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By: ginasilvertree

August 17, 2018

Pentesting students on Cybrary are busy (as are all Cybrarians). Every day, there’s so much to do and learn! So, I took a little time (okay, a lot of time) to search the mysterious corners of the Cybrary site to put together this collection of pentesting content just for you.Keep in mind that some of the content kicks it old school; but, as a pentester, you should know old school tools and a bit of history. These, along with many others, are important elements in successful pentesting. For example, penetration testers sometimes need to ethically hack into older systems, which are often full of holes as they were built with little to no security. And, it’s helpful for pentesters to know the history of older hacking tools and why they can or can’t be used today.If you’re looking for intermediate or advanced Pentesting coursework, consider joining the 1000K+ members who are already part of the Cybrary Insider Pro Program to be “confidently guided down the path towards your next job and a new career.”And, now, back to the content: this list of Pentesting content is not for the faint of heart, so take your time. However, it’s been grouped in a moderately organized albeit charmingly random fashion.Plus, don’t forget to share this post with a friend who’s been itching to learn more about intermediate or advanced pentesting.

Pentesting Career Picture:

The Career Path of the Penetration TesterHow to be an Ethical Hacker in the U.K.Make a Pentester’s Salary – Here’s Where to StartThe Average Salary of a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)Hacker vs. Cracker – Do You Know The Difference?Hack Your Way to a Rewarding and Challenging Pentesting CareerPocket-Guide for the Penetration Tester Career PathInterview Prep: Penetration Tester

Overview and the Journey:

The Comprehensive Guide to Ethical HackingEthical Hacking OverviewRed Team Vs Blue Team ReviewThe Journey of Penetration TestingWhat is Penetration Testing to You?Are You Properly Using Your Hoodie as a Penetration Tester?

Phases and Tools:

Summarizing The Five Phases of Penetration TestingHow to Hack: The Full Penetration Testing Process7 Best Cyber Security Penetration Testing ToolsPentesting Methodology from an Attacker’s POVPenBox: An Automated Pentesting Framework

Tutorials and Toolkits:

Tutorial: Setting up a Virtual Pentesting Lab at HomeSet up Your Penetration Testing Lab for Web Application Security TestingHow to Build a USB Drive Pentesting ToolkitA Short Practice Guide for PenTestsSteps Before Your Physical Social Engineering PenTestA Few Tricks to Manually Pentest a Website (Without Any Tools)Start Learning Mobile Penetration Testing and the Smartphone Pentest FrameworkIndustrial Protocols For Pentesters

Assessments and Reporting:

Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing, An AnalysisPentesting vs. Vulnerability Assessment in Typical Application ScenariosWhat to Include in a Penetration Testing Report

Checklists and Cheat Sheets:

Penetration Testing ChecklistA Penetration Testing Checklist For Linux Machine – Intrusion DiscoveryA Penetration Testing Cheat Sheet For Windows Machine – Intrusion DetectionWeb Application Penetration Testing Checklist – A Detailed Cheat SheetWeb Server Penetration Testing Checklist

Labs and Test Prep:

Crack the CEH ExamCertified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Virtual LabEthical Hacking (CEH Preparation)Core Impact Web Application Penetration TestingComputer Forensics and Investigations Virtual LabUltimately, as a penetration tester, you’ll use your powers for good to find vulnerabilities in networks, internal systems, and applications. This might include automated testing but may also require manually attempting to breach security. Some days, you’ll be creating new tests to identify system weaknesses and pinpointing entry points for hackers. When vulnerabilities are identified, you’ll advise the powers that be (managers or executives) on how to make networks and systems more secure.It’s a crazy world out there and I want you to be ready for many of the scenarios you’ll encounter as a pentester; I hope the information provided in this post was helpful.
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