Ethical Hacking

An ethical hacker is computer and network expert who attack a security system on behalf of its owners for the purpose of finding and fixing of bugs in the existing computer system. Computer security has become major concern for business and government so it is beneficial to have independent security professional.

Key to Success

To be successful in Ethical Hacking you should have/ develop:

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new things, technologies and adopt new methods of work
  • Logical thinking
  • Ability to focus and concentrate
  • Creativity
  • Accuracy

 Scope and opportunities

In recent years, there has been shocking increase in the number of cyber crimes like hacking accounts, stealing sensitive data, abusive emails, Trojan attacks etc. which increases the need of ethical hackers.

The demand is especially coming from government and IT industry. Also organizations including banks, airlines, hotels, telecom companies are seeking ethical hackers. The need of information security professionals is expected to increase nearly 4.2 million by 2015. As per statistics we require at least 77,000 ethical hackers every year and we are producing only 15,000 in a year.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • May require working at odd hours to match international timings.
  • Must be prepared to work till late in the evening and even on weekends.
  • Pressure to complete tasks within deadlines

 Job Profile

  • Prepare or conducts advance preparation test for fixing the bugs to increase the security of a system
  • Monitor incoming and outgoing data of an organization
  • Search the software environment for security concern
  • Conduct ongoing test for advanced security and stricter user controls in wireless networks

Skill Sets

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Logical Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • leadership and managing skills

 Work Value

  • Dedication
  • Commitment
  • co-ordination
  • flexibility

Current Job Scenario

  • Trainee ethical hackers can earn Rs. 3-5 lakh per annum
  • Ethical hacker with experience of five year or more can earn Rs.10-12 lakh per annum

Top Recruiters

  • IBM
  • TCS

 Course Synopsis

Course Option Certification in Ethical Hacking Diploma in Ethical Hacking Advance Diploma in Ethical Hacking
Academic Eligibility HSC with basic knowledge of computer networking BE / B.Tech / MCA / BCA / Diploma in Computer Diploma in Ethical Hacking
Fees Rs. 10000 to Rs. 20000 NA NA
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs Rs. 1.75lakhs to Rs. 2lakhs
Duration NA 6 Month 6 Month
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Approved NA NA NA
Affiliation NA NA NA
Specialization NA NA NA
Entrance Exam NA NA NA

Career prospect

  1. Security consultant
  2. Network security engineer
  3. Network security administrator
  4. System admin
  5. System architect

Entrance Exam

  • Not Available

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