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Certificate in Ethical Hacking

Test Network Assets to Help Repel Cyberattacks


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,335

Next start date:

January 31, 2023

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About this Program

The role of ethical hacker and penetration tester has emerged as one of the most important in the information security industry. Discovering, exploiting and helping to remediate security vulnerabilities internally before attackers can weaponize them can save companies millions of dollars and prevent the exposure of highly sensitive information.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll cover the foundations of ethical hacking, including reconnaissance, rules of engagement, exploitation and remediation. You’ll discover how to perform password, wireless, web, mobile and cloud-based application attacks. You’ll have opportunities to apply your new skills and protect your organization’s valuable information with the latest industry tools, techniques and knowledge in a tailored, virtual environment comprised of real-world systems and software stacks.

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Information security professionals and other technical professionals interested in entering the field.

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Video Overview

Jason Tsang, an instructor for the Certificate in Ethical Hacking, describes how the program teaches students to detect major threats to company network vulnerabilities.

Duration: 01:23


  • Planning and assessment of an enterprise network's security profile and posture
  • How to scope, execute and report findings for a penetration test 
  • How to use threat modeling methodologies to identify system and application vulnerabilities 
  • Advanced techniques for bypassing web application security controls through code-level flaws and privilege escalation 
  • Reverse-engineering techniques such as dynamic and static malware analysis and patching applications


  • Practice various real-world hacking techniques using a virtual server environment
  • Participate in a capture-the-flag capstone challenge 

Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle Genetics


Projected job growth for penetration testers/hackers in Washington state (2018-2028)


Average salary for penetration testers/hackers in Washington state


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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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