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Introduction to cyber security testing

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 10

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

The course considers case studies of basic problems of cyber security and the technical basis of vulnerabilities and how to test and recognise them.

Course contents

Lectures and hands on exercises on various topics of cyber security and testing of systems against different vulnerabilities.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, the student

  • is familiar with the basic concepts and the terminology of cyber security testing
  • is able to use security testing tools

Teaching schedule

Lectures on Tuesdays 10:15-12:00, recordings in Moodle. Exercise submissions every week, starting from the end of the second week.

Completion methods

The course can be completed fully online. Lectures and verbal teaching mainly in Finnish. Material in English and help can be provided in English as well. If you can’t participate on physical exercise sessions, we will provide help on Slack channel.

  • Weekly lectures and exercises (you can attend the labs on campus or online)
  • Lectures 14 h (recordings available)
  • Exercises will be arranged in contact teaching and online (28 h) and as independent work (85 h)

More information in the University of Oulu study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

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Responsible teachers

University of Oulu
Niklas Saari
University of Oulu
Teemu Tokola, University teacher

Further information about the course and studying

University of Oulu
Kimmo Halunen, Professor

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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University of Oulu
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Higher grades from the laboratory exercises can require programming and other technical skills
Course suitable for:
Anyone interested in learning the basics of cybersecurity testing
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