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CIT 221 - Ethical Hacking

Unit(s): 3

Prerequisite: CIT 171 or CIT 210 and CIT 192
Transfers to: CSU

Students are introduced to technology and techniques to find weaknesses in technology so that those weaknesses can be corrected before threat actors (Black hat hackers) can abuse them. Penetration testers (White-Hat hackers) use the same techniques as Black hat hackers but are guided by ethics and professionalism and cause no harm to the systems they test. Penetration testing is also known as “ethical hacking.” Penetration testing has evolved into a formalized process with best practices and certifications. People can acquire certifications to prove they have the skills to execute effective penetration tests. One such certification is the CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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