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EC-Council: Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE)

Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE) is a first-of-its-kind MOOC certification that provides foundational knowledge and skills in ethical hacking with add-on labs for hands-on experience.

Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE)
1 weeks
16–24 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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Starts Feb 22

About this course

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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.

Why is EHE Important?

  • It facilitates your entry into the world of information security
  • It provides a professional understanding of the concepts of information security
  • It provides best practices to improve organizational security posture
  • It enhances your skills as a Security Specialist and increases your employability

At a glance

  • Institution: EC-Council
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    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.

What you'll learn

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Students going through EHE training will 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

Module 01: Information Security Fundamentals

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

Module 02: Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

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

Module 03: Information Security Threats and Vulnerability Assessment

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

Module 04: 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.

Module 05: Social Engineering Techniques and Countermeasures

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

Module 06: 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.

Module 07: 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.

Module 08: 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.

Module 09: Mobile Attacks and Countermeasures

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

Module 10: 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.

Module 11: 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.

Module 12: 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.

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

This course is part ofCybersecurity Essentials Professional Certificate Program

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