Practical Ethical Hacking - The Complete Course
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Practical Ethical Hacking - The Complete Course

2020 Launch! Learn how to hack like a pro by a pro. Up to date practical hacking techniques with absolutely no filler.
4.7 (13,068 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 24.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Practical ethical hacking and penetration testing skills
  • Network hacking and defenses
  • Active Directory exploitation tactics and defenses
  • Common web application attacks
  • How to hack wireless networks
  • Learn how to write a pentest report
  • Understand the security threats affecting networks and applications
  • OWASP Top 10
  • IT security trends
Requirements
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • For Mid-Course Capstone: A subscription to hackthebox is suggested, but not required to complete the course.
  • For Wireless Hacking: A wireless adapter that supports monitor mode (links provided in course).
  • For Active Directory Lab Build: A minimum of 16GB of RAM is suggested. Students can still participate in the course, but may experience slow lab environments.
Description

Welcome to this course on Practical Ethical Hacking.  To enjoy this course, you need nothing but a positive attitude and a desire to learn.  No prior knowledge is required.

In this course, you will learn the practical side of ethical hacking.  Too many courses teach students tools and concepts that are never used in the real world.  In this course, we will focus only on tools and topics that will make you successful as an ethical hacker.  The course is incredibly hands on and will cover many foundational topics.

In this course, we will cover:

  1. A Day in the Life on an Ethical Hacker.  What does an ethical hacker do on a day to day basis?  How much can he or she make?  What type of assessments might an ethical hacker perform?  These questions and more will be answered.

  2. Effective Notekeeping.  An ethical hacker is only as good as the notes he or she keeps.  We will discuss the important tools you can use to keep notes and be successful in the course and in the field.

  3. Networking Refresher.  This section focuses on the concepts of computer networking.  We will discuss common ports and protocols, the OSI model, subnetting, and even walk through a network build with using Cisco CLI.

  4. Introductory Linux.  Every good ethical hacker knows their way around Linux.  This section will introduce you to the basics of Linux and ramp up into building out Bash scripts to automate tasks as the course develops.

  5. Introductory Python.  Most ethical hackers are proficient in a programming language.  This section will introduce you to one of the most commonly used languages among ethical hackers, Python.  You'll learn the ins and outs of Python 3 and by the end, you'll be building your own port scanner and writing exploits in Python.

  6. Hacking Methodology. This section overviews the five stages of hacking, which we will dive deeper into as the course progresses.

  7. Reconnaissance and Information Gathering.  You'll learn how to dig up information on a client using open source intelligence.  Better yet, you'll learn how to extract breached credentials from databases to perform credential stuffing attacks, hunt down subdomains during client engagements, and gather information with Burp Suite.

  8. Scanning and Enumeration.  One of the most important topics in ethical hacking is the art of enumeration.  You'll learn how to hunt down open ports, research for potential vulnerabilities, and learn an assortment of tools needed to perform quality enumeration.

  9. Exploitation Basics.  Here, you'll exploit your first machine!  We'll learn how to use Metasploit to gain access to machines, how to perform manual exploitation using coding, perform brute force and password spraying attacks, and much more.

  10. Mid-Course Capstone.  This section takes everything you have learned so far and challenges you with 10 vulnerable boxes that order in increasing difficulty.  You'll learn how an attacker thinks and learn new tools and thought processes along the way.  Do you have what it takes?

  11. Exploit Development.  This section discusses the topics of buffer overflows.  You will manually write your own code to exploit a vulnerable program and dive deep into registers to understand how overflows work.  This section includes custom script writing with Python 3.

  12. Active Directory.  Did you know that 95% of the Fortune 1000 companies run Active Directory in their environments?  Due to this, Active Directory penetration testing is one of the most important topics you should learn and one of the least taught.  The Active Directory portion of the course focuses on several topics.  You will build out your own Active Directory lab and learn how to exploit it.  Attacks include, but are not limited to: LLMNR poisoning, SMB relays, IPv6 DNS takeovers, pass-the-hash/pass-the-password, token impersonation, kerberoasting, GPP attacks, golden ticket attacks, and much more.  You'll also learn important tools like mimikatz, Bloodhound, and PowerView.  This is not a section to miss!

  13. Post Exploitation.  The fourth and fifth stages of ethical hacking are covered here.  What do we do once we have exploited a machine?  How do we transfer files?  How do we pivot?  What are the best practices for maintaining access and cleaning up?

