Technical and Professional Development

Your 10-week curriculum provides you in-depth, hands-on technical and professional development education to support the four certifications you will receive upon completion of the program.


Week 1
  • Computer network and defense fundamentals
  • Network security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • Network security controls, protocols, and devices
  • Network security policy design and implementation
  • Physical security
  • Host security
  • Secure firewall configuration and management
  • Professional Development – Effective communication techniques
Week 2
  • Secure IDS configuration and management
  • Secure VPN configuration and management
  • Wireless network defense
  • Network traffic monitoring and analysis
  • Network risk and vulnerability management
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Network incident response and management
  • Professional Development – Effective communication techniques
Week 3
  • PowerShell Fundamentals
  • CTF – Defending the network
  • Taking Certified Network Defender Certification
  • Professional Development – Building Trust


Week 4
  • Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Foot printing and reconnaissance
  • Scanning networks
  • Enumeration
  • System hacking
  • Malware threats
  • Professional Development – Handling Objections/Conflict
Week 5
  • Sniffing
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of service
  • Session hijacking
  • Hacking web servers
  • Python fundamentals
  • Professional Development – Time Management
Week 6
  • Hacking web applications
  • SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Hacking mobile platforms
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypot
  • Cloud computing
  • Python for Hackers
  • Effective problem solving (Professional Development)
Week 7
  • Cryptography
  • CTF – Web Hacking Challenge
  • Taking Certified Ethical Hacker Certification
  • Storytelling – Making facts and data come to life (Professional development)


Week 8
  • Incident response and handling
  • Risk assessment
  • Insider Threat
  • Forensic analysis
  • Incident reporting & recovery
  • Security policies and laws


Week 9
You will be tasked with designing a secure network from scratch, with all the security features currently needed in any enterprise company. You will demonstrate your knowledge by delivering high-level diagrams and explain all the recommended functionalities. You will also provide a product matrix comparison to present it to “upper management” and simulate a real-life scenario.
Week 10
You will be tasked with a penetration testing (pentest) project where you will have to execute it from the kick-off meeting to the final result presentation. You will have to demonstrate your ability to execute a pentest of a highly secure environment and to explain your findings to the client through a final presentation and a detailed report.

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