Ethical Hacker

We offer two Ethical Hacker online certificates: Ethical Hacker + Practice Lab and Certified Ethical Hacker.

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Online Certificates

Select from two Ethical Hacker online certificate course options.

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How to Register

Ready to get started? Register for your online course today.

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Watch the video information session to learn more about our Ethical Hacker online courses, along with other IT-related online certificates, offered in partnership with World Education.



About the Online Courses

Why Enroll?

  • Develop the Skillset of an Advanced Hacker
    In this program you will develop the skills necessary to be able to hack, analyze and protect advanced cyber security systems in an ethical manner. These skills include scanning networks, session hacking and cryptography. You will also learn about social engineering and practice critical thinking and complex problem solving.
  • Extensive Job Opportunities
    After completing this course, you will have opened the door for a variety of new careers int the cybersecurity world. Many of these jobs are experiencing massive growth and expansion on both a national and state level.
  • Learn about Technical Operating Systems
    The Ethical Hacker program offers you a variety of instruction relating to online security systems. You will gain essential knowledge dealing with web servers, firewalls and much more. The program provides you with versatile and thorough information from dozens of widely-used systems and applications.
  • Online Working Environment
    With the Ethical Hacker program, you will be able to learn these advanced skills with the convenience and flexibility that online instruction provides.

Cost and Length

  • Ethical Hacker + Practice Lab
    Cost: $995
    Length: 90 hours / 12 months
    When to Start: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
    Cost: $3,595
    Length: 80 hours / 6 months
    When to Start: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer



CalJOBS connects dislocated workers with employment training opportunities. SF State is an eligible training provider.

World Education Partnership

SF State's College of Professional & Global Education offers this program in partnership with World Education.

World Education offers a large array of courses and eLearning products to meet the needs of their academic partners. World Education's mission is to create a positive learning journey for students by providing superior service, comprehensive content and expert coaching in a format that is available and affordable to all students. They accomplish their purpose when students complete their program ready to meet the expectations and challenges of their industry and are equipped to find employment.

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