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This intermediate Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for Penetration Testing training prepares security technicians to gather enough information about a target system and perform effective vulnerability scans so your penetration tests are optimally effective.
The world of cybersecurity has many tools that professionals can use to ensure a system or network's security. Of all those tools, penetration testing is one of the most powerful and versatile ways to identify a network's leaks and holes so they can be patched before they're ever exploited. But a penetration tool is worthless as a tool without adequate information gathered ahead of time. Planning a penetration test without gathering network and system information ahead of time is like leaving on a road trip without a destination or a map.
This Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for Penetration Testing training puts the tools for preparing a successful penetration test into your hands.
For supervisors, this pen testing training can be used to onboard new security technicians, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a security reference resource.
Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for Penetration Testing: What You Need to Know
For any security technician looking to improve their proficiency with vulnerability scans, this security course covers topics such as:
- Leveraging both passive and active information gathering
- Identifying sources of information and how to import them
- Analyzing data streams for relevant information
- Using technologies and tools custom built for pen testing and vulnerability scanning
Who Should Take Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for Penetration Testing Training?
This Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for Penetration Testing training is considered specialist-level security training, which means it was designed for security technicians with three to five years of experience with information gathering and vulnerability scans.
New or aspiring security technicians. If you're a brand new security technician, you may already have dreams of performing penetration tests and playing the part of the white hat hacker for your career. You'll never get there if you don't learn the best ways to gather information through judicious vulnerability scans and careful passive collection. This training gets you ready for a fun and rewarding career performing pen tests to your heart's content.
Experienced security technicians. If you've been working as a security technician for some time already, you might have already had the chance to perform a penetration test, or to be on a team performing one. If you have, you already know that a pen test is practically worthless if it can't be tailored to the target network and exploit specific weaknesses or holes. The only way to learn those is through information gathering and vulnerability scanning, which is exactly what this training prepares you for.
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