Free Course


time5.65 Hours
ceu5.65 CEU/CPE
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Course Intro
In this free online Metasploit training course, you will dive deep into the Metasploit Framework to learn just how the popular software platform works for penetration testing. Metasploit is a free tool with which you can develop, test, and execute exploits.
Module 1 - Introduction & Kali Installation
Module 2 - Metasploit Fundamentals
Module 3 - Information Gathering
Module 4 - Vulnerability Scanning
Module 5 - Client Side Attacks
Module 6 - Post Exploitation
Module 7 - Maintaining Access
Module 8 - Metasploit Extended Usage
Module 9 - Using the Metasploit GUIs
Course Description

This free Metasploit training class will teach you to utilize the deep capabilities of Metasploit for penetration testing. Take an in-depth look at the Metasploit Framework so that you can be confident that you are using this free tool to its fullest capabilities. Metasploit’s capabilities are wide, and this class will help you to prepare to run vulnerability assessments for organizations of any size.

Here is what the class will cover:

Fundamentals about the framework
Framework organization
How to install it
How to contribute

Resource Files

Port scanning
Vulnerability scanning

Network based exploit
Client side exploit
Browser Autopwn
Local exploits

Post Exploitation
Meterpreter scripts
Post exploitation modules
Privilege Escalation
Information Gathering
Avoiding Detection

Writing Metasploit Modules
Writing an exploit module
Writing an auxiliary module
Writing a post exploitation module
Meterpreter scripting


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What is Metasploit?

Metasploit Framework, created by the Metasploit Project, is the mot popular exploitation tool available for developing, testing, and performing exploits. It allows penetration testers, auditors, and vulnerability assessment personnel to create their own penetration testing systems and exploit modules.

What Does the Metasploit Training Course Cover?

Cybrary’s free online Metasploit course will help you learn how to use the Metasploit Framework software for penetration testing. The goal of this course is to ensure that users are taking advantage of all that the platform has to offer. When you have completed the class, you will have in-depth knowledge of the Metasploit software, and you will be ready to offer your organization even better security and protection from cyber attacks.

The course covers the following Metasploit topics:

  • Fundamentals about Metasploit Framework
  • Usage
  • Scanning
  • Exploitation
  • Post Exploitation
  • Writing Metasploit Modules

In this course you will learn to use the Metasploit framework platform, how to perform penetration tests on applications and databases, how to perform attacks and test vulnerabilities, and how to take control over working computers.

This course has a total of 5 hrs. 39 min. clock hours. Upon finishing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Are There Prerequisites for the Metasploit Class?

There are no prerequisites for this course and you do not have to have programming skills or IT work experience. This is a course that is useful to IT security beginners as well as those already in a cybersecurity position. It is recommended that you have general IT knowledge and it is good to be familiar with Linux/Unix OS (but this isn’t required).

Who Should Take the Metasploit Training Class?

Every current penetration tester should have knowledge of Metasploit. Additionally, it is useful for:

  • Future penetration testers
  • Vulnerability assessment personnel
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Researchers
  • Auditors
  • Programmers
  • Any IT professional who has to test regularly to maintain compliance requirements
  • Any IT professional who runs scheduled testing of security infrastructure as a best practice

Why Take the Metasploit Training Course?

Whether you are currently working in the cybersecurity field or just beginning your IT career, taking the Metasploit training course will be beneficial to you in various ways. It is a free tool that has the potential to achieve the same power as other pricey commercial tools.

If you are new to the IT industry, perhaps just embarking on your career, you need to know Metasploit. The training course will teach you how to utilize the software platform to conduct attacks, identify vulnerabilities, and patch them. Metasploit is a platform that you will likely be expected to be familiar with as you search for employment, as most IT organizations do use it.

If you are currently working in a cybersecurity role, this course offers you additional knowledge that will enhance your penetration testing skills. While you may already have some familiarity with Metasploit, our online course will still be beneficial to you because it’s estimated that users only rely on about 10 percent of the platform’s functionality. This course will help you completely master that 10 percent, while introducing you to the additional 90 percent of Metasploit’s features that you are not currently taking advantage of. This will not only increase your overall knowledge, it will improve the efficacy of your testing and ability to protect your company’s information, making you even more valuable to your organization.

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