$129; Payment is due upon registration
This course provides students with the concepts and skills for offensive hacking. Students practice hands-on offensive hacking techniques while in a lab environment.
Topics covered will include:
- Topics covered the concept of "red teams"
- Setup of virtualization environment for penetration testing
- Setup of Kali Linux along with various tools: Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit Framework, Burp suite, John the Ripper, Social Engineering Toolkit, and Maltego among others
How You Will Benefit
We will cover the fundamentals of information security from an offensive hacking perspective in this course.
Topics covered include the concept of “red teams,” setup of the virtualization environment for penetration testing, setup of Kali Linux along with various tools, Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, Metasploit Framework, Burp suite, John the Ripper, Social Engineering Toolkit, and Maltego, among other topics.
Eligibility and Program Requirements
This NxtGen IT and Cybersecurity course is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior (ages 14-17) worldwide, as well as those technically advanced incoming freshmen who receive Illinois Tech staff approval. No prerequisite knowledge is required; however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basics techniques and continue into advanced techniques while building small project-based websites and web applications.
Upon registration, students must submit the following in order to confirm enrollment in the program:
- Program fee
- Parental consent form, which will be sent by email via DocuSign
Session I will be taught by Don Nelson, an adjunct industry professor of information technology and management at Illinois Tech. He is also a senior validation manager, application enablement and was an information security architect, systems engineer, and product manager-IP multimedia subsystem for Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia.
Session II will be taught by Maurice E. Dawson, an assistant professor of cybersecurity and forensics and the director of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education at Illinois Tech. He has written several books on cybersecurity, and conducts research in software assurance, advanced cybersecurity principles, and the internet of things (IoT).