Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 30,000 / Year


About Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking

With the world turning into one global village and the fact that most of the official work (private and public) is done through computer and computer systems, it is important to ensure security in such cases. All the necessary documents, information, and data are stored in a computer these days which shall be protected with utmost care. Following this, there is a lot of demand for cybersecurity and ethical hacking professionals to keep all the sensitive information protected from the hackers and develop new computer protecting the system.

During the program, ethical hackers are taught how to find loopholes in the security system and to report these threats to their owners and provide necessary solutions to protect the data and networks. To pursue ethical hacking certification, candidates need to take up the certified ethical hacking examination. Ethical hackers shall have good technical and analytical skills with in-depth knowledge of various computer software and programmes.

Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking Eligibility Criteria

  • It is mandatory for an ethical hacker to have a bachelor’s degree in IT such as engineering, B.Sc, and advanced diploma in networking.
  • Admission to some of the reputed institutes is on the basis of entrance exam such as IIT-JEE, CET etc.
  • A certification in ethical hacking from reputed institutes helps you find better jobs and makes you professional in your field.

Ethical Hacking Certifications:

Following are some of the popular ethical hacking certifications:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker - EC Council
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester by SAN & GIAC
  • Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator - EC Council
  • Certified Intrusion Analyst - GCIA 

Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

Cloud Computing

Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Denial of Service

Hacking Mobile Platforms


Hacking Web Servers

Session Hijacking

Scanning Networks

Social Engineering

Cloud Computing

Malware Threats

Footprinting and Reconnaissance

SQL Injection

Evading IDS, Firewalls and Honeypots


Career Options and Job Prospects

There is a huge demand for professional ethical hackers due to the frequent cyber attacks on the security systems of companies and banks. They hire professionals so that they can develop new security networks and contribute towards preventing malicious hackers from breaking into companies systems and destroying sensitive data.

The starting salary of the ethical hacker or cybersecurity specialist is Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. Ethical hackers can find jobs both in public and private sector. According to a survey, the demand for an ethical hacker is expected to grow in large numbers in India over next few years. Some of the top IT and non-IT recruiting companies where ethical hackers can find employment opportunities are :

  • Wipro
  • Reliance
  • Google
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Infosys
  • IBM

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