Cybersecurity Attack

The final course in the program focuses on key offensive skills, and starts you on the path to becoming an offensive cyber operations professional. In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Reverse engineer unknown binary (i.e., executable) files
  • Conduct open source intelligence gathering
  • Exploit server and application software
  • Evade antivirus software
  • Exploit a database and exfiltrate data
  • Plan and execute a complex cyber operations mission

This 15-week course, requiring 25 hours of work per week, will start students on the path to becoming penetration testers or offensive cyber operations professionals. Upon successful completion, students will have end-to-end experience working in all key areas of information security.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This online course begins on February 3 and ends May 11, 2020.  Enrollments are accepted through February 6, 2020.  This course is delivered through Socratic Arts online and is the final course in the Cyber Academy program.  Refund deadline for this course is February 10, 2020. 

Enrollment Policies

Visit our Enrollment Policies page to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Successful completion of Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion and Cyber Security Defense is required prior to taking this final course in the program.

Technical Requirements

Enrollment deadline is August 21, 2019 and refund deadline is August 26, 2019 minus the $30 processing fee; no exceptions since this course is only 4 weeks long. Any inquiries about out of policy exceptions should be sent to Program Office. Section contact is Linette Velasco (530) 757-8677