Penetration Testing

This course explores the foundational concepts, methods and techniques in preparing and conducting penetration tests. Throughout the course students are introduced to various tools as well as unravel complex methods for exploiting client-side, service side and privilege escalation attacks. Most importantly students learn how to construct a final report outlining discovered vulnerabilities, make suggested recommendations to remediate and/or mitigate those vulnerabilities. Students also learn how to describe the findings wherein non-technical personnel understand the ramifications of these vulnerabilities in a business sense. Prerequisites: CT-240 and IAE-315. Recommended corequisite: IAE-402. (3-0-3)

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