New Training: Metasploit Framework
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bob Salmans explores the Metasploit Framework which is an extremely useful toolset used in penetration testing. Watch this new CompTIA training.
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This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 46 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Metasploit Startup and Workspaces
- Metasploit Modules
- Metasploit Options and Payloads
- Managing Metasploit Sessions
- Using Meterpreter
- Metasploit Framework Review
- Intro to the Metasploit Framework
What is the Metasploit Framework?
The Metasploit Framework is an open-source suite of tools for performing penetration testing. It lets you develop exploit code and then execute it on a target system. Written in Ruby, the software uses a modular approach that allows you to combine exploits with payloads.
To use the Metasploit Framework, you do the following:
- Determine whether the target system is vulnerable to exploits.
- Select and configure an exploit for the target system from the set of exploits available within the software.
- Select and configure a payload and choose an encoding technique for it.
- Execute the exploit on the target system.
The Metasploit Framework runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows. It includes a command-line interface (CLI) and a scanner called Zenmap, which can help you glean information about the target system that you want to exploit.
While the Metasploit Framework is free, there is also a commercial version called Metasploit Pro, which offers more advanced features.