Cybersecurity Professional Program

Preference Dates Timing Location Registration Fees
Instructor-Led Training

(In-Person and Live Webinars)
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21 December 2023 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Dubai Knowledge Park 950 USD
Instructor-Led Training

(In-Person and Live Webinars)
8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 January 2024 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dubai Knowledge Park 950 USD

Course Description

The Cybersecurity Professional Program is a meticulously structured course developed to prepare participants for the multifaceted challenges in the realm of cybersecurity. With a strong focus on both theoretical foundations and hands-on experience, this program is designed to cultivate a profound understanding of various cyber threats, defense mechanisms, and ethical practices essential for protecting digital assets in today’s interconnected world. By the end of this course, graduates will possess the critical skills necessary to assess, fortify, and monitor IT infrastructure against cyber threats and will be well-equipped for a career as a cybersecurity professional.

Cybersecurity Professional Program Modules

Module 1 – Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Welcome and Course Overview
  • Overview of Cybersecurity Landscape
  • Understanding Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors
  • Legal and Ethical Implications in Cybersecurity
  • Setting Up the Cybersecurity Lab Environment

Module 2 – Footprinting and Reconnaissance

  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Analyzing Network Reconnaissance Findings
  • Protective Measures Against Footprinting

Module 3 – Scanning Networks

  • Network Scanning and Discovery
  • Working with Scanning Tools
  • Understanding Scan Analysis

Module 4 – Enumeration

  • Enumerating System Information
  • Identifying Users, Groups, and Roles
  • Countermeasures Against Enumeration

Module 5 – Vulnerability Analysis

  • Assessing Network Vulnerabilities
  • Using Vulnerability Assessment Tools
  • Vulnerability Management Life Cycle

Module 6 – System Hacking

  • Gaining Access to Systems
  • Privilege Escalation Techniques
  • Covering Tracks and Erasing Evidence

Module 7 – Malware Threats

  • Types of Malware
  • Malware Infection Tactics
  • Malware Analysis and Defense Strategies

Module 8 – Sniffing

  • Network Traffic Sniffing Techniques
  • Using Sniffing Tools
  • Encryption and VPNs as Countermeasures

Module 9 – Social Engineering

  • Social Engineering Tactics
  • Human Psychology in Information Security
  • Defending Against Social Engineering

Module 10 – Denial-of-Service

  • DoS/DDoS Attack Mechanisms
  • Impact on Business Processes
  • DoS Protection Tools

Module 11 – Session Hijacking

  • Session Token Hijacking Techniques
  • Protecting Against Session Hijacking

Module 12 – Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

  • IDS and Firewall Evasion Techniques
  • Honeypot Identification and Evasion
  • Strategies for Bypassing Security Measures

Module 13 – Hacking Web Servers and Web Applications

  • Exploiting Web Server Vulnerabilities
  • Web Application Attacks (SQL Injection, XSS)
  • Web Application Security Tools

Module 14 – SQL Injection

  • SQL Injection Attack Techniques
  • Tools for SQL Injection Exploitation
  • Defenses Against SQL Injection

Module 15 – Hacking Wireless Networks

  • Wireless Networking Concepts
  • Security Protocols and Encryption
  • Wireless Hacking Tools and Techniques
  • Securing Wireless Networks

Module 16 – Hacking Mobile Platforms

  • Mobile Platform Vulnerabilities
  • Mobile Security Guidelines and Tools
  • Mobile Penetration Testing Framework

Module 17 – IoT and OT Hacking

  • Understanding the IoT and OT Landscape
  • IoT and OT Attack Methodologies
  • Securing IoT and OT Devices

Module 18 – Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Service Models and Security Risks
  • Attacking Cloud Services
  • Cloud Security Best Practices and Tools

Module 19 – Cryptography

  • Understanding Cryptographic Systems
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Attacks on Cryptographic Systems and Defenses

Practical Labs and Tools

  • Setting Up a Cybersecurity Lab
  • Hands-On Practice with Security Tools
  • Real-World Ethical Hacking Scenarios

Capstone Project

  • Full Ethical Hacking Assessment Simulation
  • Compiling and Presenting Findings
  • Best Practices for Reporting and Remediation

Certification Exam Preparation

  • Exam Strategies and Study Techniques
  • Sample Exam Questions and Answers
  • Final Review and Exam Readiness Assessment

Course Audience

  • Aspiring cybersecurity professionals seeking foundational knowledge and skills.
  • IT professionals aiming to transition into cybersecurity roles.
  • System and network administrators looking to enhance their security expertise.
  • Recent graduates from IT programs seeking specialized industry knowledge.
  • Security analysts and technical staff aiming to update and broaden their cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Business leaders and managers responsible for cybersecurity or data protection within their organizations.
  • Technical support engineers who wish to understand cybersecurity risks and defenses more deeply.
  • Entrepreneurs looking to develop secure applications or services.
  • Government and law enforcement officers involved in cybersecurity and cybercrime prevention.
  • Privacy officers and legal professionals who need to understand cybersecurity in the context of data protection laws.

Course Prerequisites for Cybersecurity Aspirants

  • Basic knowledge of computer systems and networks.
  • Understanding of fundamental IT concepts and terminology.
  • Familiarity with operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or macOS.
  • Some experience with network configuration and related technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS).
  • Interest in ethical hacking, information security, and cybersecurity trends.
  • Problem-solving skills and a logical approach to tackling complex issues.
  • Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection for hands-on labs and exercises.
  • Commitment to ethical behavior and compliance with all relevant legal requirements for cybersecurity practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend the fundamental cybersecurity concepts and the ethical dimensions of hacking.
  • Ability to identify and assess vulnerabilities in various IT systems and networks.
  • Develop strategic insights on securing digital assets and managing cyber risks.
  • Gain practical skills in using cybersecurity tools for defense and offense.
  • Adept at conducting security audits and implementing appropriate security measures.
  • Equipped to respond to and recover from cybersecurity incidents and breaches.
  • Prepared to lead cybersecurity initiatives and influence security policies within organizations.
  • Confidence in building a cybersecurity career and staying updated with the evolving threat landscape.