Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training

Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training

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Course Overview:

Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training Course Hands-on

As a cybersecurity professional, you have a unique responsibility to find and understand your organization’s vulnerabilities and to work diligently to mitigate them before the bad guys pounce. Are you ready? Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training, the flagship course for penetration testing, fully arms you to address this duty head-on.

This Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training course provides a comprehensive dive into the methodologies used to attack target environments. Our focus is always on understanding the attacks in depth while maximizing the business value of a penetration test through technical excellence with a business understanding. Successful penetration testers don’t just throw a bunch of hacks against an organization and regurgitate the output of their tools. Instead, they need to understand how these tools work in depth, and conduct their test in a careful, professional manner. This Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training course explains the inner workings of numerous tools and their use in effective network penetration testing projects. When teaching the class, I particularly enjoy the numerous hands-on exercises culminating with a final pen-testing extravaganza lab.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

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Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

• Attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of TCP/IP, understand the differences between cryptographic routines such as DES, AES, and MD5, and have a basic knowledge of the Windows and Linux command lines before they step into class. While Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training is technically in-depth, it is important to note that programming knowledge is NOT required for the course.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training course:

• Security personnel whose job involves assessing networks and systems to find and remediate vulnerabilities
• Penetration testers
• Ethical hackers
• Defenders who want to better understand offensive methodologies, tools, and techniques
• Auditors who need to build deeper technical skills
• Forensics specialists who want to better understand offensive tactics

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Develop tailored scoping and rules of engagement for penetration testing projects to ensure the work is focused, well defined and conducted in a safe manner
• Conduct detailed reconnaissance using document metadata, search engines and other publicly available information sources to build a technical and organizational understanding of the target environment
• Utilize the Nmap scanning tool to conduct comprehensive network sweeps, port scans, Operating System fingerprinting and version scanning to develop a map of target environments
• Choose and properly execute Nmap Scripting Engine scripts to extract detailed information from target systems
• Configure and launch the Nessus vulnerability scanner so that it discovers vulnerabilities through both authenticated and unauthenticated scans in a safe manner, and customize the output from such tools to represent the business risk to the organization
• Analyze the output of scanning tools to manually verify findings and perform false positive reduction using Netcat and the Scapy packet crafting tools
• Utilize the Windows and Linux command lines to plunder target systems for vital information that can further overall penetration test progress, establish pivots for deeper compromise and help determine business risks
• Configure the Metasploit exploitation tool to scan, exploit and then pivot through a target environment in-depth
• Conduct comprehensive password attacks against an environment, including automated password guessing (while avoiding account lockout), traditional password cracking, rainbow table password cracking and pass-the-hash attacks
• Launch web application vulnerability scanners such as ZAP and then manually exploit Cross-Site Request Forgery, Cross-Site Scripting, Command Injection and SQL injection attacks to determine the business risks faced by an organization

Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training – Course Syllabus:

Comprehensive Pen Test Planning, Scoping, and Recon

The Mindset of the Professional Pen Tester
Building a World-Class Pen Test Infrastructure
Creating Effective Pen Test Scopes and Rules of Engagement
Detailed Recon Using the Latest Tools
Effective Pen Test Reporting to Maximize Impact
Mining Search Engine Results
Document Metadata Extraction and Analysis

In-Depth Scanning

Tips for Awesome Scanning
Tcpdump for the Pen Tester
Nmap In-Depth: The Nmap Scripting Engine
Version Scanning with Nmap
Vulnerability Scanning with Nessus
False-Positive Reduction
Packet Manipulation with Scapy
Enumerating Users
Netcat for the Pen Tester
Monitoring Services during a Scan


Comprehensive Metasploit Coverage with Exploits/Stagers/Stages
Strategies and Tactics for Anti-Virus Evasion
In-Depth Meterpreter Analysis, Hands-On
Implementing Port Forwarding Relays for Merciless Pivots
How to Leverage Shell Access of a Target Environment

Post-Exploitation and Merciless Pivoting

Windows Command Line Kung Fu for Penetration Testers
PowerShell’s Amazing Post-Exploitation Capabilities
Password Attack Tips
Account Lockout and Strategies for Avoiding It
Automated Password Guessing with THC-Hydra
Retrieving and Manipulating Hashes from Windows, Linux, and Other Systems
Pivoting through Target Environments
Extracting Hashes and Passwords from Memory with Mimikatz Kiwi

In-Depth Password Attacks and Web App Pen Testing

Password Cracking with John the Ripper
Sniffing and Cracking Windows Authentication Exchanges Using Cain
Using Rainbow Tables to Maximum Effectiveness
Pass-the-Hash Attacks with Metasploit and More
Finding and Exploiting Cross-Site Scripting
Cross-Site Request Forgery
SQL Injection
Leveraging SQL Injection to Perform Command Injection
Maximizing Effectiveness of Command Injection Testing

Penetration Test & Capture the Flag Workshop

Applying Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Practices End-to-End
Merciless Pivoting
Analyzing Results

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