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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ITIA 1310 - Certified Ethical Hacker

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ITIA 1200 

(formerly ITIA 1300)

Students will use tools and applications that are common in the cybersecurity industry like Nmap, Wireshark and Kali to analyze networks, interpret information and recommend changes to reduce security risks and vulnerabilities. Students will configure firewalls and virtual private networks (VPN). Students will also write a network security analysis. Assignments will prepare students to take the Certified Ethical Hacker exam.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Students will be able to use applications common to network security professionals.


  1. Perform packet analysis.
  2. Interpret packet analysis results.
  3. Perform a network scan.
  4. Interpret network scan results.
  5. Analyze a system log file.
  6. Explain the appropriate use of exploitation tools.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to configure network security.


  1. Configure an operating system to improve network security.
  2. Configure a security device to improve network security.
  3. Configure a firewall to permit and deny traffic.
  4. Configure a virtual private network.
  5. Evaluate different types of encryption.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to evaluate vulnerabilities.

  1. Assess different types of security.
  2. Recommend remediation strategies.
  3. Perform a basic risk assessment.
  4. Write a network security analysis.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to explain best practices as they apply to network security.

  1. Identify professional codes of conduct common to network security professions.
  2. Explain the responsibilities of a network security professional.
  3. Interpret how laws affect hacking activities.
  4. Interpret the implications of different security policies.
  5. Describe compliance regulations.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Gather information with security and network analysis applications
  2. Analyze information from security and network analysis applications
  3. Analyze vulnerabilities and recommend remediation strategies
  4. Configure security technologies

Primary Faculty
Nabozny, Keith
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Evans-Mach, Patrick
Balsamo, Michael

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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