Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacker

This course teaches the principles and technologies involved with looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems from a network security perspective including the five phases of penetration testing. Students are exposed to the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker and learn how to assess the security posture of target systems in a lawful and legitimate manner building upon their knowledge of networks and security. The tools and techniques used in this course are approached from a vendor-neutral perspective many times using open source tools commonly found on the Internet. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam and other cybersecurity related exams.

Subject: CSIT
Course Number: 188
Section Number: 1440
Units: 3
Instructor: McLean, Timothy


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