Learning Lab | Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Part 1: September 6 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: September 7 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: September 14 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: September 21 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET


What is ethical hacking? Whenever it is mentioned, the term "hacking" comes with a certain stigma. IT leaders need to understand that ethical hacking (sometimes referred to as "penetration testing") is key to any organization's overall cybersecurity strategy. Ethical hacking validates that an organization's cybersecurity strategy is effective. This lab will introduce participants to the process an ethical hacker follows when testing a target. We will cover the different tools, techniques, and methodologies a tester and threat actor will employ during a test or breach attempt.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Learn the difference between a vulnerability assessment and a penetration test
  • Learn about the different tools and techniques that hackers—including ethical hackers—employ
  • Discover the elements of a four-phase penetration test and how the four phases help a successful test

Target Audience

Novice to intermediate information technology professionals


Jesse S. Roberts Jesse S. Roberts, VP of IT Security, Compass IT Compliance