Certificate in Ethical Hacking

Test Network Assets to Help Repel Cyberattacks


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,855

Next start date:

January 2024

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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 management and security professionals and other technology professionals interested in entering the ethical hacking or penetration testing 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


  • How to scope, execute and report findings and recommendations for a penetration test
  • The underlying foundations and concepts of the real-world technologies you're targeting
  • Threat modeling techniques to identify system and application vulnerabilities
  • Hacking techniques to bypass security controls at different layers of the technology stack
  • How to calibrate your penetration testing skillset to broader situations, such as enterprise networks and cloud environments


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

Career Stats


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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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Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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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