Advanced Hacking Online: Expert Pen Testing


Our most popular information security and hacking training goes in-depth into the techniques used by malicious, black hat hackers with attention getting lectures and hands-on lab exercises

Advanced Hacker Training Course Overview


In Advanced Hacking Online is the online version of the popular Advanced Ethical Hacking course from InfoSec Institute. If you cannot get away to attend Advanced Ethical Hacking due to work duties, budget or time constraints, Advanced Hacking Online is a good option to meet your professional development goals. 

Rest assured, we have made every effort to replicate the same training experience you would receive in our Instructor-Led Advanced Ethical Hacking course. Many online or CBT training offerings are simply a recording of a talking head. InfoSec Institute's Advanced Hacking Online includes a shipment of software that is loaded onto your computer, which allows you to complete over 20+ hours of hands-on lab exercises! Not only do you get high quality instruction from an expert instructor, with InfoSec Institute, you also perform hands-on lab exercises that allow for real knowledge transfer.


Some of the benefits of Advanced Hacking Online are:

  • Interact with 20 online modules, taught by an expert instructor.
  • We ship you a number of Virtual Machines (VMs) pre-installed with hundreds of tools and scripts that you use to perform over 31 hands-on lab exercises. These are the same lab exercises as the instructor-led class.
  • Get online guidance while you perform the lab exercises, the labs have been recorded from start to finish.
  • Prepare yourself for the CEPT and ECSA certifications from home. When you purchase Advanced Hacking Online, you automatically get an exam voucher for the CEPT certification.


Required Prerequisites for full lab participation:

  • Host computer with Windows OS and minimum Pentium 4 processor, 2 GB RAM, 30 GB Drive space, DVD drive.
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Volume License Key
  • Windows 7 License Key
  • High Speed Internet Connection
  • Firm understanding of the Windows Operating System
  • Exposure to the Linux Operating System or other Unix-based OS
  • Firm understanding of the TCP/IP protocols.
  • Exposure to network reconnaissance and associated tools (nmap, nessus, netcat)
  • Programming knowledge is NOT required
  • Desire to learn about ethical hacking, and get great penetration testing training!







  • Over 90% Pass Rate - Now CEHv8
  • On-site exam proctoring
  • Over $3000 in tools & software (details)
"I was blown away by the instructor's knowledge and expertise. ... Would recommend to anyone thinking about being a pen tester"

Connie Brown

United States Air Force

What You'll LEARN

After taking this course, you will walk out the door with the skills to identify and prevent the latestcomplex and complicated attacks by doing them yourself in our lab with your own two hands. After completing the penetration testing training in this course, you will be at the top 5%-10% in terms of information security knowledge and ethical hacking skills. 

Some of the topics you will learn to master during the course:

  • Writing buffer overflow exploits
  • dlmalloc Heap Overflow exploits
  • Win32 Heap Overflow exploits
  • Linux stack overflow exploits
  • Defeating non-exec stacks
  • Return-to-libc shellcode
  • Function pointer overwrites
  • Crafting Injectable Shellcode
  • Defeating non-executable stacks
  • Linux LKM Rootkits
  • Windows Kernel Rootkits
  • Reverse engineering training
  • Vulnerability development and discovery
  • Attacking and blinding IDSs
  • Hiding your attacks from IDSs
  • Encrypted covert channels
  • Global Offset Table Overwrites
  • Windows Shellcode
  • Integer Overflows
  • Linux shellcode
  • "no listening port" trojans
  • A whole day on breaking through enterprise DMZs
  • Reconstructing binaries from sniffed traffic
  • Circumventing antivirus
  • Bi-directional Spoofed Communication
  • Session fixation
  • Advanced SQL Injection
  • Defensive techniques

What You'll DO (labs!)

Hands on instructor led lab exercises coupled with effective and insightful lectures are the best way to learn advanced penetration testing and ethical hacking skills. In this course, you will get high quality penetration testing training by "learning by doing" in hands-on labs, complemented by expert in class instruction.


Some of the instructor-led hands-on lab exercises (we have 18 hacking labs totaling 20+ hours of hands on content):

  • Writing a stack buffer overflow
  • Porting exploits to metasploit modules
  • Find socket shellcode
  • Writing shellcode for Linux
  • Using Ollydbg for Win32 Exploits
  • Using IDA Pro for Reversing
  • Reconstructing sniffed images
  • Reverse engineering Windows PE Binaries
  • Session hijacking
  • Passive Network Analysis
  • Exploitation with a remote GUI
  • Sniffing SSL Encrypted Sessions
  • Format string exploits
  • Heap overflow exploits
  • Windows exploits
  • Calculating offsets
  • Reversing with SoftIce
  • OS determination without touching the target
  • SQL Injection timing attacks
  • Port redirection
  • ASP source disclosure attacks
  • Call-Back Backdoors
  • Encrypted covert channels
  • Remote keyloggers
  • PHP/MySQL SQL Injection
  • Inserting Malicious Code Into Unix Binaries

See what our students are saying


"Exceptional instructor and course, I would recommend it to anyone. 85% of the material was definitely advanced and met or exceeded my expectations for this course. Great job putting together the labs where we discovered and exploited buffer overflow vulns. These couldn't have been explained any better! The use of rootkits and other advanced tools were also great."
-H.Denton, NGC



Certifications & Compliance

Prepare for Certification

IACRB's Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT) Certification:


EC-Council ECSA Certification:

  • The Advanced Ethical Hacking class also prepares you for EC-Council's Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) certification.
  • The ECSA is one of the top security analyst certifications.

Pricing for Advanced Hacking Online - including these certs


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  • $1900+ worth of tools
    and software!

    InfoSec's Custom Advanced Hacking Tools CD-ROM, includes every program covered in the course for at home study. (798 Tools). Advanced Hacking Tools Enterprise Suite available for individual purchase for only $1,899! Note: You must complete a background check prior purchasing this software package.

    VMWare Virtual Machines that include pre-installed tools

  • Complete Online Setup and Instructions with

    Access to 20+ online modules totaling over 40 hours of training.
    Multiple VMs (Virtual Machines) pre-loaded with hundreds of tools and scripts so you can do over 31 hands-on lab exercises from home or work
    Lecture, Lab Exercise and Text book
    InfoSec's Custom Advanced Hacking Tools CD-ROM, includes every program covered in the course for at home study. (798 Tools).

  • Exam Fees and certifications

    • CEPT Voucher

Other Related Tools & Resources For Our Students

Be sure to check out our R&D site. We post tutorials, labs, white papers and articles to help you in your continued education. There are frequently forensics videos available. If you haven't taken a course with us yet, check out some of the types of thigns you'll be doing and learning about in class.

InfoSec Institute has an excellent instructor and this is the best IT security class I have ever taken. His knowledge and method of teaching are unsurpassed.