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Security: Penetration Testing Level 1   NEW!

Do you understand your IT vulnerabilities and common security weakness so that you can protect your environment? It is important to secure our systems and then to test that security for flaws or exploits. This class teaches the basics of penetration testing using examples and hands-on exercises. We will explore several different aspects of modern testing methodology using current tools like Kali Linux, Burp Suite, and Nmap.

This class will cover the setup of a testing system and systems to practice on as well as the practical tests themselves. Recommended as the 6th course in the Information Security Certificate.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of penetration testing and what it is
  • Set up systems to perform the tests from as well as on for practice
  • Use and install Kali Linux
  • Scan networks to find hosts and other points of attack
  • Scan web applications to both identify them and attack them
  • Apply social engineering to leverage human knowledge and behavior
  • Use Nmap and other tools to scan the network and hosts

Audience: Anyone interested in defending their networks and applications from attack

Recommended Prerequisites: Strong knowledge of the Windows OS

 

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