The Art of Doing: Master Networks and Network Scanning
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The Art of Doing: Master Networks and Network Scanning

Go from entering "nmap 192.168.1.0/24" to UNDERSTANDING the command
4.6 (151 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
24,787 students enrolled
Created by Michael Eramo
Last updated 2/2020
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Price: $99.99
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This course includes
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to set up your own virtual network of Kali Linux computers and investigate various networking options.
  • Learn various concepts such as IP addresses, netmasks, MAC address, address resolution protocol, arp tables, routing tables, and firewalls.
  • Learn about port addresses, services such as FTP, SSH, and HTTP, and communication protocols such as TCP and UDP.
  • Learn how to use various Linux commands such as ip, arp, ping, macchanger, systemctl, ss, tcpdump and iptables.
  • Learn how to write your own Bash scripts to scan a network, change your ip/mac address, alert you of port status changes, and quickly set up a firewall.
  • Learn and understand powerful tools like netcat and nmap.
Requirements
  • An internet enabled computer.
  • Students may find it beneficial to know the basics of bash scripting but should be able to follow along easily without.
  • A USB WiFi adapter (optional), only for the portion of the course on changing your MAC address.
  • Ability to install software on the computer such as Virtual Box.
Description

Scanning a network is as easy as entering "nmap 192.168.1.0/24" into the command line.  Anyone can do it really; the real question becomes why does it work and what is happening when you hit enter? 

When I first started learning Linux, I would find commands online and enter them with AMAZING results...but I never really understood why or how those commands worked. I felt that I didn't own my knowledge or skills. 


If you want to gain a better understanding of how devices join, work and communicate across a network then this course is for you! 

  • We'll get set up with our own virtual network of Kali Linux machines using Virtual Box.  These machines can run directly inside your windows/mac, so there is no need to install Linux directly!  We'll look at different networking options in Virtual Box and see how to run these computers isolated, on a real network, or on a virtual network.

     

  • We will learn about various networking concepts such as an IP addresses, netmasks, MAC address, address resolution protocol, arp tables, routing tables, port addresses, firewalls, services such as FTP, SSH, and HTTP, and communication protocols such as TCP and UDP.

  • We will then look at various Linux commands that utilize the knowledge we gained such as ip, arp, ping, macchanger, systemctl, tcpdump, ss, and iptables.


  • We will write our own Bash scripts to use our knowledge of concepts and commands.

    • Our own network scanner which will find all IP/MAC address associations on our network and update our arp table.

    • A script to hide our identity on our network by changing our IP and MAC address while still giving us a network connection.

    • Our own port monitoring script that will alert us to any changes in port status by creating a pop up window and showing us the change. 

    • A script to quickly set up a firewall as a defense to nefarious computers trying to attack us. 

Of course in doing all of this, we are going to gain an understanding of how and why powerful tools like netcat and nmap work! 

By the end of this course you won't just be mindlessly typing in commands into nmap without understanding what is happening.  Instead you will have mastered networks and network scanning!  With these ideas and skills mastered you are well on your way to learning more about advanced topics like cyber security and ethical hacking!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner students who want to understand how computers communicate on a network.
  • Beginner students who want to learn more about ethical hacking and cyber security.
  • Anyone learning Linux who is tired of entering in commands without knowing why.
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 09:03:25
+ Installing Virtual box
4 lectures 24:02
Installing A Kali Linux Image
10:39
Update For New Kali VM: Update Root Password
04:26
Cloning Images
04:07
+ Implementation of Networking Basics
6 lectures 01:34:17
Setting up our Virtual Box Network
14:06
Networking Commands: ifconfig
09:16
Networking Commands: ip
13:32
Networking commands: arp and ping I
12:52
Networking Commands: arp and ping II
15:47
Our First Script: Build Your Own Network Scanner
28:44
+ Changing Your Identity On Your Network
6 lectures 01:24:43
Changing Your MAC Address With Macchanger
10:15
Using a USB Wifi Adapter
10:21
What Is A Routing Table
16:02
Changing Your IP Address
08:44
Two Devices With The Same IP Address
07:55
Our Second Script: Become Someone New On The Network
31:26
+ Networking Ports, Protocols, and Services Basics
3 lectures 24:05
What are Ports, Protocols, and Services
09:35
Communication Protocols (TCP vs. UDP)
06:56
Well Known Services
07:34
+ Implementation of Networking Ports, Protocols, and Services
7 lectures 01:28:22
Looking At Your Services
09:29
Starting and Stopping Services With Systemctl (FTP)
12:08
Starting and Stopping Services With Systemctl (SSH)
09:37
Starting and Stopping Services With Systemctl (HTTP)
12:20
Using Tcpdump to Analyze Services
09:19
Viewing Services with SS
10:48
Our Third Script: Your Own Port Monitor
24:41
+ Firewalls
5 lectures 01:01:19
What is a Firewall?
06:58
Using Iptables to Filter IP Addresses
18:05
Using Iptables to Filter with Port Addresses
13:55
Evading the Firewall
05:22
Our Fourth Script: Build a Wall
16:59
+ Netcat: A Swiss Army Knife
3 lectures 27:20
Netcat: A Simple Chat Server Using TCP and UDP
12:18
Netcat: A Port Scanner
04:42
Netcat: Sending Scripts and Creating Bind and Reverse Shells
10:20
+ Nmap: The Network Mapper
4 lectures 01:18:18
Nmap: Host Discovery
20:30
Nmap: Scanning Techniques
21:38
Nmap: Service Classification
16:24
Nmap: A Comprehensive Scan
19:46