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Penetration Testing Online Training


Keith Barker

Anthony Sequeira


Penetration Testing Online Training

In this intermediate security skills training, Keith Barker covers the essential penetration testing methods and tools.

There’s an interesting phenomenon happening in the offensive security and penetration testing field right now. Penetration testers are in high-demand, and yet penetration testing is still one of the hardest fields to break into. There’s a reason for that. Knowing how to use penetration testing tools isn’t enough. You also need an expert-level understanding of applications, networks, and hardware — and that takes time.

With that said, if you already have a few years of network, server, or systems administration under your belt, then taking this hands-on penetration testing training will give you a significant advantage over other candidates. While this security training isn't necessarily mapped to an exam, it's designed to give IT professionals an edge in their move to security.

After finishing the videos in this Penetration Testing training, you'll have an understanding of threat actors, attack methods, and penetration testing methods, such as white-box, black-box, and grey-box tests, and how to use Kali Linux tools for authorized penetration testing and vulnerability analysis.

For anyone who manages their security training, this security training can be used to upskill IT professionals into penetration testers, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a security reference resource.

Penetration Testing: What You Need to Know

This Penetration Testing training has videos that cover topics including:

  • Using tools like BackTrack and Kali Linux in penetration testing
  • Uncovering hidden SSIDs
  • Bypassing MAC address filters
  • Breaking or cracking WPA2 wireless
  • Leveraging DHCP Starvation
  • Using CDP Flooding
  • PWNing a system with MSF
  • Exploiting DNS Spoofing
  • Detecting rootkits

Who Should Take Penetration Testing Training?

This Penetration Testing training is based on professional-level security training, which means it was designed for experienced IT professionals. This penetration testing skills course is designed for IT professionals with three to five years of experience with network, server, or systems administrator.

Experienced IT professionals. If you’re an IT professional with years of experience, this training will round out your security expertise and position you to enter the security career field. Understanding the different penetration testing stages, how to execute at every step of the way, and how to keep a network secure are all necessary parts of a security professional’s expertise, and this training will make sure you’ve got them all.

Skills You'll Learn in this Course

  • Penetration Testing with Linux Tools

    Intermediate11 hrs 16 mins40 videos
  • Penetration Testing Defined

    Intermediate 35 mins6 videos
  • Penetration Testing Learning Resources

    This penetration testing training includes videos and in-video quizzes.

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    MicroNugget: What is Black vs Gray vs White Box Testing?

    In this video, Keith Barker covers black, gray, and white box testing as it relates to vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. He’ll begin by clarifying the difference between “box” testing and “hat” testing. For example, how black box penetration testing is an entirely different concept from black hat activity.