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How about a career in Ethical Hacking?

Q.)I am an engineering student. I am interested in a career network security and ethical hacking. Please tell me which course I should pursue for the same.

~Mubeen Asim

A.)Q&AToday, all organisations maintain the Internet, Intranet, networks, VPN or databases and transfer data extensively.  To safeguard the data flowing and residing in these set ups, experts in the field of information/ network security, are needed.  The current dimensions of cyber terrorism and cyber crime are forcing every organisation to take the security issue seriously. Government organisations, universities and business organisations across the world are diverting a huge chunk of the their finances towards research in the area.

There are numerous roles like Web Security Administrator and Network Security Administrator in this field.  To take up a career in the area, you must do a course related to computer networks. As you are an engineer, you can go for industry certifications like CCNA Security and SCNP.

Cisco offers the certifications, CCNA Security, CCSP and CCIE Security. It provides online support for the students planning to take these examinations through CCNA Prep Centre where you are provided with practice questions, labs, simulations, tips, discussion forums, CCNA videos, and advice from CCNA experts.  For details, log on to

Another option is M.Tech.  Kalasalingam University, Tamil Nadu offers M.Tech in Network Engineering and Information Assurance and Security. The eligibility criterion fro Network Engineering is BE/ B.Tech in EEE/ ECE/ EI/ IC/ IT/ CSE or Electronics. For Information Assurance and Security, it is BE/ B.Tech in EEE/ ECE/ EI/ IC/ IT/ CSE/ Electronics or MCA. The admission is based on performance at entrance examination conducted by the university. For details, log on to

Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishva Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore offers M.Tech in Cyber Security. The eligibility criterion is BE/B Tech in CSE/IT/ECE or equivalent with a minimum of 60 per cent marks. The admission is based on performance at entrance examination and interview conducted by the university and academic merit. Students with valid GATE score are exempted from entrance examination. For details, log on to

You can also opt for a short-term programme in the area. Appin Knowledge Solutions offers PG Diploma in Information Security and Ethical Hacking. For details, log on to

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  1. Barid Nayak says

    Well to become an ethical hacker and Network security we have lots of courses available i the market the only thing is required is the right institute. I am working with soft skill solution who gives all these courses and many more. we give certificate which will come directly from EC-Council USA.
    For more details you can Visit and
    thanx and all the very best for the Ethical hackers

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