Center for Qualified CyberSecurity Excellence & Mastery

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Everyone, whether they write protocols or internal processes is responsible for using secure programming  techniques to minimize the adverse effects of attacks, whether those attacks are intentional or accidental. If a process deep in the lines of a product crashes because it receives bad data or because a resource that should have been there was not, it is still a crash and reduces the availability. It includes items that are classed as defensive in nature (e.g. checking error return codes before using handles and other data structures that should have been created, or protecting against using a pointer after it has been released). It also includes items that may be more normally associated with cryptographic procedures (e,g. random number generation, encryption algorithms, etc.) 

Class Fee: $3,990
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Entry
Contact Hours: 37 hr Lecture 35 hr labs
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance

Sample Job Titles:
IA Operational Engineer
IA Security Officer
IS Analyst/Administrator
IS Manager/ IS Specialist
IS Security Engineer
IS Systems Security Manager
Platform Specialist/ Security Administrator
Security Analyst/ Security Control Assessor


This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Who Should Attend: Software testers, software developers, development and test managers, security auditors and anyone involved in software production for resale or internal use will find it valuable. Information Security and IT managers; Information Assurance Programmers; Information Security Analysts and Consultants; Internal Auditors and Audit Consultants; QA Specialists.

Text Materials: labs, SU Pen Testing & Software testing Materials, resource CD’s and attack handouts.

Machines a Dual Core 4M Ram, 350 Gig drives, running MS OS, linux, and VMWare Workstation

Tools for class - Whois, Google Hacking, Nslookup, Sam Spade, Traceroute, NMap, HTTrack, Superscan, Nessus, PSTool, Nbtstat, Solarwinds, Netcat, John the ripper, Nikto/Wikto, Web Scarab, HTTP Tunnel (hts.exe), LCP, Cain and Abel, Ettercap system hacking, John the Ripper Wireshark sniffers, TCP dump, D sniff, tcpdump, Metasploit, ISS exploit, web app, Core Impact, Snort, Infostego, Etherape, Firefox with plugins (Hackbar, XSSme...), ebgoat, IDA pro, Fortify, Web Inspect, X Wget, Cyrpto tool, 'Curl'

KU Outcomes

Learning Objectives



Grades - All students must ordinarily take all quizzes, labs, final exam and submit the class practical in order to be eligible for a Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, or Q/WP credential unless granted an exception in writing by the President. Know that Q/ISP classes draws quite the spectrum of students, including "those less comfortable," "those more comfortable," and those somewhere in between. However, what ultimately matters in this course is not so much where you end up relative to your classmates but where you end up relative to yourself in on Friday of class. The course is graded as a pass or fail solely on your attendance and participation. Those less comfortable and somewhere in between are not at a disadvantage vis-à-vis those more comfortable. Escalating labs help you prepare for real world scenarios. Each labs escalates upon itself, increasing in intensity, rising to the next level, while your mitigating the threat step by step

Books - No books are required for this course. However, you may want to supplement your preparation for or review of some lectures with self-assigned readings relevant to those lectures' content from either of the books below. The first is intended for those inexperienced in (or less comfortable with the idea of) hacking. The second is intended for those experienced in (or more comfortable with the idea of) hacking. Both are available at sites like Both are avail at the SU Hacker Library. Realize that free, if not superior, resources can be found on the SU website.

Those Less Comfortable - Hacking for Dummies, Kevin Beaver - Publication Date: January 29, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1118380932 | Edition: 4

For Those More Comfortable The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy by Patrick Ngebretson (Jun 24, 2013)