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Online Ethical Hacking Course

Location: Online

Become a Certified Ethical Hacker

Ethical hackers use the same tools and techniques as malicious hackers but deploy them to prevent intrusion and damage to IT systems. This 100% online course will prepare you for EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker exam (312-50). You will master key concepts in ethical hacking, including scanning testing and hacking computer networks to devise and implement security measures.

Job Outlook for Certified Ethical Hackers

As a cybersecurity position, ethical hacking is considered among the most popular and potentially lucrative jobs of the 21st century.

According to, ethical hackers earn over $80,000 per year on average, not including bonuses.

Cybersecurity experts note that the fluid, fast-changing nature of data protection ensures a dynamic and challenging career path for ethical hackers.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists cybersecurity among its fastest-growing career areas. The BLS expects 32% growth in information security jobs over the coming decade, over six times the growth rate for all jobs.

Certified Ethical Hacker FAQs

What Do Ethical Hackers Do?

Ethical hackers find vulnerable or unsecured entry points in computer networks, gain access to the network, then work to fix the weaknesses. Using the same tools as malicious hackers do, they scan network ports, examine software installed on the network and seek ways to find files, passwords and information that could be stolen easily.

What Skills Are Important for Ethical Hacking?

Hacking skills include identity and password spoofing, network traffic monitoring (sniffing), exploiting network overflows and injecting malicious code into network databases. Ethical hackers use all of these skills for the purpose of detecting and preventing intrusions and damage.

Is Certification Important for An Ethical Hacker Position?

Ethical hacking involves access to extremely sensitive and valuable equipment, software and data. A certification such as the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) signals to the network security industry that an ethical hacker takes the commitment to diligence and integrity seriously.

Is Ethical Hacking a Good Career for Remote Work?

Ethical hacking is a highly mobile profession that lends itself well to remote, contracting and freelance work.

Are you a military service member or spouse? If so, you might be eligible for funding opportunities such as MyCAA and Army Credentialing Assistance. 

Course Information

Course Objectives

  • Learn key topics in information security, including footprinting, network scanning, malware threats, sniffing, social engineering, denial of service, and session hijacking
  • Identify and defend against webserver attacks, including wireless and mobile hacking
  • Be able to evade IDS, firewalls, and honeypots
  • Recognize and address threats that accompany cloud computing and cryptography
  • Prepare for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam Number 312-50


There are no educational prerequisites for this course. However, you should have a strong background in core IT concepts such as network infrastructure, computer hardware, software and security.


  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking
    Key InfoSec issues; incident management process and penetration testing
  • Footprinting and Reconnaissance
    Various types of footprinting, tools and countermeasures
  • Scanning Networks
    Network scanning techniques and countermeasures
  • Enumeration
    Enumeration techniques and countermeasures
  • System Hacking
    System hacking methodology, steganography and steganalysis
  • Malware Threats
    Analysis and countermeasure for malware types including trojans, viruses and worms 
  • Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots
    IDS and honeypot evasion tools, techniques and countermeasures
  • Sniffing
    Packet sniffing techniques and defense
  • Social Engineering
    Techniques and countermeasures for social engineering and identify theft
  • Denial of Service
    DoS/DDoS attack tools, technique and countermeasures
  • Session Hijacking
    Session hijacking technique and countermeasures
  • Hacking Web Servers
    Methodology and countermeasures for webserver attacks
  • Hacking Web Applications
    Methodology and countermeasures for web application attacks
  • SQL Injection
    SQL injection attacks and detection tools
  • Hacking Wireless Networks
    Wireless encryption hacking tools, techniques and methodology; WiFi security
  • Hacking Mobile Platforms
    Mobile platform attack vector; mobile security guidelines and tools; and Android, iOS and Windows vulnerabilities
  • Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing concepts, threats and attacks; security techniques and tools
  • Cryptography
    Cryptography ciphers, attack and tools; public key infrastructure (PKI)


Eric Reed

Since 2005, Eric Reed has provided security consulting to large organizations including Fortune 500 companies and the United States military. His pass rate for CEH, CHFI, and ECSA/LPT exams is 95%. He is a member of the EC-Council certification organization’s Circle of Excellence.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime. 

Last updated: 5/21/2021