Ethical hacking II, Short Course | Part time online | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Sweden
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The Ethical hacking II course, offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, will provide students with a practical understanding of the capabilities and possibilities of an attacker, in order to evaluate the cybersecurity of computer networks.


What you will study:

The main activity of the Ethical hacking II course, offered 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. Tools for network and vulnerability scanning, platforms for exploit development, command and control, password er acking, etc. are presented during the course, but students are free to employ methods and tools of their own choice. The course is a continuation of EP274V Ethical Hacking I by offering new challenges in the same cyber environment.

The course has no new course content. It gives new challenges within the scope of the same cyber environment as EP274V Ethical Hacking I.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

After passing the course, the student should, at an introductory level, 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

  • Knowledge in ethical hacking 3,5 ECTS-credits, corresponding to completed course EP274V/EP275U.
  • Knowledge in English corresponding to the upper secondary course English B/English 6. 

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