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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 3235. Practical Network Defense (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 builds on concepts covered in IT Fundamental and Network Fundamentals to understand topics and practical methods of network and system security. The lessons include full practical setup guides, as well as virtual labs for the student to practice their new skills before deploying these technologies and strategies in a production network. S/U grading.


CYNX 3237. Practical Web Defense (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. This course is designed to instruct students about how web applications are attacked in the real world and what the student can do to mitigate every attack. Through a series of modules and related hands-on labs, this course provides a comprehensive and hands-on experience in Web Application defense against real-world attacks. S/U grading.