Introduction to Penetration Testing - Beginner

Provided by

About the course

Candidates will be introduced to the concept of cyber security and the knowledge to start a career in the industry. Hands-on labs and trainer led discussions will be used to introduce and solidify knowledge of tools, techniques and technologies required in penetration testing.

What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction to Penetration Testing teaches the concepts of cyber security and penetration testing techniques
  • Candidates will be taught how modern networks and applications work

Who Should Attend?

Those looking to explore a career in penetration testing or take on an active role securing their work/home/institution’s network.

  • Security Analysts
  • System Administrators
  • Networking Team Members
  • Students
  • Industry Transitioners


Legal Considerations

  • Making sure you stay on the right side of the law
  • UK Laws regarding hacking

Understanding Penetration Testing

  • What is Pentesting
  • Types of Pentests
  • Understanding risks

Introduction to Networks

  • Public & Private IP Addresses
  • Network ranges
  • Routing

Introduction to Protocols

  • What is a protocol
  • Common protocols

Introduction to Windows Domains

  • Active Directory
  • System Roles
  • Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Users

Introduction to Web Applications

  • Web vulnerabilities
  • HTTP codes
  • Session handling
  • Application proxies
  • Encryption

Password security

  • Hashing algorithms
  • System location
  • Cracking passwords


Related article

The campaign’s lead message “Cyber might surprise you” aims to make people who haven’t considered a career in cyber, or those who don’t know they have