  14. Web Application Penetration Testing.  In this section, we revisit the art of enumeration and are introduced to several new tools that will make the process easier.  You will also learn how to automate these tools utilize Bash scripting.  After the enumeration section, the course dives into the OWASP Top 10.  We will discuss attacks and defenses for each of the top 10 and perform walkthroughs using a vulnerable web applications.  Topics include: SQL Injection, Broken Authentication, Sensitive Data Exposure, XML External Entities (XXE), Broken Access Control, Security Misconfigurations, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Insecure Deserialization, Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities, and Insufficient Logging and Monitoring

  15. Wireless Attacks.  Here, you will learn how to perform wireless attacks against WPA2 and compromise a wireless network in under 5 minutes.

  16. Legal Documentation and Report Writing.  A topic that is hardly ever covered, we will dive into the legal documents you may encounter as a penetration tester, including Statements of Work, Rules of Engagement, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Master Service Agreements.  We will also discuss report writing.  You will be provided a sample report as well as walked through a report from an actual client assessment.

  17. Career Advice.  The course wraps up with career advice and tips for finding a job in the field.

At the end of this course, you will have a deep understanding of external and internal network penetration testing, wireless penetration testing, and web application penetration testing.  All lessons taught are from a real-world experience and what has been encountered on actual engagements in the field.


Note: This course has been created for educational purposes only.  All attacks shown were done so with given permission.  Please do not attack a host unless you have permission to do so.


Questions & Answers Team Availability and Rules

The Q&A team responds to most questions within 2 business days.  Specific Q&A rules are as follows:

1. Please encourage each other and help each other out. The support team is here to help, but are not staffed 24/7.

2. Support assistance will only be provided for course related material only. If you are using a tool or method in your labs that is not taught in the course, it is better asked in Discord on an appropriate channel outside of #course-chat.

3. Avoid spoilers for the mid-course capstone. If you are assisting another user or asking a question related to this section, please try to not provide direct answers/solutions.

4. Be kind to others and be patient. This field consists of patience, self-motivation, self-determination, and lots of Googling. Do not demand help or expect answers. That mindset will not take you far in your career. <3

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner students interested in ethical hacking and cybersecurity.
Course content
Expand all 191 lectures 24:34:48
+ Introduction
3 lectures 21:30
Frequently Asked Questions Guide
01:00
A Day in the Life of an Ethical Hacker
16:49
+ Networking Refresher
8 lectures 01:05:34
Introduction
01:11
IP Addresses
13:06
MAC Addresses
03:13
TCP, UDP, and the Three-Way Handshake
05:12
Common Ports and Protocols
06:10
The OSI Model
05:30
Subnetting: Part 1 - Methodology
26:59
Subnetting: Part 2 - Hands-On Challenge
04:13
+ Setting Up Our Lab
3 lectures 13:28

In this video, we will learn how to install VMWare and VirtualBox in order to be able to successfully run Virtualized Machines (VMs) in our lab.

Installing VMWare / Virtualbox
06:15
Linux Image Repository (UPDATE)
01:33

In this video, we will learn how to install a Kali Linux VM using VMWare.

Installing Kali Linux
05:40
+ Introduction to Linux
8 lectures 01:14:11
Exploring Kali Linux
05:20
Navigating the File System
11:59
Users and Privileges
09:23
Common Network Commands
05:52
Viewing, Creating, and Editing Files
05:59
Starting and Stopping Kali Services
07:56
Installing and Updating Tools
07:04
+ Introduction to Python
16 lectures 02:08:25
Introduction
02:19
Strings
07:28
Math
05:54
Variables & Methods
11:12
Functions
10:54
Boolean Expressions
04:29
Relational and Boolean Operators
06:54
Conditional Statements
08:55
Lists
10:23
Tuples
02:30
Looping
04:58
Importing Modules
06:02
Advanced Strings
13:19
Dictionaries
07:31
Sockets
05:28
+ The Ethical Hacker Methodology
1 lecture 05:16
The Five Stages of Ethical Hacking
05:16
+ Information Gathering (Reconnaissance)
11 lectures 01:04:36
Passive Reconnaissance Overview
07:32
Identifying Our Target
03:33
E-Mail Address Gathering with Hunter.io
05:15
Gathering Breached Credentials with Breach-Parse
07:17
Utilizing theharvester
03:38
Hunting Subdomains - Part 1
05:31
Hunting Subdomains - Part 2
04:48
Identifying Website Technologies
07:06
Information Gathering with Burp Suite
08:48
Google Fu
05:31
Utilizing Social Media
05:37
+ Scanning & Enumeration
8 lectures 01:32:55
Installing Kioptrix: Level 1
06:37
Enumerating HTTP/HTTPS - Part 1
15:01
Enumerating HTTP/HTTPS - Part 2
15:08
Enumerating SMB
14:19
Enumerating SSH
04:09
Researching Potential Vulnerabilities
14:49
Our Notes, so Far
03:06