Ethical Hacking Essentials (EHE)


Ethical Hacking Essentials is an introductory cybersecurity course that covers ethical hacking and penetration testing fundamentals and prepares learners for a career in cybersecurity. This course will introduce learners to computer and network security concepts such as threats and vulnerabilities, password cracking, web application attacks, IoT and OT attacks, cloud computing, pentesting fundamentals, and more.

This course provides hands-on practical experience to learners thus giving them the skills necessary for a future in cybersecurity.
EHE-certified learners have an assured means of formal recognition to add to their resumes and show off their expertise and skills to prospective employers. This improves their prospects for employment advancement, higher salaries, and greater job satisfaction.

What you will learn

Module 01: Information Security Fundamentals

Attackers break into systems for various reasons. Therefore, it is important to understand how, and why, malicious hackers attack and exploit systems. This module provides an insight into the different elements of information security.

Module 02: Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

Ethical hacking allows organizations to objectively analyze their current security posture. Nowadays, the role of an ethical hacker is gaining prominence. An ethical hacker intentionally penetrates the security infrastructure to identify and fix security loopholes. It provides an insight into cyber kill chain methodology, hacking concepts, and hacker classes.

Module 03: Information Security Threats and Vulnerability Assessment

Recent trends in cyber security breaches illustrate that no system or network is immune to attacks. It is important to understand the difference between a security threat and a vulnerability. Security threats are incidents that negatively impact the organization’s IT infrastructure, whereas vulnerabilities are security gapsor flaws in a system or network that make threats possible, tempting hackers to exploit them. This module provides an insight into cyber security threats and vulnerability assessment.

Module 04: Password Cracking Techniques and Countermeasures

Weak password selection has been the most common security weakness faced by organizations and individuals in recent times. Attackers use many sophisticated techniques and tools to crack passwords and gain access to critical systems and networks. 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 overview of social engineering. Although it focuses on fallacies and advocates effective countermeasures, the possible methods of extracting information from another human being rely on attackers’ ingenuity. The features of these techniques make them an art, but the psychological nature of some of them makes them a science. The bottom line is that there is no ready defense against social engineering; only constant vigilance can circumvent the social engineering techniques used by attackers. This module provides an insight into human-based, computer-based, and mobile-based social engineering techniques.

Module 06: Network Level Attacks and Countermeasures

Attackers use various attack strategies to compromise the security of a network, potentially causing disruption, damage, and loss to organizations and individuals. Therefore, it is important for security professionals to have an understanding of these attack strategies because such an understanding is essential for protecting the network from various attacks. It 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

Web applications are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sophisticated threats and attack vectors. This module familiarizes students with web-server attacks and countermeasures. It discusses the web-application architecture and vulnerability stack. This module also familiarizes students with various web-application threats, attacks, and countermeasures. In addition, it discusses different types of structured query language (SQL) injection attacks and countermeasures.

Module 08: Wireless Attacks and Countermeasures

Wireless networks are cheaper and easier to maintain than wired networks. An attacker can easily compromise a wireless network without proper security measures or an appropriate network configuration. Because high-security mechanisms for wireless networks may be expensive. This module describes wireless networks, wireless network standards, wireless encryption algorithms, wireless-network attack techniques, and countermeasures to protect wireless networks.

What’s included