Training staff must have the required education and experience to appropriately teach the program content. Examples of education and experience include, but are not limited to, certificates and/or degrees from postsecondary institutions; certifications from industry-recognized agencies, and practical work experience in, or in a field closely related to, the career fields the program prepares students to enter. MedCerts confirms each training staff member’s academic background and work experience to ensure they are qualified to teach in the program.
The IT-6100 Ethical Hacker program prepares current and future IT professionals for a career in cybersecurity, with a focus on "offensive" strategies to protect an organization from risk. Penetration Testers or PenTesters (also known as Ethical Hackers) pro-actively test for security gaps and weaknesses within organizations of all sizes across all industries. As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. It is highly recommended that the student has experience in the field of cybersecurity or hold the CompTIA Security+ certification as a prerequisite to enrollment.
High School Diploma or GED & CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience; web browser with internet access; course registration and payment.
This program has open enrollment.