Purdue Polytechnic's first Certified Ethical Hacker Prep Course now open for enrollment

Information security professionals can master hacking technologies, prep for EC-Council CEH credential

Odon, IN – The inaugural Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Prep Course offered by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute is accepting enrollment applications for a six-day, on-site class designed for information security professionals interested in mastering hacking technologies. This course prepares students for the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) CEH credential, which certifies individuals in specific network security disciplines of ethical hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

This accredited course, taught by Purdue Polytechnic faculty at WestGate Academy in Odon, Indiana, is part of an initiative led by Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, director of workforce education. “These courses are critical in supporting the region and will make a difference in the competitiveness and preparedness of the southwest central Indiana workforce,” said Gonzalez-Gaboyan.

The CEH Prep Course provides real-world, hands-on scenarios and case studies with interactive exercises and activities. Students learn the five phases of ethical hacking – reconnaissance, gaining access, enumeration, maintaining access and covering your tracks – and then scan, test, hack and secure their own systems.

Ranked by CyberDegrees.org as the #1 cybersecurity program in the U.S., Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s cybersecurity faculty are the most experienced instructors in the industry and are trained in accelerated learning concepts and exam preparation. The CEH Prep Course will be led by a certified EC-Council instructor from the Polytechnic.

“Purdue Polytechnic Institute is creating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and we’re dedicated to delivering our cyber curriculum across Indiana,” said Geanie Umberger, Purdue Polytechnic associate dean for the Office of Engagement. “And, because we offer this Certified Ethical Hacker Prep Course just outside of NSWC Crane Naval Base, Department of Defense employees and contractors can collaborate as they learn.”

The first CEH Prep Course begins on July 30, 2018, and a few seats might still be available. To register, visit polytechnic.purdue.edu/ceh. This ANSI-approved course maps to NIST NICE guidelines and meets DoD 8570/8140 directives, which require all Department of Defense personnel and contractors to be certified in their respective fields. Purdue is a NAVIFOR-approved provider.

For more information about the Certified Ethical Hacker Prep Course, contact Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan at gaboyand@purdue.edu.

About the Purdue Polytechnic Institute

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines: aviation, computing, construction management, engineering technology, technology leadership, and technology education. In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers select degree programs in nine Indiana communities. Information about the Polytechnic’s cybersecurity courses can be found at polytechnic.purdue.edu/degrees/cybersecurity.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute is an official Accredited Training Center for EC-Council.

About EC-Council

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security, including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the U.S. and around the world, including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon and CISO Summit. For more information about EC-Council, visit http://www.eccouncil.org.


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