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

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ITIA 2800 - Penetration Testing & Analysis

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ITIA 1310  

Corequisites: ITCS 1140 

This course builds on skills and knowledge learned in ITIA 1310 and ITIA 1500 to analyze the security of networks and devices. 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. This course will focus on the tools, techniques and reporting used in penetration testing and analysis.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Students will use penetration testing applications


  1. Explain the appropriate use of penetration testing applications
  2. Explain how penetration testing applications work
  3. Demonstrate how penetration testing applications work
  4. Analyze data related to penetration testing

Outcome 2: Students will evaluate systems for penetration testing


  1. Assess different security systems
  2. Describe different exploitation techniques
  3. Recommend an appropriate exploitation method for a given situation

Outcome 3: Students will write a penetration testing report


  1. Interpret data from penetration testing applications
  2. Explain the implications of penetration testing results
  3. Recommend mitigation strategies for vulnerabilities

• 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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