
A study of the fundamental concepts of computer security and its implementation. The aim is to assess and mitigate risk, evaluate and select appropriate technologies, and apply proper security safeguards.

 

Ethical Hacking

Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.

 

Cloud Technologies

A hands-on study of basic cloud technologies. The aim is to apply the techniques and tools used in cloud environments, especially the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud. Topics include the global infrastructure of the cloud, deployment and operation in various cloud environments, high availability, scalability, elasticity, security, and troubleshooting. AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are compared.

 

Fundamentals of Microsoft Azure

The aim is to demonstrate mastery of cloud concepts; the core services used in Azure; pricing and support models used for Azure; and fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust for Microsoft Azure. Topics include high availability, scalability, agility, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery in the Microsoft Azure environment.

 

Malware Analysis

A project-drive analysis of malicious software, i.e., software designed to disrupt systems or gain sensitive information. The objective is to implement various techniques to analyze malware and other malicious software used in forensic investigations.

 

Interconnecting Cisco Devices

A hands-on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. The goal is to configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks. Topics include VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), wireless network protocols, and routing protocols. 

 

Windows Server: Install and Storage

 An overview of the installation and configuration of Windows Server operating systems. The objective is to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Server operating systems, including domain and network services.

 

Windows Server: Networking

An overview of the management and administration of Windows Server operating systems. The goal is to manage and troubleshoot features of Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, Desktop Security, Remote Access, Windows Deployment, and User Accounts.

 

Windows Server: Identity

An advanced review of the configuration and management of Windows Server infrastructure. The aim is to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Server services, including Network Load Balancing, clustering, Dynamic Access Control, advanced network services, and advanced Active Directory roles.

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, and deploy the physical and logical Windows Server infrastructure. The objective is to design Active Directory, Network Infrastructure Services, and Network Access Services.

 

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement the advanced features of a Windows Server infrastructure. The goal is to plan and implement highly available enterprise and server virtualization infrastructures and identity and access solutions.

 

Linux System Administration

A study of the Linux operating system. The goal is to configure and manage processes, user interfaces, device files, facilities, file systems, task automation, the boot-up/shutdown sequence, disk storage, network connectivity, system security, users, and groups.  

 

Threat Management and Vulnerability Assessment

 A study of the analysis of data in threat and vulnerability management. The goal is to properly utilize various cybersecurity tools and technologies. Discussion covers the analysis of threats and the impact on incident response, as well as the tools and equipment used in a forensic investigation. Various industry and government frameworks and regulatory compliance are highlighted.

 

Digital Forensics Analysis and Application

A project-driven study of the digital forensic evaluation process. The objective is to build forensic workstations, collect evidence, extract artifacts, identify unknown files, and reassemble evidence from network packet captures.

 

Advanced Information Systems Security

Prerequisite: CMIT 320 or CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications. Recommended: BMGT 110, IFSM 300, or two years of business and management experience. A comprehensive study of information systems security to enhance organizational security. 

 

Mastering the AWS Cloud

The goal is to understand the computing, networking, storage, and database services in AWS; apply best practices in building secure and reliable applications in the AWS cloud environment; and identify the appropriate AWS service to meet an organization¿s technical requirements.

 

Security in the Cloud

A hands-on study of cybersecurity and means for securing critical assets in cloud environments. The goal is to apply the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of digital resources in cloud environments.

 

Mobile Forensics

A project-driven study of mobile devices from a forensic perspective. The aim is to implement various techniques to collect and analyze information from mobile devices used in forensic investigations.

 

Implementing Cisco IP Routing

A comprehensive study of the implementation of a routed network using Cisco Systems Technologies. The goal is to use advanced IP routing and scalability solutions to increase the number of routers and sites without redesigning the LAN or WAN. Topics include configuration of secure routing solutions, configuration and troubleshooting of various routed environments (access, distributed, and core), and management of access and control.  

 

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

A comprehensive study of switched IP networks using Cisco Systems technologies. The aim is to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's campus enterprise architecture. Topics include secure integration of VLANs (virtual local area networks), WLANs (wireless local area networks), and voice and video into campus networks.

 

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 

A comprehensive study of methods for troubleshooting and managing switched IP networks using Cisco Systems technologies. The objective is to plan and perform regular network maintenance and diagnose and resolve complex network problems quickly and effectively. Discussion covers technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL (information technology infrastructure library) - compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting and maintenance.  

 

Cisco CCNA Security 

A comprehensive study of methods for securing Cisco Systems technologies. The objective is to create a security infrastructure and to monitor networks, identify and address threats, and detect and remove vulnerabilities. Focus is on developing the skills required to secure and defend computer networks that use Cisco technologies.

 

Network Forensics  

A project-driven study of networks from a forensics perspective. The goal is to implement various techniques that are used in forensic investigations in response to network intrusions to collect and analyze information from computer networks.

 

Workplace Learning in Computer and Information Technology

The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

 

Workplace Learning in Computer Information Technology

The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

 

Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity  

A comprehensive project-driven study of network design and security, with an emphasis on the integration of knowledge, practical applications, and critical thinking. The objective is to implement a secure and scalable network to meet organizational needs. Topics include advanced concepts in network and security design.

 

Special Topics in Computer Networks and Security  
An inquiry into special topics in computer networks and security that reflect the changing field. May be repeated when topics differ.

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