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    Pentester Basics

    Course Description:

    Dive into the foundational principles and practices of penetration testing with our comprehensive "Penetration Testing Basics" course. Designed for beginners and aspiring cybersecurity professionals, this course provides a thorough introduction to the tools, techniques, and methodologies used by ethical hackers to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    • Understanding Penetration Testing: Gain a clear understanding of what penetration testing involves, including its purpose, scope, and the ethical considerations required.
    • Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Learn about the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, including threat landscapes, attack vectors, and common vulnerabilities.
    • Tools of the Trade: Get hands-on experience with industry-standard tools such as Nmap, Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Wireshark.
    • Phases of Penetration Testing: Explore the key phases of a penetration test, from reconnaissance and scanning to exploitation and reporting.
    • Network Penetration Testing: Learn how to assess and secure networks by identifying potential weaknesses and exploiting them in a controlled environment.
    • Web Application Security: Understand the basics of web application security testing, including common vulnerabilities like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).
    • Reporting and Mitigation: Develop skills in creating detailed and actionable penetration test reports, along with strategies for mitigating identified vulnerabilities.

    Course Modules:

    1. Introduction to Penetration Testing
      • Overview of Penetration Testing
      • Ethical Hacking Principles
      • Legal and Ethical Considerations
    2. Cybersecurity Basics
      • Understanding Cyber Threats
      • Common Attack Vectors
      • Security Best Practices
    3. Penetration Testing Methodology
      • Phases of Penetration Testing
      • Reconnaissance Techniques
      • Scanning and Enumeration
    4. Hands-on with Penetration Testing Tools
      • Introduction to Nmap
      • Working with Metasploit
      • Using Burp Suite for Web Testing
      • Network Analysis with Wireshark
    5. Network Penetration Testing
      • Network Scanning and Mapping
      • Vulnerability Assessment
      • Exploiting Network Vulnerabilities
    6. Web Application Penetration Testing
      • Identifying Web Application Vulnerabilities
      • Exploitation Techniques
      • Securing Web Applications
    7. Reporting and Mitigation
      • Creating Effective Penetration Test Reports
      • Communicating Findings to Stakeholders
      • Strategies for Vulnerability Mitigation

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is ideal for IT professionals, network administrators, aspiring ethical hackers, and anyone interested in starting a career in cybersecurity. No prior experience in penetration testing is required, though a basic understanding of computer networks and operating systems will be beneficial.

    Course Duration:

    The course spans over 2 days, with instructional content per week, including lectures, hands-on labs, and interactive discussions.

    Certification:

    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Penetration Testing Basics, demonstrating their foundational knowledge and practical skills in ethical hacking and penetration testing.

    Embark on your journey into the world of ethical hacking and cybersecurity with our "Penetration Testing Basics" course, and equip yourself with the skills to protect and secure digital assets effectively.

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