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Advanced Training for Information Security Professionals

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment is an online continuing education offering designed to help information security professionals better understand evolving network security threats and anticipate how attackers might compromise networks. Already, this program has been utilized by some of the nation’s top financial institutions to train cyber security leaders to assess the vulnerability of their systems and more effectively manage the response processes.

Conducted entirely online, Norwich’s unique approach blends instructor-led lectures and group discussions with virtual lab exercises that replicate real-world scenarios.

Recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance education, Norwich University offers the penetration testing course to information security professionals across various industries.

Course Outline

The courses—Penetration Testing I and Penetration Testing II—are offered as two eight-week sessions and are taught by highly-regarded information security faculty with academic and industry experience.

  • Penetration Testing I (8 weeks)
    • Topics include: network vulnerabilities, exploitation, linux vulnerabilities, intelligence gathering and vulnerability scanning.
  • Penetration Testing II (8 weeks)
    • Topics include: wireless attacks, web application attacks, defeating cryptography, and penetration testing simulations.

Get Started

Speak with our admissions team today to get you enrolled in our next start date. Email us or call at 1-866-684-7237.

Tuition & Fees

  • Pen Testing I: $2,995
  • Pen Testing II: $2,995
  • Register for Penetration Testing I and Penetration Testing II at the same time and pay $5,250 for both courses—a savings of $740.
  • Contact us about our group payment plan when registering multiple people from an organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Professional development opportunities for you and your organization to enhance your knowledge and stay current in the field.
  • 36 CEUs per each eight-week session. The CEUs can be used toward recertification requirements in a wide array of certifying bodies, including CISSP and CISM certifications.
  • Networking with industry professionals and expert Norwich faculty.
  • Hands-on vulnerability testing in a virtual lab environment, testing different real-world scenarios each week and helping you to identify possible threats to your own network.
  • Ability to clone your IT network for continual penetration testing to improve your security and response processes.


As a leader in cyber security education, Norwich University understands the network security challenges faced by organizations today. The goal of our Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment courses is to help you and your organization stay at the forefront of this ever-changing field. Learn how to strengthen the defense of your network today.

Rosemare Pelletier - Program Director
Mike Albrethsen
Tijan Drammeh
Donald Holden
Thomas Hyslip
Charles Pak
Tom Paulger
Matt Plass

Penetration Testing Panel Discussion with Norwich Faculty

Hear a panel discussion with Norwich University's cyber security instructors on industry expectations and ethical boundaries with penetration testing.