What is ethical hacking?
Ethical hacking is the practice of attempting to bypass the security of a particular system in order to identify threats and the potential for data breaches within a network. Unlike malicious hacking, this process of ethical hacking is planned, authorized, and completely legal.
What is the salary of an ethical hacker?
A Certified Ethical Hacker salary can vary. In the US, Certified Ethical Hacker salaries range from $35,160 to $786,676—with a median salary of $168,948. The middle 57% of Certified Ethical Hackers make between $168,948 and $374,847, with the top 86% making $786,676.
What is penetration testing?
Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a security exercise where a cyber-security expert attempts to find and exploit vulnerabilities in a computer system. The purpose of this simulated attack is to identify any weak spots in a system’s defenses which attackers could take advantage of.
What is the salary of a penetration tester?
Burning Glass Technologies reports that the median annual salary for penetration testers is $100,329. While ZipRecruiter lists the penetration tester salary as $116,323 on average per year.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exams and receive an exam vouchers with your enrollment.
To sit for the CEH exam, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Complete the exam application
- The CEH (ANSI) program requires the candidate to have two years of work experience in the Information Security domain and should be able to provide a proof of the same as validated through the application process unless the candidate attends official training.
To sit for the CompTIA PenTest+ exam, the following experience is recommended:
- Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
When can I start this course?
You can register for the boot camp whenever you are ready. Our team will help you select the session that will best fit you.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
The boot camp is 5 days in length. You will have 3 months from the completion of the boot camp to access all boot camp materials.
What kind of support will I receive?
The boot camp instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions. You will also have access to the Infosec Skills platform where you will be able to create support requests, as needed.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of your boot camp session, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Infosec and the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career and stand out to potential employers. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are noncredit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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