Ethical Hacking Essentials is a first-of-its-kind complimentary MOOC certification that provides foundational knowledge and skills in ethical hacking with optional add-on labs for hands-on experience. The course contains 12 modules and add-on labs covering fundamental ethical hacking concepts, including emerging technologies like IoT and OT, cloud computing etc.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced). Portal login details to follow in separate email.


Ethical Hacking Essentials

Ethical Hacking Essentials is an introductory cybersecurity course that prepares students to begin their career in cybersecurity by teaching ethical hacking and penetration testing fundamentals. This course will introduce students to cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors such as web applications, wireless, mobile, IoT, network-level attacks, and countermeasures.

This active learning course ensures that students receive the hands-on, practical experience to give them the skills necessary for a future in cybersecurity.

Key learning outcomes:

  •  Information Security Fundamentals
  • Ethical Hacking Fundamentals
  • Information Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Password Cracking Techniques and Countermeasures
  • Social Engineering Techniques and Countermeasures
  • Network Level Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Web Application Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Wireless Attacks and Countermeasures
  •  Mobile Attacks and Countermeasures
  • IoT and OT Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Cloud Computing Threats and Countermeasures
  • Penetration Testing Fundamentals 

Tools you will learn/use: 

L0phtCrack, Netcraft, SQL Injection Detection Tool, Web Application Security Scanner, ARP Spoofing Detection Tools

Optional Upgrades (Fee applicable) :

  1. Lab Range
  2. Post Course Assessment & Certificate of Completion
  3. Online Exam Prep Program
  4. eBook (via Vital Source Bookshelf) with Videos
  5. Certification Exam Voucher


Duration: The EHE course is self-study.

There is an optional add-on exam to gain certification, for an additional cost. The course can also be attended in person (over 2 days) for a fee. 

Exam information:

Number of questions: 75
Test duration: 2 hours 
Test format: Multiple choice