This is an intensive, hands-on security class by Offensive Security, the creators of Backtrack. "Pentesting with BackTrack" is targeted towards network administrators and security professionals who need to get acquainted with the latest hacking tools and techniques available.
If you're looking for intensive training with hands on exercises and no slides, you've come to the right place. You'll be guided through the basics and taught how to think through hardcore security scenarios. Each block of instruction includes hands-on exercises that encourage you to not only leverage tools, but to develop creative solutions and make use of lateral thinking in order to solve problems - just like those you'll encounter in the real world.
As a result, you'll not only learn to use tools, but you'll understand the raw mechanisms and technologies behind the tools, providing you with a solid knowledge foundation that will propel you in the adventure that is Offensive Security.
Are you up the challenge? Are you ready to Try Harder?
This course includes complex hands-on labs throughout the training. All students will be provided with pre-configured VMware machines for the duration of the course for a personal and in-depth learning experience.
This is a highly technical course aimed at security professionals. People with entry level hacking security certifications in need of modern and practical real world penetration testing experience and insights should attend. Less knowledgable and experienced students who are "hungry" to succeed may also find success in this course if willing to dive into the supplied reading material and put in late nights mastering the previous day's exercises.
Students need to be comfortable in Linux ‐ We'll be using BackTrack during the whole course as our attacking platform. Navigating through directories, executing scripts and tools and writing basic bash scripts are the basic skills expected from the student.
Students are required to bring their own laptops with a minimum 4 GB RAM installed.
Four days. All course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. A Certificate of Completion will be offered.
James O'Gorman manages Offensive Security's consulting services, is an Offensive Security instructor, and is the co-author of the "Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide". He has extensive experience with penetration testing in high security environments.
Ron Henry works as a security researcher in the US. He has been working professionally in IT over 15 years now and has always been passionate about security. He enjoys exploit development, security research, and cryptography.