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Ethical Hacking Course?

Hello, I was wondering if Treehouse will ever have an Ethical Hacking course. I've read other posts on the forum detailing that other programming sites have ethical hacking courses but as Treehouse is my preferred source to learn programming, I was wondering if there will ever be a Treehouse ethical hacking course.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

Perhaps a staffer will provide a more definitive answer, but in the meantime I'll guess that the answer would be "no". Even if the potential for misuse of such information is not a concern, it wouldn't be in line with the primary focus of the other training provided here, just as languages like "C" and "C++" are also not.

It's also not a field where employment would be likely based solely on skills acquired by self-study. The only person I know personally involved in this work professionally has a university master's degree (CS) and five major certifications including CISSP.

Christopher Sullivan
Christopher Sullivan
4,230 Points

I would say it would be better to understand some key tools used by EH. Using wireshark, Splunk and Kali-linux. You should understand Python, JS and HTML. Is you understand how the code works and how websites are secured you can break them.