Advanced Penetration Testing


The Advanced Penetration Testing course teaches the cyber attack lifecycle from the perspective of an adversary. Become more familiar with the most widely used penetration-testing tools, manipulate network traffic, and perform web application attacks such as cross-site scripting and SQL injection.

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Those who continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future." - Brian Tracy

Penetration testing is one of the most in-demand skill sets right now. There are more jobs that require advanced level hacking then there are people who have the ability to fill them, and this class is a really great one.

Let penetration testing and ethical hacking subject matter expert, published author, and industry event speaker, Georgia Weidman teach you advanced penetration testing based on her classic book, "Penetration Testing: a Hands-On Introduction to Hacking".

About this Online Advanced Penetration Testing Training

In our online Advanced Penetration Testing training class, you'll learn how to use advanced techniques and well-known pen-testing tools in more sophistocated ways. Learn how to attack from the web using cross-site scripting, SQL injection attacks, remote and local file inclusion and how to use social engineering to break into a network. You'll also learn the post-exploitation process, such as - how to backdoor SSH logins, enable RDP and other data exfiltration techniques. It's a dive into the world of advanced pen-testing, and there are no life jackets - only binaries.

If you're looking for a comprehensive introduction to penetration testing we also have our Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing course.

What Is Involved in this Advanced Penetration Testing Course?

This course provides a more sophistocated approach to penetration testing . You will learn to exploit networks using various methods, including SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, and local and remote file inclusion, while gaining the knowledge of how to defend the network you are penetrating. Unethical hackers are becoming increasingly more devious and cunning when it comes to technology. That means that more advanced level ethical hackers are needed to and to help create more secure networks and systems for our modern, high-security environments.

The course also covers the post-exploitation process, including how to enable RDP, backdoor SSH logins, and use other data exfiltration techniques. The Advanced Penetration Testing course had a total clock time of 14 hrs. and 26 mins. and you will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course. Georgia Weidman, penetration testing and hacking subject matter expert, author, and well-known industry event speaker, will teach you everything you need to know!

Are There Prerequisites for the Advanced Penetration Testing Training?

While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is primarily designed for penetration testers who are looking for more advanced level techniques that will help them better protect high-security organizations. It's recommended that students are familiar with IT security best practices and have a working knowledge of TCP/IP and common web technologies, including:

  • Windows administration for servers and workstations
  • Linux/ *NIX system administration
  • Command-line proficiency on both Windows and *NIX systems

They should also have some basic knowledge of the following languages:

  • Python
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • SQL

What Does an Advanced Penetration Tester Do?

Advanced penetration testers are the IT professionals who identify the vulnerabilities in network and software security and then provide suggestions and methods for how to resolve those gaps. Penetration testers are now essential in corporate environments with a mature cybersecurity strategy. Advanced penetration testers use the same methods of a cyber attacker but with the motivation to help prevent those attacks. Just as a criminal hacker takes a high-level look at an organization's technical landscape to determine how to proceed with an attack, penetration testers investigate the complexities of the infrastructure to identify attacks before they happen. Because penetration testers use the same tools and strategies that criminal attackers use to identify vulnerabilities, they are able to uncover the areas within systems, networks, and applications that are most at risk for attack.

Why Take the Advanced Penetration Testing Course?

As one of the categories of illegial activities, Cybercrime now ranks third in dollar value worldwide. In 2018, a study by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with McAfee, concluded that close to $600 billion, nearly one percent of global GDP, is lost to cybercrime each year. To combat the ever-rising threat of cyberattacks, more organizations are working to develop strategies to fight and prevent these attacks. As a result, the cybersecurity job market is expanding. It is no longer sufficient to deal with attacks as they happen, companies need individuals to perform penetration testing proactively. Taking the Advanced Penetration Testing course will help prepare you to enter a field where you will be in-demand, making the potential for advancement greater than they are in other industries. If you have a passion for information technology and you want to be a white-hat hacker, this is definitely the course for you.

Instructed By
Georgia Weidman
Georgia Weidman
Founder and CTO at Shevirah and Bulb Security
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