The Hacker Academy

Learn hacking fundamentals and better understand the techniques employed by hackers

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Type of Course: eLearning

The Hacker Academy, the world’s premier advanced ethical hacking and penetration testing training community, provides instruction on the disciplines and thought processes of hackers —without mindless classroom time or taking you away from your real job. The Hacker Academy takes you on a journey from a hacker’s perspective. In a safe, virtual environment, you become a hacker and perform tasks as if you really were the bad guy. The result is a true understanding of how hacking actually works and what it feels like from the other side, enabling you to better understand how to protect systems.

What You'll Learn

The Hacker Academy gives you the hacker’s perspective. It allows you to become a hacker in a safe, virtual environment, so you can learn the techniques that are employed by hackers and understand how hacking actually works.

Why We Teach This Course

The Hacker Academy was developed to provide a true understanding of how hacking works in the real world from the perspective of the attacker.

Who Teaches this Course

This eLearning course was developed from the experiences of McAfee Foundstone consultants and managers, who actively practice network penetration engagements on many of the world’s leading corporate, government, and military networks. Collectively, they have performed hundreds of web and e-commerce security assessments, as well as managed security programs at Big Five consulting firms, the United States Air Force, and on Wall Street. Foundstone instructors authored the best-selling “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions,” one of the industry’s most popular and respected computer security guides.

Who Should Take this Course

This course is for system and network administrators, security personnel, auditors, consultants, and web designers concerned with web security. Basic Unix and Windows NT competency is required for this course to be fully beneficial.

Continuing Education Credits

This course qualifies for up to 24 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)/Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), and 21 hours of CPE credits for Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)/Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) holders.