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Ethical Hacking: An Introduction

Learn the principles and methods of ethical hacking and penetration testing, and build your ethical hacking skills.

6 hours

Created by Antal Goldschmidt, offered on FutureLearn

Description

Explore the principles and methods of ethical hacking

What is ethical hacking? How does it work? What principles do ethical hackers follow? Answer these questions and more with the course introducing ethical hacking. You will have the opportunity to learn the principles of ethical hacking and consider its legal and methodological foundations.

You’ll also explore the processes and legal framework of penetration testing and take part in a simple exploitation exercise in the first of a series of carefully-constructed scenarios designed to develop your ethical hacking skills.

This course is for professionals and students who already have some knowledge of computer science – or a related discipline – and want to understand more about ethical hacking principles, practices and legislation.

This course is the first in the Ethical Hacking program, part of the MSc Cyber Security.

What you will learn

  • Explore the principles and aims of penetration testing
  • Interpret the legal framework in relation to ethical hacking
  • Explore standard penetration testing methodologies
  • Perform a simple attack on a target machine

Requirements

  • This course is for professionals and students who already have some knowledge of computer science – or a related discipline – and want to understand more about ethical hacking principles, practices and legislation.
  • This course is the first in the Ethical Hacking program, part of the MSc Cyber Security.
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  • Price: $null
  • Platform: FutureLearn
  • Language: English
  • 6 hours
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