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New Training: Metasploit Framework

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 25, 2021

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.

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