Purdue’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course is a comprehensive online bootcamp that teaches information security professionals how to find vulnerabilities in information systems and prepares those professionals for the Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam.
With the consent of organization owners, students learn to systematically inspect the organization’s network and system infrastructures to locate vulnerabilities that malicious hackers could exploit. Upon assessing the system’s security to determine if unauthorized access is possible, students learn how to close those security breaches.
The CEH course is the first of a series of three comprehensive courses – along with the Certified Security Analyst and Advanced Penetration Testing courses – designed to assist a cybersecurity professional master penetration testing.
The course leverages Purdue’s highly ranked cybersecurity programs and faculty with its online course design expertise to bring students a tailored online experience. Those who complete the course receive a voucher, good for up to one year, with which to take the CEH certification exam from the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), which is the international professional organization that oversees the Certified Ethical Hacker program.
The CEH course takes approximately 40 hours to complete.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of attack vectors
- Perform network scanning to identify live and vulnerable machines in a network
- Perform OS banner grabbing, service and user enumeration
- Perform system hacking, steganography and steganalysis attacks, and cover your tracks
- Identify and use viruses, computer worms and malware to exploit systems
- Perform packet sniffing
- Conduct a variety of web server and web application attacks including directory traversal, parameter tampering, XSS and more
- Perform SQL injection attacks and different types of cryptography attacks
- Perform vulnerability analysis to identify security loopholes in the target organization’s network, communications infrastructure and end systems
Learn more about additional cybersecurity education opportunities at Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (PCAP).