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Ethical Hacking – A Complete Hands-On Training on Offensive Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Using Kali Linux.

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Course Overview

This course provides learners with a basic level of competency using a hands-on approach to gaining practical experience as a penetration tester or an ethical hacker (white, grey or black).

This course provides a fundamental look at offensive security concepts and techniques using a virtual install of Kali Linux and three different target victims, Windows XP, Server 2008 and Linux (Metesploitable2). This course provides a 100% hands-on approach to learning to be an ethical hacker or a pentester.

What you’ll learn?

  • Use virtualization as it applies to penetration testing.
  • Discover, scan and exploit network vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform an entry level penetration test.

How is the course structured?

The course uses short video tutorials, hands-on labs, virtualization, and open source tools for step-by-step learning of ethical hacking fundamentals; the same tools and open source software are used by professional penetration testers and ethical hackers.

This course provides videos, labs, and links for downloading the free and open source software used throughout this course.

You will able to build a virtual install of Kali Linux and Windows XP for the virtual lab environment. You should complete the first lab of this course before enrolling. Starting with lab 2, we will begin scanning and attacking a Windows XP victim. If the first lab cannot be completed, there is no need to enroll in the course since all labs that follow are dependent on the first lab being completed.

You will learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to stop them, the importance of a strong firewall, the importance of keeping systems and software updated and the use of complex passwords.

You will also learn how to launch DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows, keylogging, and password hacking. Completion of the course will help prepare an individual for an entry-level position as a pen-tester or ethical hacker. On completing this course, you will receive a course completion.

If you would like to discuss ethical hacking, watch someone else talk about technology or write a paper, there are plenty of other courses to choose from. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate the fundamental concepts of offensive hacking. In other words, learners will learn something by doing.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate the use of offensive security tools and techniques.
  • Proficiency in the use of the CLI (Command Line Interface) of Linux.
  • Use Linux as a hacking platform.

Who should take this course?

Network administrators, cybersecurity students, entry-level penetration testers, anyone who wants to be an ethical hacker, concerned parents, concerned spouses, law enforcement and anyone with a solid background in technology.

Who should not take this course?

Anyone suffering from techno-phobia (the fear of learning new technology). Anyone not having a good understanding of the OSI model, or the TCP/IP suite.

What are the course requirements, Knowledge level?

  • A good understanding of basic networking concepts, the TCPI/IP stack, how devices communicate, and basic troubleshooting of network connectivity issues.
  • How to use a computer, a mouse and a keyboard.
  • How to configure a static IP address on a Network adapter.
  • How to check for connectivity using PING, IPCONFIG, and IFCONFIG.
  • This course will not cover or review the OSI model, discuss IP addressing or any basic networking concepts. Students are expected to have these skills when they enroll.

Hardware

  • PC, laptop or desktop capable of virtualization (Virtualization enabled BIOS).
  • A minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more of RAM recommended).
  • Administrative access to the host operating system (You own the machine).
  • LAN or cable connection for Internet access (Cannot use a wireless connection).
  • High-speed internet access using a reliable Internet connection (5mb or higher throughput).

Software

  • Any 64-bit Windows operating system (preferred).
  • A current 64-bit version of Mac or a Linux operating system.
  • Installation of VMWare Player (free edition) for Windows and Linux users (Links provided in the lab).
  • Installation of Virtualbox for MAC (Links provided in the lab).
  • Installation of 7zip (Links provided in the lab).
  • Copy of Kali ISO or Kali VMWare or Virtualbox image (Links provided in the lab).
  • Copy of Windows XP SP2 (Links provided in the lab).
  • Copy of Server 2008 SPI 32 bit (Links provided in the lab).
  • Copy of Metesploitable2 (Links provided in the lab).

Who this course is for?

  • Anyone wanting a pure 100% hands-on learning experience.
  • Anyone wanting to learn the basics network penetration.
  • Anyone wanting to apply basic hacking concepts.

Requirements

  • Complete Module 01 – Virtual Network Lab Build.
  • A laptop or desktop capable of running two simultaneous virtual installs in conjunction with their host operating system.
  • Basic networking skills, IP addressing, familiarization with ports and services, configure a network adapter, use PING, IFCONFIG, IPCONFIG.
  • Reliable LAN or cable connection for Internet access.
  • A host machine running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (preferred). MAC and Apple machines will work but a Windows host is preferred.
  • A minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred).
  • Basic computer fundamentals.
  • Basic operating system fundamentals.

