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Course Description

Hacker Methodologies for Security Professionals teaches students the processes threat actors use to break into organizations’ networks and steal their most sensitive data. Utilizing industry-standard penetration testing and auditing software, attendees will learn to identify, scan, and enumerate target systems; correlate services to vulnerabilities and exploits; employ exploits to gain access to the target systems; elevate privileges; propagate through the network; and cover their tracks within a target network. This course is focused primarily on Windows and Linux operating systems, so students should be comfortable with both.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the classes of hackers, their motivations, and the methodologies employed by threat actors
  2. Use publicly available tools and open source intelligence techniques to develop a target footprint Scan and enumerate targets to identify underlying operating systems and services
  3. Research and leverage exploits for vulnerable services to achieve access to target systems
  4. Identify system configuration weaknesses and viable privilege escalation tactics
  5. Analyze exploited systems to identify and remove indicators of compromise
  6. Employ system tools to exploit additional targets within an internal network

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