Skills you will learn

  • Database skills
  • Cryptography skills
  • Linux and Database skills
  • Trojans backdoors and countermeasures
  • IDS firewalls and honeypots
  • Advanced hacking concepts
  • Network packet analysis
  • Mobile and web technologies
  • Advanced log management

Who should learn

  • Network security officers
  • Site administrators
  • ISIT auditors
  • IT operations managers
  • IT security officers
  • Network specialists
  • Technical support engineers
  • Senior systems engineers
  • Systems analysts

What you will learn

  • Ethical Hacking

    • Introduction to Ethical Hacking

      • Introduction to Ethical Hacking
    • Lesson 01: Importance of Ethical Hacking

      • Introduction
    • Lesson 02: What Is Ethical Hacking

      • What Is Ethical Hacking
    • Lesson 03: Types of Hackers

      • Types of Hackers
    • Lesson 04: Who is an Ethical Hacker?

      • Who is an Ethical Hacker
    • Lesson 05: Why we need Ethical Hackers?

      • Why we need Ethical Hackers
    • Lesson 06: Skills of an Ethical Hackers

      • Skills of an Ethical Hackers
    • Lesson 07: Ethical Hacking Tools

      • Ethical Hacking Tools
    • Lesson 08: Kali Linux Installation

      • Kali Linux Installation
    • Lesson 09: Phishing demo SQL demo VPN demo firewall areas of EH

      • Phishing demo SQL demo VPN demo firewall areas of EH
    • Lesson 10: Metasploit Attack

      • Metasploit Attack
    • Lesson 11: Who is a Certified Ethical Hacker?

      • Who is a certified ethical hacker
    • Lesson 12: Why CEH certification?

      • Why CEH certification
    • Lesson 13: Ethical Hacking certifications

      • Ethical Hacking certifications
    • Lesson 14: Ethical Hacking Career

      • Ethical Hacking Career
    • Lesson 15: Knowledge Check

      • Knowledge Check

Get a Completion Certificate

Share your certificate with prospective employers and your professional network on LinkedIn.

Why you should learn

3.5 million jobs

Will remain unfilled in 2021 in cybersecurity

$92,969 per year

Annual median salary of a Certified Ethical Hacker 

Course Overview

Simplilearn’s free Online Ethical Hacking Fundamental Course teaches you the basics of ethical hacking that every aspiring ethical hacker should know. An ethical hacker is a computer security expert who hacks into computer systems (with the permission of the owner) to identify weaknesses in the system and protect the system. If you’re interested, learn ethical hacking for free in the ethical hacking for beginners course. This is designed to help you learn ethical hacking from scratch. The ethical hacking free fundamental certification course will introduce you to different kinds of ethical hackers and ethical hacking tools. You’ll learn fundamental ethical hacking skills like cryptogr...

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  • What are the prerequisites to attend the Free Ethical Hacking Fundamental program?

    There are no prerequisites to attend the Free Ethical Hacking Fundamental program.

  • How do beginners learn ethical hacking?

    Beginners who want to learn can start with ethical hacking basics first. Once you have mastered the fundamentals you can move on to the advanced topics.

  • How long is the Free Ethical Hacking Beginner Course?

    The Ethical Hacking beginner course consists of 6 hours of video content that will help you understand all the concepts thoroughly.

  • Will I get a certificate after completing the Free Ethical Hacking Program?

    You will not receive a course completion certificate after completing the Free Ethical Hacking Beginner Program. However, you can upgrade and enroll for the paid version of the course to earn your certificate.

  • What should I learn first in a Free Ethical Hacking Fundamental Course?

    It is recommended that you always start with Ethical Hacking basics. For a better understanding, watch the learning videos in sequence without skipping any. 

  • Are Ethical Hacking Basics easy to learn?

    The videos that you find as a part of this Ethical Hacking free Fundamental Course are created by mentors who are industry leaders with vast experience in the field. They are aware of the needs of different learners and have designed the course to be easy to learn.

  • What are the basics covered in this Ethical Hacking free Fundamental Course?

    The basics covered in this Ethical Hacking free Beginner program are ethical hacking tools, installation of Kali Linux, basic commands demo, phishing demo, SQL demo, VPN demo, firewalls, and other areas of EH, as well as Metasploit attacks.

  • Why learn ethical hacking? 

    The field of cybersecurity is currently booming. With the increase in data generation, organizations are looking to protect all their data. Ethical hacking is a part of cybersecurity that is gaining paramount importance today. Industry experts have estimated that the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs could reach 1.8 million by 2022. There are not enough skilled professionals to fill this widening skill gap. Hence, the best time to learn ethical hacking is now!

  • Can I complete this Ethical Hacking free Beginner Course in 90 days?

    You can complete this Free Ethical Hacking Beginner Course within 90 days.

  • Will I get a certificate after completing the Free Ethical Hacking Programe?

    If you finish any free course on SkillUp within 90 days from the date of enrollment, you are eligible to receive a Course Completion Certificate for the same. Therefore, you will receive a shareable certificate on completing the Free Ethical Hacking program too. To unlock it, log in to your SkillUp account and click unlock. You will soon receive a mail with a link to the view and download the certificate. You can add the SkillUp certificate to your resume and share it on Facebook, LinkedIn etc.

  • What are my next best learning options after completing this Ethical Hacking free Beginner Course?

    After completing this Ethical Hacking free Beginner Course, you can opt for the CEH v12 - Certified Ethical Hacking Course provided by Simplilearn.

  • What are the career opportunities for Ethical Hacking professionals?

    Below are the common careers for Ethical Hacking professionals:

    • Information security analyst
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Security consultant (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)
    • Information security manager
    • Penetration tester

Learner Review

  • Lokesh Singh

    Lokesh Singh

    Earned a Certificate of Completion in Ethical Hacking for Beginners. Great Learning Experience. Thank u Simplilearn.

  • Manish Kumar Goswami

    Manish Kumar Goswami

    BCA , Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology and Management

    Thanks for this awesome SkillUp program which helped me enhance my awareness about ethical hacking.

  • Joshua O

    Joshua O

    I enjoyed learning the ethical hacking course. The questions after the course were really effective in checking how well we have understood the concepts.

  • Roy Sewnandan

    Roy Sewnandan

    I loved the way in which the course content was designed. The narration was in easily comprehensible English. Looking forward to taking another course.

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  • *According to Simplilearn survey conducted and subject to terms & conditions with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) as Process Advisors