Course Content

Section One: Virtual Network Lab Build

  • Start here!

Section Two: For VirtualBox Users

  • Video and lab – Creating a Virtual install of Kali using VirtualBox
  • Video and lab – Creating an Unattended Virtual Install of XP Using Virtualbox
  • Video – Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues With Virtualization

Section Three: For VMWare Users

  • Video and lab – Creating a Virtual install of Kali Using VMWare
  • Video and Lab – Creating an Unattended Virtual Install of XP Using VMWare
  • Video- Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues!

Section Four: Optimizing Kali

  • Video and lab – Install Kali Linux Tools Using Katoolin

Section Five: Anonymity – Remaining Anonymous While Hacking Online

  • Video and Lab – Remaining Anonymous Online using TOR and Proxychains
  • Video and Lab – Setup a free VPN Using Kali Linux
  • Video and Lab – Using anonsurf on Kali Linux to Stay Anonymous

Section Six: Gathering Information – Open-source intelligence (OSINT)

  • Video and Lab – Information Gathering Using Maltego
  • Video and Lab – Information Gathering Using Metagoofil

Section Seven: NMap

  • Video and Lab – Introduction to NMap
  • Video and lab – NMap Scripting Engine (NSE)
  • Video and lab – Scanning for WannaCry Ransomware

Section Eight: Scanning for Vulnerabilities

  • Video and Lab – Installing NESSUS Using Docker
  • Video and lab – Scanning for Vulnerabilities Using Nessus
  • Video – Using Your Nessus Scan Results
  • Video and Lab – Installing OpenVAS Using Docker
  • Video and Lab – Scanning for Vulnerabilities Using OpenVAS

Section Nine: Exploiting Windows XP

  • Video and Lab- Using Metasploit to Launch a DOS Attack Against Windows XP
  • Video and Lab – Establishing A VNC Shell Using Meterpreter
  • Video and Lab – Using Meterpreter to backdoor Windows XP

Section Ten: NetCat

  • Lab – Using Netcat to Exploit Server 2008

Section Eleven: Exploiting Linux

  • Video and lab – Installing Metasploitable2 Using VirtualBox
  • Video and lab – Installing Metasploitable2 Using VMWare
  • Lab – Learning to Hack Linux Using Metasploitable2
  • Lab – Exploring Endpoint Attacks
  • Video and lab – This is SPARTA

Section Twelve: Social Engineering

  • Video and Lab – Using the Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)

Section Thirteen: BASH Scripting for Pentesters

  • Video and Lab – Introduction to BASH Scripting
  • Video and Lab – Creating a BASH Script for Scanning Vulnerable Ports
  • Lab -Linux BASH Shell Scripting -Task Scheduling

Section Fourteen:  Password Cracking

  • Video and Lab – Password Cracking Using Medusa
  • Video and Lab – Passwords Cracking Using Mimikatz

Section Fifteen: Web Based Application Attacks

  • Video and Lab – Installing w3af in Kali Linux Using Docker
  • Video and Lab – Conducting A Website Vulnerability Scan Using w3af
  • Video and Lab – Performing a Browser Based Attack
  • Video and lab – SQL Injection Attack Using SQLmap

Section Sixteen: Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF)

  • Video and Lab – Configure Kali for Exploiting the WAN
  • Video and lab – The Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF)

Section Seventeen: Capture the Flag Walk-through – Mr. Robot

  • Lab file – Capture the Flag (CTF) – Mr. Robot
  • Video Walk Through -Key #1
  • Video Walk through – Key #2
  • Video Walk Through – Key #3

Section Eighteen: Capture the Flag Walk-through – Stapler

  • Lab File – Walk-through – CTF – Stapler
  • Video – Capture the Flag – Stapler Part 1
  • Video – Capture the Flag – Stapler Part 2
  • Video – Capture the Flag – Stapler Part 3

Section Nineteen: Bonus – Digital Forensics Case Management

  • Video – Attaching an External USB Device in Kali
  • Video and Lab -Digital Forensics Using Autopsy Part I
  • Video and Lab – Digital Forensics Using Autopsy Part II
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