Nmap: Network Security Scanning Basics & Advanced Techniques
What you'll learn
- Gain critical skills to become a penetration tester, ethical hacker, and security professional
- You will become skilled at testing your network security using one of the most powerful network security tools available.
- Learn how to rapidly scan networks for undiscovered hosts and services
- Find vulnerable systems during penetration tests
- Learn the basics of the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) and start to build your own NSE scripts
- Perform network scanning safely and effectively
- Students should have the knowledge and ability to setup virtual machines to run Nmap on and to scan against.
- Basic familiarity with the Linux command line is extremely helpful
- A computer system with the sufficient hardware resources to run one to two virtual machines. 4GBs of memory is a minimum and 8GBs is recommended.
What is this course about?
You will become an expert using the most powerful and flexible network scanner available. Nmap is the scanner that other scanners are measured against and you will know how to use it from start to finish.
This course will start off with the basics of network scanning with Nmap and move into how you can use it safely and effectively in your network. You will use practical examples and demonstrations to learn how to use Nmap right now!
Why should you take this course?
This course is based on real experiences using Nmap in network security tests on a huge variety of networks. When you are done, you will have the information you need to safely and effectively scan networks for vulnerabilities, services, and hosts. You will start out at the very basics and work your way up to writing your own basic Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) scripts.
You will learn a core tool that will help you become a more effective:
Nmap is an incredibly powerful tool that you can use to troubleshoot network issues, find unknown network services, and vulnerabilities.
What students are saying:
"Superb. Covers the subject very nicely with no wasted dialog."
- James B.
"You present the ideas well, you have a good voice to listen to, you give clear explanations, your video resolution is excellent, and your reference material is excellent."
- Pamela D.
"Being new to IT and pentesting, this course was both informative and practical. I learned more than I though I would about Nmap and its many many features. Looking forward to more courses offered by this teacher/company. Thank you!"
- Matthew K.
Some of the topics include:
Getting and installing Nmap
Port scanning basics with Nmap
Safe scanning techniques
Performance and tuning considerations
Nmap Scripting Engine
Writing NSE scripts
When you complete this course, you will have gone from the basics of Nmap to how to customize your scans to solve some of the different problems you may be facing with your network.
Who this course is for:
- Systems administrators, network administrators, network security admins
- IT professionals and developers
- Security enthusiasts and those curious about discovering hosts on networks
Jason Wood is an expert in cybersecurity, network security and testing the security of networks and websites. He has spent years as a consultant breaking the cybersecurity controls of his clients and showing them how to fix vulnerabilities. He has been in cybersecurity and information technology for over 15 years. Jason enjoys presenting on security topics at conferences and in classes. He has taught classes on penetration testing, security operations and vulnerability assessments.
In his free time, Jason enjoys giving back to his community by working with teenagers as a CyberPatriot mentor and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. The enthusiasm of these young men and women keeps him fired up as they learn about computer security, service and leadership.