Certificate of Achievement

Matthew McGuire

has completed the following course:

Ethical Hacking: An Introduction

Coventry University and Institute of Coding

In this course, you had the opportunity to learn the principles of ethical hacking and to consider its legal and methodological foundations. You have also explored the processes and legal framework of penetration testing and took part in a simple exploitation exercise in the first of a series of carefully-constructed scenarios designed to develop your ethical hacking skills.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Christo Panchev

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Coventry University


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the principles and aims of penetration testing
  • Interpret the legal framework in relation to ethical hacking
  • Explore standard penetration testing methodologies
  • Perform a simple attack on a target machine


  • Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Legal aspects of penetration testing
  • Penetration testing methodologies
  • Practical hacking exercise

Issued on 29th November 2021

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Free online course:

Ethical Hacking: An Introduction

Coventry University