Ethical Hacking I, Short Course | Part time online | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Sweden
2 months
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During the Ethical Hacking I course, provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, will provide students with a practical understanding of the capabilities and possibilities of a cyber attack, in order to evaluate the cybersecurity of computer networks.


What you will learn:

The main activity of the Ethical Hacking I course, provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is a project where students independently attack a corporate computer network with the aim of exfiltrating specific information. The network is rigged by the course responsibles in a virtual environment. To carry out the attack, the students are free to use their imagination and tools available on Internet. Tools for network and vulnerability scanning, platforms for exploit development, command and control, passwork creacking, etc. are presented during the course, but students are free to employ methods and tools of their own choice.

Ethical hackers are contracted for practical assessment of computer network security. Furthermore, for an effective defense against cyber attacks, a deep understanding of attackers' available range of action is required.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

After passing the course, the student should, at an introductory level and for limited environments, be able to:

  • establish resources to support offensive security operations
  • perform reconnaissance and discovery to plan operations
  • access credentials, such as account names, passwords and access tokens
  • achieve initial access to networks and systems
  • execute malicious code on remote devices
  • establish command and control capabilities to communicate with compromised systems
  • elevate privileges on systems to gain higher-level permissions
  • persist on networks by maintaining access across interruptions
  • move laterally, pivoting through the computing environment
  • avoid detection by network defenders
  • collect and exfiltrate data from computing environments
  • assess the security of computer systems, applications, and services
  • carry out legal and ethical security testing.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Documented knowledge and skills in basic programming, 6 ECTS-credits.
  • Documented knowledge in English corresponding to the upper secondary course English B/English 6. 
  • We strongly recommend that you have some familiarity with communication networks (for example EP1100 Data communication and computer networks) and operating systems (for example ID1206 Operating systems).

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