May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ITC 240 - Ethical Hacking


Course Description: This course teaches students how to properly secure a network by introducing them to various methodologies and techniques of attacking and disabling a network. Students will receive a hands-on practical approach in penetration testing measures and ethical hacking. Coursework is supplemented by hands-on exercises of attacking and disabling a network, and the use of appropriate tools for defense and countermeasures, with emphasis on teaching students to sue what they learn ethically and legally. Students will be required to sign the White Hat Oath. 4 lecture hours 
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ITC 111, ITC 282, and ETH 102
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the ethics associated with the use of hacking or penetration testing tools and techniques.
  • Analyze the types of malicious software found in modern networks.
  • Relate the threats and countermeasures for physical security and social engineering.
  • Perform enumeration (finding resources, accounts, and passwords) on Microsoft, Netware, and Unix/Linux targets.
  • Construct programming scripts oriented towards the needs of network security professionals.
  • Categorize system and infrastructure vulnerabilities and mitigation methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cryptography and hashing
  • Deploy security devices, including routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and honeypots.

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