IIT Kharagpur Offers 12-Week Free Online Course on Ethical Hacking

IIT Kharagpur has announced a free online course ethical hacking for students with basic knowledge on programming and networking

IIT Kharagpur is offering a free online course on ethical hacking this time on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform, which can be completed in 12 weeks. The course aims at helping individuals and organisations safeguard their IT infrastructure by adopting safe practices. The course also carries three credit points for students who successfully complete it within the designated time. The course will be conducted from 23 January to 14 April 2023.

The course will be conducted by professor Indranil Sengupta who has obtained his BTech, MTech and PhD degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Calcutta. NPTEL says that the professor has over 28 years of teaching and research experience, and has guided 22 PhD students. In addition to that, the professor has more than 200 publications to his credit in international journals and conferences. A certificate will also be provided to students who successfully complete the course and clear an examination that will be conducted in 30 April 2022. Candidates will have to pay Rs 1000 to take the examination.

Who Can Take the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Ethical Hacking?

While the course is open to anyone with basic knowledge on programming and networking, it would be most suited for students and professionals from the following domains:

  • Computer science and engineering.
  • Information technology.
  • Electronics and communication.
  • Electrical engineering.

What the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course Will Cover?

The course will begin with basic topics like networking, network security and cryptography, and then move into various attacks and vulnerabilities and ways to secure them. A list of some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:

  • Introduction to ethical hacking. 
  • Fundamentals of computer networking, TCP or IP protocol stack.
  • IP addressing and routing. 
  • TCP and UDP. 
  • IP subnets.
  • Routing protocols. 
  • IP version 6.
  • Installation of attacker and victim system.
  • Information gathering using advanced google search.
  • Introduction to cryptography, private-key encryption, and public-key encryption among others.

Those who wish to take the course or need additional information are advised to go through the official website for more information.

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