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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 3215. Web Application Penetration Testing (1-2-2) Prerequisite: CYNX 3201 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 and related hands-on labs, this course provides students with a basic hands-on experience focused on the web application penetration testing techniques. The course provides all the advanced skills necessary to carry out a thorough and professional penetration test against modern web applications. The latest research in the web application security field is used to make this course not only the most practical training course on the subject, but also the most up to date. This course, although based on the offensive approach, provides advice and best practices to solve security issues detected during a penetration test. S/U grading.


CYNX 4215. Web Application 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 industry certified cybersecurity professional. Through a series of modules and related hands-on labs, this course provides students with a comprehensive and hands-on experience focused on the most modern web application penetration testing techniques. S/U grading.