Ethical Hacker

Ethical Hacker
Online Certificates


Ethical Hacker plus Practice Lab

Ethical Hacker + Practice Lab

Course fees: $995


Certified Ethical Hacker

Certified Ethical Hacker

Course fees: $3,595


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Certified Ethical Hacker at work


Ethical hacking at a hackathon


Ethical hacker at work




About the Program



What Information Security Analysts Do

  • Plan, implement, upgrade or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information
  • May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure
  • May respond to computer security breaches and viruses

A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Reading Comprehension
    Reading work-related information
  • Critical Thinking
    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Active Listening
    Listening to others, not interrupting and asking good questions
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • Speaking
    Talking to others


Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2016 Median Pay (local) $117,180 per year
$56.34 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience Less than 5 years
On-the-Job Training No on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 8,100
Job Outlook, 2016 - 2026 28% (10,400)
Annual Projected Job Openings 840


World Education

World Education Partnership

SF State's College of Extended Learning 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.