Adversarial Cyberspace Operations

Course #CY4710

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course explores the underlying principles and TTPs (tactics, tools and procedures) of offensive cyberspace operations, and considers the campaign-level advantages achievable through delivery of cyber effects. It examines the use of cyber capabilities against target networks, based on a methodology of cyber reconnaissance of network defenses and vulnerabilities, analysis of viable options for exploitations, preparation and delivery of cyber effects, and post-delivery impact assessment. Students will gain experience using the latest tools and techniques for penetration-testing against target networks.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 225


  • CY3000
  • CS3690
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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