Windows Subsystem for Linux for Web Developers and Pentester

Learn how to make you daily work easier and more efficient with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
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Learn how to set up and manage the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Through examples, you will get to know the main functionality of the WSL and how to interact with the Linux distributions.
Start in your way to become an efficient WSL user with basic system administrator, web developer and penetration tester WSL environment setups.


  • To do the course you will need a computer with Windows 10 Home/Pro/Enterprise/Education version 2004 or later (Windows 10 build 18917 or higher) . The update to this version is free and generally available from May 2020.
  • Some experience with the Windows and Linux command line is useful, but not a must. Still if you want to learn this and WSL at all, it will be a good kickstart, just do not expect the course to cover everything.


This course will help you to master the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you are working with Windows and Linux alternately, then it is 100% that in the near future you will work with WSL.

From now on, the WSL is the most efficient way of using Windows and Linux both at the same time. What you learn in this course can be immediately used in day-to-day work.

Quickly Master the Windows Subsystem for Linux:

  • Learn the most important features of the WSL

  • Easy to follow step-by-step WSL guide

  • Hands-on exercises

  • Integrate it in to your daily work

Content and Overview

This course focuses on the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It is not a high expert Windows, Linux or command line course, although you will get to know various commands, which you can immediately try out yourself. First you will setup your own computer with the Windows Subsystem for Linux and the useful Windows Terminal application. Then I will show you how to download, install and manage different distributions via the Windows Store and PowerShell - and the most important thing, how to interact with these distributions. The course is fully hands-on, so that you can do everything yourself as well. After finishing this course, you will be able to use the WSL and its distributions in your work immediately, whether you do system administration, web development, penetration testing or any other related work.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is especially meant for people who work with both Windows and Linux regularly, e.g. Windows and Linux admins, web developers and pentester. The best is if you already work with both operating systems alternately and are tired of that laborious handling of dual boot or virtual machines.
  • Even if you are not into web development or pentesting, but you work with both Windows and Linux regularly, it still makes sense to take this course because the Windows Subsystem for Linux makes your life much easier.

Course content

7 sections17 lectures49m total length
  • Introduction and course overview


Experte im Bereich IT-Security und Windows (Client und Server)
Daniel Schwenk
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Hallo! Mein Name ist Daniel Schwenk. Seit vielen Jahren bin ich im IT-Bereich zu Hause. Als Systemadministrator war ich unter anderem für einen Software-Hersteller, der IT-Security-Produkte für den professionellen und privaten Einsatz entwickelt, tätig. Zudem konnte ich bei einen Automobilhersteller im Bereich der Entwicklung von Datentransfertechnologien und der automotive Security Erfahrungen sammeln.

Seit einigen Jahren unterstütze ich nun in meiner Rolle als Penetrationstester und IT-Security-Consultant Unternehmen bei der Absicherung von Firmennetzwerken und Webanwendungen.

Über die letzten Jahre konnte ich so viele Erfahrungen sammeln. Ich freue mich darauf diese Erfahrungen mit Ihnen zu teilen.