Fundamentals of Ethical Hacking

Can hacking be “ethical”? Find out with this course! This three-day programme will teach you the fundamentals of ethical hacking and penetration testing.

In this introductory hands-on course, you will learn about the five different stages of penetration testing: reconnaissance, scanning, gaining access, maintaining access and documentation. You will also get to use various penetration testing tools to collect important network information, perform vulnerability scans on computing networks, gain access to systems and perform privilege escalation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the scope of penetration testing.
  • Recognise the ethical and legal issues surrounding ethical hacking and penetration testing.
  • Perform passive and active network reconnaissance and vulnerability assessment using relevant security tools such as port and vulnerability scanners.
  • Conduct penetration testing on vulnerable Windows and Linux systems such as file and web servers using relevant software tools and scripts.
  • Perform common hacking attacks such as password cracking, man-in-the middle, privilege escalation, etc. and identify relevant mitigation techniques.

Who should attend?

Professionals, Managers, Executives or Technicians (PMETs) interested in the fundamentals of ethical hacking.

Entry Requirement

Basic IT literacy, with a keen interest in cybersecurity and ethical hacking


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Dates

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Course Duration

21 hours

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Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$995.10 $298.53 $99.51 $112.53

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$1,004.40 $298.53 $99.51 $301.32 $112.53 $115.32
- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

Last updated on 03 May 2023

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