Cyber Security (PEN Testing)

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About the course

Our Cyber Security course is a 5-day fast track course suitable for those looking to gain an entry-level qualification in Cyber Security. Candidates will receive CSTM status, which is the standard required by NCSC/GCHQ for Junior Penetration Testers.

Course Content

The following skills will be covered during the course and each element will be supported with a practical activity:

  • Knowing the threat actors and their motives
  • Knowing your clients and why they engage your services
  • Supply chains, their impact and your responsibilities to them
  • Basic security monitoring
  • Pen test methodologies
  • Information gathering techniques – OSINT, passive network sniffing, DNS.
  • Computer Misuse Acts
  • GDPR and Data Protection
  • Using KALI
  • NMAP and port scanning tools
  • Metaspolit
  • TCP/IP and UDP protocols
  • The OSI Model
  • TCP/IP and UDP protocols
  • ARP, FTP, IPsec, Wireless networking, DNS Routing
  • Introduction to encryption
  • Active directory domains: RID and SID / LDAP
  • Operating systems and their architectures
  • System memory
  • Access control models and how they apply to operating systems
  • GRC security policies
  • OWASP Top Ten website penetration testing
  • Writing Reports
  • Understanding Risk Rating and Threats
  • Risk Scoring and Ranking
  • Pen Testing ‘Language’ and Terminology
  • Risk Management and Risk Analysis


The following skills are desired but not essential:

  • Experience of Windows and Linux operating systems in a networked environment
  • CLI skills, including navigating file systems and manipulating files and directories for both Windows and Linux
  • Ability to interrogate network systems for basic information, such as IP address and MAC address
  • Knowledge of network fundamentals (IP addressing, subnets, routing)
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP stack and OSI model
  • Knowledge of common Internet protocols (HTTP, FTP, DNS etc.)


Start date Location / delivery
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