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Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE)

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99 USD
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Course description

Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE)

Information security refers to securing data and information systems from unauthorized access, unauthorized use, misuse, destruction, or alteration. The goal of information security is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital information.

Information security plays a vital role in all organizations. It is a state of affairs where information, information processing, and communication are protected against confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information and information processing. In communications, information security also covers trustworthy authentication of messages that cover identification of the parties, verifying, and recording the approval and authorization of the information, non-alteration of the data, and the non-repudiation of the communication or stored data.

Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE) is a security program covering the fundamental concepts of information security and ethical hacking. It equips students with the skills required to identify the increasing information security threats which reflect on the security posture of the organization and implement general security controls.

This program gives a holistic overview of the key components of information security. It provides a solid fundamental knowledge required for a career in information security.

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  • English

Who should attend?


This program is ideal for IT professionals who are seeking to foray into the exciting world of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity enthusiasts and students will readily find the program interesting, challenging, and useful.

Training content

Information Security Fundamentals

This module provides an insight into the different elements of information security.

Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

This module provides an insight into cyber kill chain methodology, hacking concepts, and hacker classes.

Information Security Threats and Vulnerability Assessment

This module provides an insight into cyber security threats and vulnerability assessment.

Password Cracking Techniques and Countermeasures

This module provides an in-depth understanding of password cracking techniques and the corresponding defensive measures that can help individuals and organizations create strong password policies and protect personal or corporate information.

Social Engineering Techniques and Countermeasures

This module provides an insight into human-based, computer-based, and mobile-based social engineering techniques.

Network Level Attacks and Countermeasures

This module provides insight into various network-level attacks, such as sniffing, DoS attacks, session hijacking, etc. This module also familiarizes students with various network security countermeasures.

Web Application Attacks and Countermeasures

This module familiarizes students with web-server attacks and countermeasures. This module also familiarizes students with various web-application threats, attacks, and countermeasures.

Wireless Attacks and Countermeasures

This module describes wireless networks, wireless network standards, wireless encryption algorithms, wireless-network attack techniques, and countermeasures to protect wireless networks.

Mobile Attacks and Countermeasures

This module explains the potential threats to mobile platforms and provides guidelines for using mobile devices securely.

IoT and OT Attacks and Countermeasures

The main objective of this module is to explain the potential threats to IoT and OT platforms and to provide guidelines for securing IoT devices and OT infrastructure.

Cloud Computing Threats and Countermeasures

This module provides insight into cloud computing concepts, container technology, cloud computing threats, and cloud computing security to meet the security requirements.

Penetration Testing Fundamentals

This module discusses the importance of penetration testing in an organization and explains the crucial role that a tester plays in identifying vulnerabilities.

Course delivery details

This course is offered through EC-Council, a partner institute of EdX.

16-24 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

Key issues plaguing the information security world and information security laws and standards

  • Fundamentals of ethical hacking
  • Information security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Different types of malware
  • Different types of password-cracking techniques and countermeasures
  • Social engineering techniques, insider threats, identity theft, and countermeasures
  • Network-level attacks (sniffing, denial-of-service, and session hijacking) and countermeasures
  • Application level attacks (webserver attacks, web application attacks, and SQL injection) and countermeasures
  • Wireless encryption, wireless threats, and countermeasures
  • Mobile platform attack vector, mobile device management, mobile security guidelines, and security tools
  • IoT and OT concepts, attacks, and countermeasures
  • Cloud computing technologies, cloud computing threats, attacks, and security techniques
  • Fundamentals of pen testing

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