The Ethical Hacking Lab is a practical course about network security, popular attacks and defenses, as well as hands-on experience exploiting and defending against vulnerabilities. The lab is interleaved with Cisco Netacad, so it is possible to get a Cisco Netacad Cybersecurity Operations certificate through a separate exam.
The practicum is divided into two parts. First the theoretical part is provided all semester long and offers an overview of Ethical Hacking and its technical basics. This segment needs to be completed online before the practical part starts and is examined with a grade. The second part is a compact course in the semester break in August or September. This segment focuses on hands-on offensive security and dives into secure programming, rootkits and botnets.
The course is limited to 12 participants due to the number of working space places. Master students are welcome to participate in this course for their master practicum (10-I=PRAK or 10-I-PSE1).
The practical assignments can be completed on the computers available in the Cisco lab.