Career options after a unique course in ethical hacking

Do you know that hacking on ethical grounds pays you enormously? And are you able to crack passwords and unlock the security of a computer? Then you just need to complete a certificate course in ethical hacking after a degree in computer science. Let us explore various certificate courses, the institutes offering these courses and career prospects after a unique course in ethical hacking.

Security being a major issue in the cyber world with technology growth to the best and every best hangs out with the worst, all do expose to internet vulnerability. The black-hat hackers break the servers to be replaced pornographic, for e-mail molestation/threatening, credit card number information theft, software installation to exchange or steal intellectual secrets/technical information of any person or an organization, cyber terrorism etc. As per the survey report by the international Data Corporation, there has been increasing global demand for Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) and in India too demand infinitely exceeds supply leading to ever growing career prospects and high remuneration.

What do you do as an ethical hacker?

If you are able to break through any computer or a network to catch the vulnerabilities that cause damage to the system/network and to fix the issues for safe and security purposes with the consent of the user you are so-called an ethical hacker or "white hat" hacker. You are a certified ethical hacker as you hold a certificate in ethical hacking to expose the bad elements infiltrated into the network that goes legal.

How are you qualified to be an ethical hacker?

You are basically required to be a computer science/engineering/IT graduate with programming skills in languages such as C, C++, Python, Ruby, and so on. Knowledge in various operating systems like Windows, Linux, Firefox, etc., is a must. Good system hardware/software know-how is important with keen interest in the internet/networking field.
On the personal front, you are supposed to be most importantly tech-savvy and gadget friendly. You should be motivational, investigative, with good analytical skills, ability to fix the issues, adaptability to solve problems with utmost dedication. Honesty and integrity is absolutely necessary in this field. Above all, you ought to be a certified ethical hacker with updated training and resourcefulness.

Various certificate courses have been available in ethical hacking and to name a few are as follows:
Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Network Defender (CND) offered by EC Council, the pioneer in training and certification in cyber security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)
Security Certified Network Specialist (SCNS) & Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) by the Security Certified Program (SCP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by Intl Information System Security Certification Consortium
Certification from SANS institute in the United States of America, valuable though expensive.

The above-mentioned programs are designed as such common or vendor specific in curriculum like certificate courses by Microsoft, Cisco, Novell or so on. Skill sets comprise of network security fundamentals, design/architecture, firewall implantation, IDS, Wi-Fi security, Cryptography, Windows security, Linux security, etc.

Certificate Courses in India

In India, the courses offered to include are as follows:
Certificate Course in Cyber laws
M.Sc. Cyber Forensics and Information security
Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws
Post Graduate Diploma in Digital and Cyber Forensics and Related Laws
Advance Diploma in Ethical Hacking
Certificate in Information Security and Ethical Hacking
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
CCNA Certification
Certified Ethical Hacker
Post Graduate Diploma in IT Security

Job prospects as an ethical hacker in India and abroad

Enormous usage of internet and Wi-Fi facilities throughout the world along with alarming rate of cyber crimes, there has been a huge demand for you as an ethical hacker in the cyber security industry. Job prospects are lucrative if you are a certified ethical hacker/penetrating tester globally. Umpteen opportunities are available in the public, private sector and you can also have your own start-up IT security firm with relevant experience in this profession. Private firms such as IT giants, airlines, financial services, hotel industry, hospitals, retail industry and so on. Public undertakings invariably are in need of CEH professionals including defence, law enforcement services, forensic labs, investigative agencies, etc. The National Security Agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Information are the leading organizations requiring these experts rewarding best remuneration. You may become an information security analyst, or a security engineer, or a penetrating tester.

Are you looking for a career in abroad in cyber security? Then you have numerous globally recognized resources making you well trained in this avenue such as EC Council, Infosec, Certstaff, Praetorian, Training Camp to list a few.

Top ethical hacking institutes in India

ARIZONA Infotech
A-56, Shivaji Housing Soc.,
Opp. Ambuja Cement,
Senapati Bapat Road,
Landmark: Behind Hotel JW Marriott,
Pune, Maharashtra - 411016
Contact for Enquiry: (+91) 937-000-1100
Contact for Placement: (+91) 9325534460
Landline Number: 020-65281100
E-mail for Enquiry:

Institute of Information Security
Head Office at Mumbai with branches at Chandigarh, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, and UAE abroad with franchise at Nigeria
201 & 204, Ecospace IT Park,
Old Nagardas Road, Near Andheri Subway,
Andheri(E), Mumbai - 400 069.
P: +91-22-4295-3158
P: +91-22-2837-5454
Mob: +91-981-981-2001
Fax: +91-22-2839-2628

Indian School of Ethical Hacking
ISOEH Saltlake Branch
SDF Building, Module 335, 2nd Floor, sector V
Saltlake City
Kolkata - 700091

Hacker School
Behind Sarathi Studios, DTDC Lane, Plot No. 1288, First Floor,
Rajendra Nilayam, Yella Reddy Guda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500073
Phone:096180 70760

MSS - The Ethical Hacking Institute
213, 2nd Floor, Diamond Trade Center, Zanjeer Wala Square Main Road, Near Zanjeer Wala Square, Diamond Colony, New Palasia, Old Palasia, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001
Phone:0731 422 5055

Info Security Solution Ethical Hacking Training Center
10B, Jahura Bazar Ln, Kasba, Kolkata, West Bengal 700042
Phone:090384 10753

Institute of Ethical Hacking & Forensic
Plot No-A/28, BJB Nagar, Way of BJB English Medium School and Adjucent
to Swami Vivekananda Park, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751014
Phone:088956 47840

So, you are ready to get-go with a career as a Certified Ethical Hacker if you love cracking the password or breaking the security of any gadget for good cause. But you need to cross-check the details of the programs and institutes at their own web sites prior to proceed further.

Wish you good luck!

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