Ethical Hacking Foundation

Ethical Hacking Foundation course

Training & Exam

What will you learn?

  • Understand how hackers think and work;
  • Try your hand at various hacking techniques;
  • Use your newly acquired skills to perform a basic black-box penetration test;


  • 2 days of training
  • 8 hours of self study
  • Exam voucher included

About this Course


Ethical Hacking Foundation offers an intensive hands-on introduction to ethical hacking. The course has been specifically designed for beginners with little or no programming experience. In Ethical Hacking Foundation, you will learn to hack by doing it in a risk-free virtual lab environment. You will understand how hackers think and work, and you will try your hand at various hacking techniques, including Wi-Fi hacking, web vulnerability scanning, SQL injection, password cracking and file inclusion. At the end of the course, you will use your newly acquired hacking skills to perform a basic black-box penetration test.

Who should attend?

This course ideally suits those new to the field of ethical hacking. Managers who want to gain insight into the possibilities and dangers of hacking are also welcome.

What’s included?

  • 2 days of training from a senior instructor that will practice what he/ she preaches
  • Official SECO–Institute course materials
  • Practice exam
  • Ethical Hacking Foundation exam
  • “S-EHF” digital Acclaim badge when you pass the exam
  • 1- year free SECO Membership

Course modules

Module 1: Introduction to Ethical Hacking

  • Definition of ethical hacking
  • The hacking cycle
  • Kali Linux

Module 2: Network Hacking

  • Wireless networking including BSSID and ESSID, open and closed networks and WPA/WEP security
  • Find information about a wireless network adapter and configure it to be used in WiFi hacking
  • Packet capturing using airodump and injection in order to capture and crack a WEP key
  • Using nmap and the zenmap GUI for network discovery scanning

Module 3: Penetration I

  • Introduction to dirb and nikto and how to interpret the initial results of a dirb and nikto scan
  • Launch a vulnerability scan with Vega and analyse / interpret results
  • Basic SQL commands and know some more special SQL commands
  • How to find a SQL Injection vulnerability
  • How to execute an automated SQL Injection with SQLmap
  • Crack a password hash with John The Ripper
  • Using hydra to brute-force a web-based login form

Module 4: Penetration II

  • Manipulating parameters in web-pages including GET and POST parameters
  • Students become familiar with client and server-side validation
  • OWASP ZAP and Burpsuite ar
  • Using ZAP/BURP to bypass client-side validation
  • Using ZAP/BURP with cookies
  • Understanding file inclusion
  • Working of local file inclusion
  • Working of remote file inclusion
  • Using these techniques to gain shell access

 Module 5: Capture the Flag

Using the techniques learned in the previous 3 modules, you’ll break into the wireless network of Bicsma (the fictional company that Security Academy has created and uses in its trainings). You’ll discover interesting hosts and identify what services run on them. Lastly you will access and eventually exploit these services to gain access to the systems

About the exam

Exam information

  • Language: English
  • Delivered: Online via a certified proctor
  • Questions: 40 multiple choice questions
  • Time: 60 minutes

Why SECO-Institute?

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  • Starts: March 1
  • Online Live Training
  • 3 sessions of 4,5 hours
  • Exam voucher included

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