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CYNX 3201. Penetration Testing Basics (1-2-2) Prerequisite: CYNX 2202 with a grade of S. This course is designed with the goal of creating a skilled and experienced industry certified cybersecurity professional. This class is the foundational course towards becoming a Penetration Tester. The course builds a strong foundation in IT, Networks, and the necessary programming skills by giving theoretical lessons, enforced with practical exercises and labs held in a sophisticated virtual lab environment. At the end of the training, the student will possess the fundamental skills and practical pentesting knowledge to perform basic network security audits. S/U grading.


CYNX 3202. Penetration Testing Professional (1-2-2) Prerequisite: CYNX 2202 with a grade of S. This course is designed with the goal of creating a skilled and experienced industry certified cybersecurity professional. Through a series of modules enforced with practical related hands-on labs, this course is a comprehensive and practical course designed to take the student from the penetration testing basics to a professional level as penetration tester. At the end of the training course, the student will be challenged with a real-world exam environment, where he/she must produce a commercial-grade penetration testing report that correctly identifies the weaknesses in this "engagement". S/U grading.


CYNX 4203. Penetration Testing Extreme (1-2-2) Prerequisite: CYNX 2202 with a grade of S. This course is designed with the goal of creating a skilled and experienced cybersecurity certified professional. Through a series of modules and related hands-on labs, this course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and techniques to execute state-sponsored-like operations, perform advanced adversary simulation and covers implementation details on numerous undocumented attacks plus much more. At the end of the course, the student will be challenged with a real-world exam environment, where he/she must produce a commercial-grade penetration testing report that correctly identifies the weaknesses in this "engagement". S/U grading.