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Certificate in Web Application Penetration Testing

IVE - Information Technology
IVE - Information Technology
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Programme Code
Subject Area
Information Technology
Programme Type
Offering Institution
IVE - Information Technology
Contact Hours
60 Hour(s)
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Programme Fee
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
IT524055Q-1 2024.04.09 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan)
Cantonese supplemented with English

The Web Application Penetration Testing Technologies Certificate program aims to equip learners with knowledge and practical skills to identify server and web application vulnerabilities, apply penetration testing principles and tools, and implement techniques to secure web applications in the workplace.




Programme Intended Learning Outcomes


On completion of the programme, learners will be able to:


  1. apply penetration testing principles to analyze the level of security for web applications;
  2. select and use appropriate penetration testing tools in discovering and exploiting vulnerable web applications; and
  3. implement appropriate approach for protecting web applications.



- 1 to 2 nights per week (Tue & Thu, 18:30-21:30).

- In special circumstances, some lessons may be conducted in online mode.

- Duration: 60hrs. The normal duration for completion of the programme is around 5 months.


Entry Requirements

Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, plus at least one year of relevant work experience, or equivalent; or
Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E/Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, plus at least two years of relevant work experience, or equivalent; or
Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board plus at least one year of relevant work experience; or
Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above plus at least one year of relevant work experience AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
At least two years of relevant work experience plus other relevant verifiable prior learning that are deemed appropriate by respective Programme Board AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written.

Financial Assistance Scheme

Vplus Creative Industries

As a part of the Vplus Subsidy Scheme, Vplus Creative Industries is supported by the HKSAR Government to encourage working adults to pursue higher qualifications for career advancement and to promote lifelong learning. 


Successful applicants can be reimbursed 60% of the tuition fees paid for the programme, maximum HK$36,000 per person. Applicants may apply for reimbursement for more than one eligible programmes. 


Original tuition fee: $15,000

Tuition fee after funding: $6,000


More Details


Application deadline: 10 Mar 2024 (Sun)

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⦁ Applicants who fulfil the entry requirements will receive a payment notice later. Applications are not required to pay the tuition at this moment.

⦁ In general, course enrollment is made on a first-come-first-served basis.

⦁ Subject to the availability of the classes, applicants will be informed to change to another class if the applied class was full.

⦁ Any change in class selection will be put on the waiting list.


(Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00)

Website: it.vtc.edu.hk


Enrollment and Enquiry:

Tel: 2595-2764


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