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What does an Ethical Hacker do?

Penetration Testers or Pentesters (also known as Ethical Hackers) proactively 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 even more lucrative for those who possess these skills.

Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Ethical Hacker will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years

Ethical HackerMedCerts Tuition Options

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Training Options ForEthical Hacker

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MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors - text/call/email access Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies - typically videos & presentations

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“As an experienced healthcare professional making a transition into the IT field, I have been extremely pleased with the support that MedCerts has given me from the time that I started taking their courses. Being a married professional with a child, my life is extremely busy, and the advantages that their online course offers are substantial. I would, in particular, like to acknowledge the tremendous support that I have received (and continue to receive) from the IT academic advisor. The team has all worked diligently, and gone above and beyond the call of duty, to resolve my concerns, and assist me with the completion of my IT program. I would heartily recommend MedCerts to anyone who is thinking about changing their current field, or acquiring a new skill set, while they are currently employed.”

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IT 6100 Ethical Hacker (PenTest+)

skills gained

  • Conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
  • Perform a vulnerability scan and analyze scan results
  • Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities, application-based vulnerabilities and local host vulnerabilities
  • Analyze tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems
  • Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Determine the resiliency of networks against attacks
  • Customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings
  • Communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
  • CompTIA Security+, Network+, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • Digital Coursebook
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

CS 1011

Customer Service Professional I

16 hours
1 Week

This course is designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. After satisfactory completion of the course, students will have earned the Certified Customer Service Professional (CCSP) designation from the ICSA.

  • Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
  • Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
  • Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
  • Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
  • Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
MS 2000

Microsoft Office Series I

32 hours
2 Week

This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.

  • Create professional quality documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Prepare, edit and proof documents in Microsoft Word
  • Enhance Microsoft Word documents with lists, tables and graphics
  • Organize data and perform calculations using Microsoft Excel
  • Analyze information in Microsoft Excel using filters, tables and pivot tables
IT 6011

CompTIA PenTest+

48 hours
3 Week

The CompTIA PenTest+ course will provide students with the fundamental skills and concepts surrounding penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and vulnerability management on a variety of systems and devices. Students learn to perform security assessments on desktops and mobile devices as well as cloud, loT, industrial and embedded systems. The PenTest+ course covers the tools students will need to scan networks, crack passwords, analyze and intercept traffic, discover code vulnerabilities, and compromise resources.

By working in a virtual environment, students practice their pentesting skills using tools such as Oracle VM manager, Kali Linux, Metasploitable, and DVWA. Students will identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities and be trained to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations and policies conform with current best practices. Students will be prepared to attempt the CompTIA PenTest+ exam, which focuses on offensive penetration testing and vulnerability assessment by launching attacks on systems, discovering vulnerabilities and managing them. This course is comprised of 5 lessons that are directly aligned with the 5 knowledge domains that comprise the PenTest+ exam.

  • Perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices as well as cloud, loT, industrial and embedded systems
  • Scan networks, crack passwords, analyze and intercept traffic, discover code vulnerabilities, and compromise resources
  • Identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities
  • Ensure cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices
CS 1011 1
MS 2000 2
IT 6011 3
Total Program Duration 6 Week

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Ethical HackerJob Opportunities

Cybersecurity Analyst

$72,000 – $97,000
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Starting Off

Incident Analyst/Responder

$68,000 – $105,000
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Career Potential

Penetration Tester/Vulnerability Analyst

$82,000 – $120,000
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