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FSCT 8590 - Network Exploits and Vulnerabilities

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The course covers a wide range of topics from common vulnerabilities and tools that are used to exploit, to incident response and handling. Addresses theoretical and practical issues in malicious programs and scripts, stegonagraphy, worms and different types of network exploits and attacks.


FSCT 8540





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 54294

Mon Jun 17 - Fri Jun 21 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 17 - Jun 21 Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. There is no textbook required and the instructor will distribute the course material in class. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant, at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: .

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Plan and use exploit code and hacker tools for the purposes of gaining an understanding of network vulnerabilities.
  • Plan and use monitoring and scanning tools to identify system vulnerabilities.
  • Plan and use security tools to protect information and systems.
  • Plan and use freely available tools and off-the-shelf hardware to sniff wireless traffic and compromise 802.11 networks.
  • Plan and use popular frameworks such as Metasploit to penetrate and test systems vulnerabilities.
  • Plan and use popular frameworks such as Metasploit to penetrate and test systems vulnerabilities.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 8590 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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