Ethical Hacking Tools and Techniques - ITE 007


Ethical Hacking Tools and Techniques - ITE 007

Course Description

This course is designed for IT professionals who require in-depth knowledge of ethical hacking techniques to test the security of their networks. Areas of instruction include the fundamentals of hacking and penetration testing, footprinting, vulnerability scanning and exploits, and network traffic analysis.


You should have general knowledge of server/client networking, network border protection such as firewalls, and common types of malware.

Curriculum Hours

The course requires completion of 28 curriculum hours.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the history and current state of hacking and penetration testing, including ethical and legal implications.
  2. Identify common information gathering tools and techniques.
  3. Use port scanning and vulnerability scanning to analyze system vulnerabilities exploited by hackers.
  4. Perform network traffic analysis and sniffing by using appropriate tools.

Potential Jobs/Job Roles

Completion of this course contributes toward qualifications required for: Computer/systems security specialist, forensic analyst/specialist, network security specialist, Web application developer

Cost: $299

Registering for this course

Current Charter Oak State College Students

Please call the Registrar's Office at (860) 515-3702 to register for this course.

Visiting Students (not currently enrolled at Charter Oak State College)

  • Request an account in our ACORN Student Portal to be able to register for courses
    • For the question "In what division are you planning to take courses?", choose "Non-Credit"
  • Once you have been issued an account, log in to ACORN, and visit the Course Search
  • Choose "2014-2015 Academic Year - Fall" from the "Term" drop-down
  • Choose "Information Technology" from the "Department" drop-down
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Add the course using the checkbox next to the course name, or click the course code, then click "Add" from there.
  • You will then be able to pay for the courses


  • All courses in the Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program are non-credit courses.
  • All courses are self-guided, with a 15-week access period to the course material.
  • Course takers will take a final exam as part of the last unit of the course. A grade of 70 or higher is required to earn a course certificate indicating successful completion of the course.
  • Course labs have minimum software and system requirements.
  • These courses are not a test preparation program, but they do cover the domain areas consistent with cybersecurity.