• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Reliance on IT systems, regulatory compliance, and the evolving cyberthreat landscape are key indicators of the importance behind infrastructure penetration testing. Infrastructure Penetration tests can help inform cybersecurity strategies, validate existing security controls, and identify weaknesses in need of improvement. This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform penetration tests that simulate how attackers might attempt to compromise the organization’s infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Perform pretest identification of potential vulnerabilities based on pretest analysis
  • Leverage automated scan tools
  • Establish a baseline indication of the potential attack surface of the environment
  • Interpret the results of automated tools to determine what additional tests are needed
  • Perform host discovery, port scan and network segmentation checks
  • Analyze the results of the penetration test and compile them into a report

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

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