Participants will learn a comprehensive scoping and engagement methodology. The course introduces essential pre-engagement activities, shows how to initiate and set the scope and Rule of Engagement for the penetration test assignment, and provides strong reporting and writing guidance to draft valuable and comprehensive penetration reports recognizing the needs of the target audience.

Prerequisite: Implementing Ethical Hacking

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Understand the prevalent skills needed in all security domains in the cyberworld: information security, systems security, network security, mobile security, physical security.


40 hours

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Trust an Unbiased Global View

This course is technology- and policy-agnostic. It is designed, structured, and delivered based on a blend of learning processes and real-world experiences. This ensures you get a truly unbiased world view of universally applicable information and cybersecurity principles and practices presented from a neutral, Canadian perspective.

Access a Continuum of Learning

By completing the Information and Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you will have what you need to transition to additional learning in the field or bridge to other programs offered by PDI.

The Information and Cybersecurity Management Program is an integral part of a continuum of learning ecosystem in security, cybersecurity, and other disciplines offered by the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute (uOttawa PDI). The knowledge, skills, and abilities you acquire through this program are complementary to other offerings in PDI’s security portfolio, including:

Financial Intelligence Specialist Program

National Security and Intelligence Advance Certificate

Coding for Veterans

Cyber Skills for Canadians

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