Penetration Testing Training: Tools and Techniques — NCSC Certified Training

Level: Intermediate
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In this Penetration Testing training course you learn how hackers compromise operating systems and evade antivirus software. You will learn to discover weaknesses in your own network by using the same mindset and methods as hackers. You then acquire the skills to test and exploit your defences and implement countermeasures to reduce risk in your enterprise.

Key Features of this Penetration Testing Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Deploy ethical hacking to expose weaknesses in your organisation
  • Gather intelligence by employing reconnaissance, published data, and scanning tools
  • Test and improve your security by compromising your network using hacking tools
  • Protect against privilege escalation to prevent intrusions



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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Note: This course runs for 4 Days

  • 15 - 18 Nov 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 7 - 10 Mar 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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  • 1 - 4 Feb 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM GMT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important Penetration Testing Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Experience with security issues at the level of:
      • Course 468, System and Network Security Introduction, or
      • Course 446 CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Preparation
  • Recommended Experience

    • Knowledge in TCP/IP concepts

Penetration Testing Course Outline

  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking

    • Defining a penetration testing methodology
    • Creating a security testing plan
  • Footprinting and Intelligence Gathering

    Acquiring target information

    • Locating useful and relevant information
    • Scavenging published data
    • Mining archive sites

    Scanning and enumerating resources

    • Identifying authentication methods
    • Harvesting e–mail information
    • Interrogating network services
    • Scanning from the inside out with HTML and egress busting
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities

    Correlating weaknesses and exploits

    • Researching databases
    • Determining target configuration
    • Evaluating vulnerability assessment tools

    Leveraging opportunities for attack

    • Discovering exploit resources
    • Attacking with Metasploit
  • Attacking Servers and Devices to Build Better Defences

    Bypassing router Access Control Lists (ACLs)

    • Discovering filtered ports
    • Manipulating ports to gain access
    • Connecting to blocked services

    Compromising operating systems

    • Examining Windows protection modes
    • Analysing Linux/UNIX processes

    Subverting web applications

    • Injecting SQL and HTML code
    • Hijacking web sessions by prediction and Cross–Site Scripting (XSS)
    • Bypassing authentication mechanisms
  • Manipulating Clients to Uncover Internal Threats

    Baiting and snaring inside users

    • Executing client–side attacks
    • Gaining control of browsers

    Manipulating internal clients

    • Harvesting client information
    • Enumerating internal data

    Deploying the social engineering toolkit

    • Cloning a legitimate site
    • Diverting clients by poisoning DNS
  • Exploiting Targets to Increase Security

    Initiating remote shells

    • Selecting reverse or bind shells
    • Leveraging the Metasploit Meterpreter

    Pivoting and island–hopping

    • Deploying portable media attacks
    • Routing through compromised clients

    Pilfering target information

    • Stealing password hashes
    • Extracting infrastructure routing, DNS and NetBIOS data

    Uploading and executing payloads

    • Controlling memory processes
    • Utilising the remote file system
  • Testing Antivirus and IDS Security

    Masquerading network traffic

    • Obfuscating vectors and payloads
    • Side–stepping perimeter defences

    Evading antivirus systems

    • Discovering stealth techniques to inject malware
    • Uncovering the gaps in antivirus protection
  • Mitigating Risks and Next Steps

    • Reporting results and creating an action plan
    • Managing patches and configuration
    • Recommending cyber security countermeasures

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Penetration Testing Training FAQs

  • What is penetration testing?

    Penetration testing tests a computer system, network or web app to make sure there are not any vulnerabilities that a potential attacker could use. 

  • Can I take this penetration testing tools course online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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