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.