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CIS 2642 PenTest

Intermediate computer and Penetration Testing fundamentals. Topics include: Penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and attacks, social engineering, network and application exploitation and best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security. Preparation will also be given for the ComptTIA PenTest+ exam.

Prerequisites: CIS 2550 and CIS 2640

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments.
  • Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyze results.
  • Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyze output and basic scripts.
  • Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques.
  • Utilize report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Centerville Campus
Centerville, Rm 113
Faculty: Libassi
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 20
Meets: MW from 11:30AM to 12:45PM
Section: C01
Open Seats: 20
Meets: MW from
11:30AM to 12:45PM
Section: C01