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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course prepares students to assess and then correct vulnerabilities present within information systems. Students are introduced to tools and penetration testing methodologies used by ethical hackers. What and who ethical hackers are and how they protect corporate and government data from cyber-attacks is discussed. Methods and tools used in attacks and their countermeasures as well as available security resources and "attack type" systems are also investigated. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Network Programming for Security Analysts, Basic knowledge of networking, routing, and switching and OS.

Credits

1.0

Domestic fees

$213.60

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of XCSA 1101 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90074

Duration

Mon Jan 22 - Sat Mar 29 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 90074
  • Domestic fees $213.60
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 22 - Mar 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Hamidreza Talebi

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$213.60

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. If you have any question about this course, please contact the Program Assistant Selina Li - selina_li@bcit.ca. Please include your BCIT student ID (if you have one). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XCSA 1101 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68168

Duration

Mon Apr 15 - Fri Jun 21 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68168
  • Domestic fees $213.60
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 15 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$213.60

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. If you have any question about this course, please contact the Program Assistant Selina Li - selina_li@bcit.ca. Please include your BCIT student ID (if you have one). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the role of Ethical Hacking in today's network security environment.
  • Describe different types and methods of malicious software, viruses, malware attacks, network attacks, physical security attacks, and vulnerabilities.
  • Identify tools for footprinting and current types of social engineering.
  • Implement port scanning tools and produce port scanning reports by using NMAP.
  • Implement Nessus for finding OS vulnerability.
  • Describe DoS attack.
  • Describe Honeypot
  • Implement network sniffer tools in the network.
  • Describe vulnerabilities and techniques to harden current operating systems.
  • Implement web applications, their vulnerabilities, and the tools used to attack them.
  • Describe terms related to cryptography and cryptanalysis.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Ethical Hacking (XCSA 1101) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Cybersecurity Analysis for Network Administrators
    Microcredential Part-time

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