Session Hijacking

Are you preparing for an ethical hacking course or certification? Take professional cybersecurity instructor Ken Underhill’s Session Hijacking course. Learn about how an attacker takes over a session between a user and host. Explore hands-on virtual lab activities to strengthen your session hijacking skills.

Course Content

Course Description

We will cover basic information about session hijacking in Module 1. Since this is a skill-based course, we will then move into performing hands-on labs in Module 2. You will also learn how to set up and configure your own virtual environment for performing the example lab provided. The course will culminate with an assessment lab that students will need to perform (found in the supplemental resources section). Knowledge of session hijacking can be beneficial to defenders; however, this course is intended for ethical hackers (attackers). This course will be most beneficial for students that are studying for penetration testing related certifications, like the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Pentest+, GPEN, or OSCP.


Students should be familiar with common IT and cybersecurity terminology. Students should also have basic computer knowledge and an understanding of basic computer networking. Students will also need access to Cybrary labs to complete the hands-on part of this course.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain what session hijacking is
  • * Perform a session hijacking attack

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    Instructed by

    Ken Underhill

    I'm a cybersecurity professional who has worked primarily in healthcare and as an adjunct professor of digital forensics. I have been instructing online for several years, primarily in business and health-related areas. I hold both the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator) certifications from EC-Council and am a content reviewer/writer for both exams (no, I can’t give you the answer key lol). I began helping other professionals pass the CHFI exam after struggling in my first exam attempt. To date, I have helped tens of thousands of people around the world pass the CEH and CHFI exams.

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    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Session Hijacking Certificate of Completion