Blackunicorn academy

Our courses are offered as part of a membership Allowing you to take as little or as much time as you need to learn. All courses have been designed by a cybersecurity entrepreneur and Computer Science Professor.

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Courses designed by an American University Dean and Professor of Computer Science.

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All courses have start and end dates.

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Upon successful completion students receive academic certificates

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Self-paced or Instructor Led

BlackUnicorn Academy courses are designed for various learning styles. All our courses are self-paced with the option to add-on live instruction.

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Our Courses

BU Academy courses are designed to be taken in sequence allowing you to build your knowledge to enter into the field of cybersecurity.

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Web App Security & SDLC

In this course we will discuss information gathering, vulnerability detection, software development lifecycle and OWASP. Each portion of the course will involve understanding the web application architecture.

The following memberships have access to this course: Younglin, Padawan and Jedi

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Course Dates for Sum. I

Start Date: July 27, 2021

End Date: Aug 9, 2021

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Course Dates for Sum. II

Start Date: Aug. 10, 2021

End Date:  Aug 23, 2021

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Course Dates for Sum. II

Start Date: Aug 10, 2021

End Date: Aug 23, 2021

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Course Dates for Sum III

Start Date: Aug. 24, 2021

End Date:  Sep. 6, 2021

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Security Misconfiguration

This course will examine web applications from an infusec view. Covering what web app security is and why it is needed. Topics include HTTPS, SSL, OAuth, CSRF and Content Security policy.

The following memberships have access to this course:  Padawan, Jedi & Jedi Master

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Software Vulnerabilities

This course will examine web applications from an infoSec standpoint. The topics will discuss information gathering, vulnerability detection and OWASP. Each portion of the course will involve understanding the web application architecture and hardening a vulnerable application.

The following memberships have access to this course:  Padawan, Jedi & Jedi Master

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Course Dates for Fall. I

Start Date: Sep. 7, 2021 

End Date: Sep. 20, 2021

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Course Dates for Fall II

Start Date: Sep. 21, 2021

End Date:  Oct. 4, 2021

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Course Dates for Fall. II

Start Date: Sep. 21, 2021 

End Date: Oct. 4, 2021

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Course Dates for Fall III

Start Date: Oct. 5, 2021

End Date:  Oct. 18, 2021

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Broken Authentication

In this course we will explore poorly implemented user authentication, exploiting implementation flaws in authentication mechanisms and multi-factor authentication. Building upon the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.  

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi & Jedi Master

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Broken Access Control

In this course we will cover access control enforcement policy, what causes broken access control and how to rectify the issue. While learning about API’s and what to do with missing access controls building upon the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.

The following memberships have access to this course:   Jedi & Jedi Master

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Course Dates for Fall. III

Start Date: Oct. 5, 2021 

End Date: Oct. 18, 2021

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Course Dates for Fall IV

Start Date: Oct. 19, 2021

End Date:  Nov. 1, 2021

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Injections

In this course we will gain an understanding of the different types of Injections include command, PHP, HTML, SQL , LDAP, NoSQL, XML, ORM and Javascript. How to prevent injects and what to do when they occur.  

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi & Jedi Master

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Cross Site Scripting XSS

This course will examine web applications from an offensive security standpoint. The topics will discuss XSS infiltration, privilege escalation and OWASP. Each portion of the course will involve understanding the web application architecture, while building on the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi Master

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Insecure Deserilization

This course will examine web applications from an offensive security standpoint. The topics will discuss object and data structure related attacks, serialized objects, data tampering and OWASP. Each portion of the course will involve understanding the web application architecture, while building on the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.  

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi Master

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Sensitive Data Exposure

In this course we will gain an understanding of the protection needs of data in transit and at rest, layered approach to schema validation and encryption. Building upon the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi Master

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Logging & Monitoring

This course will examine web applications from an InfoSec view. Covering insufficient logs, API monitoring and log management solutions. Building upon the principles of Prevent, Detect and Contain.  

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi Master

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Pen Testing & Report

This course will examine web applications from an offensive security standpoint. The topics will discuss pen testing, why, what and how. Each portion of the course will involve understanding penetration testing a web application and writing a corresponding pen test report.

The following memberships have access to this course:  Jedi Master

Frequently Asked Questions

What Membership Should I Get

The courses in the BU Academy are designed to be taken in sequence allowing you to build your knowledge. Those seeking to enter into cybersecurity, InfoSec and  / upskill will be best suited to go with Jedi or Master Jedi. People just curious may prefer novice or younglings membership and those not sure should go with the Padawan membership.

Do I Need to Be a Techie

Currently, the courses below the Jedi level are at the intermediate knowledge level. Which means you need to have basic IT knowledge. All courses at the Jedi level and above are advanced courses. 

Membership Cancellation

You can cancel your membership anytime right from your account page. Once completed you will not be charge for any future membership renewals.

Course Refund

Be sure you want to take the course! Once you pay for the course and are enrolled no refunds will be issued per our T’s&C’s.

Payment Formats for Enrollment

Currently all courses are priced in US dollars and payment can be made using PayPal. Ghanaian students can use mobile money to pay through the offline payment option which requires agreement of T’s&C’s to be enrolled. 

Live Instruction add-on

We offer the option for students to have a seasoned and experienced under-graduate Computer Science Professor teach live group sessions to which greatly assist in student retention, comprehension and mastery of the subject matter. 

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