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Mobile and Web Application Penetration Testing

Learn how to conduct penetration tests on mobile and web applications! This boot camp goes in-depth into the tools and techniques used to exploit and defend web and mobile apps with a combination of hands-on labs and expert instruction.

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Infosec’s Mobile and Web Application Penetration Testing Boot Camp is a practical, hands-on training focused on teaching you the skills, tools and techniques required for conducting comprehensive security tests of mobile devices and web applications.

You’ll learn the secrets of mobile and web app penetration testing in an immersive environment, including exploiting and defending web and mobile apps, performing static and dynamic analysis of iOS and Android apps using popular tools, finding vulnerabilities in source code, exploiting weaknesses in the implementation of mobile security controls and more. The boot camp also prepares you to earn the Certfied Mobile and Web Application Penetration Tester (CMWAPT) certification.

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Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What's included?

93% pass rate — the best in the industry

  • Five days of training with an expert pentesting instructor
  • Infosec proprietary digital courseware (physical textbooks available to purchase)
  • CMWAPT exam voucher
  • 90-day access to cyber range (Flex Pro)
  • 90-day access to course replays (Flex Pro)
  • Curated videos from other top-rated instructors (add-on)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (Flex Pro)

Hands-on labs

Get hands-on penetration testing experience in our cloud-hosted lab environment. Typical labs consist of an app demonstrating a vulnerability commonly found in a Web or mobile app. You’ll learn how to assess the app like a black hat hacker and exploit the app to demonstrate the true risk of the vulnerability to the app owner. This can involve taking control of the app itself, downloading data the app stores or using the app as a launching pad to attack unsuspecting visitors with a malicious script. You’ll also learn remediation steps so that the app owner can properly close the security hole.

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Who should attend?

  • Penetration testers
  • Application developers
  • Web administrators
  • Security analysts

Prerequisites

Familiarity with penetration testing concepts and at least one year in an information security role, or equivalent experience, is recommended.

Why choose Infosec?

Your flexible learning experience

Infosec Flex makes expert, live instruction convenient with online and in-person formats tailored to how, when and where you learn best.

Public training boot camps held nationwide

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Catered lunches
  • Infosec community forum access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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Immersive, live-streamed instruction

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Tailored team training at your location

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live, customized instruction at your location
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed team performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Industry-leading exam pass rates

Infosec’s courseware materials are always up to date and synchronized with the latest CMWAPT exam objectives. Our industry-leading curriculum and expert instructors have led to the highest pass rates in the industry. More than 93% of Infosec students pass their certification exams on their first attempt.

Learn from experts

We don’t just have great instructors, our instructors have years of industry experience and are recognized as experts. Over the past 15 years, we’ve helped tens of thousands of students get certified and advance their careers.

Can’t get away for a week?

Learn mobile and web application penetration testing on-demand.

Get the cybersecurity training you need at a pace that fits your schedule with a subscription to Infosec Skills. Includes unlimited access to hundreds of additional on-demand courses — plus cloud-hosted cyber ranges where you can practice and apply knowledge in real-world scenarios — all for just $34 a month!

  • 400+ courses
  • 4 cyber range environments
  • 100+ hands-on labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • 50+ learning paths

You're in good company.

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

"The course not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It was the most engaging online training I’ve ever had."

Val Vask

Commercial Technical Lead

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

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MWAPT Boot Camp details

Part 1 – Web application pentesting
Module 1

  • Web application (in)security
  • Setting up a web application pentesting platform
  • Installing vulnerable apps
  • Burp Suite basics
  • Analyzing traffic over HTTP
  • Analyzing traffic over HTTPs

Module 2

  • Understanding the HTTP protocol
  • HTTP headers
  • Attacking HTTP basic & digest authentication
  • Conducting a brute-force attack

Module 3

  • Analyzing the attack surface
  • Information gathering
  • Finding hidden URLs with dirbuster
  • Identifying weak SSL certificates

Module 4

  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) — reflected, stored and DOM based
  • HTML injection
  • Broken authentication and session management
  • Insecure direct object references cross-site request forgery (CSRF) \
  • Insufficient transport layer protection
  • Unvalidated redirects and forwards
  • Cross origin resource sharing
  • Command injection vulnerabilities
  • Local file inclusion vulnerability
  • Remote file inclusion vulnerability
  • Insecure direct object reference
  • HTTP response splitting
  • SQL injection
  • Attaching session management
  • HTTP response header injection
  • Improper exception handling
  • Server side code disclosure
  • Chaining XSS with other attacks
  • Targeting reset password functionality
  • Business logic flaws

Module 5

  • Securing Web apps
  • Applying input validation
  • IP whitelisting
  • Implementing access controls
  • Removing HTTP headers
  • Preventing CSRF with tokens
  • Setting login limits
  • Removing server configuration errors
  • Identifying and fixing business logic issues

Part 2 – iOS exploitation
Module 1

  • iOS security model
  • App signing, sandboxing and provisioning
  • Setting up XCode 9
  • Changes in iOS 11
  • Primer to iOS 10 security
  • Exploring the iOS filesystem
  • Intro to Objective-C and Swift
  • What’s new in Swift 4?
  • Setting up the pentesting environment
  • Jailbreaking your device
  • Cydia, Mobile Substrate
  • Getting started with Damn Vulnerable iOS app
  • Binary analysis
  • Finding shared libraries
  • Checking for PIE, ARC
  • Decrypting IPA files
  • Self signing IPA file

Module 2

  • Static Analysis of iOS applications
  • Dumping class information
  • Insecure local data storage
  • Dumping Keychain
  • Finding URL schemes
  • Dynamic Analysis of iOS applications
  • Cycript basics
  • Advanced Runtime Manipulation using Cycript
  • Method Swizzling
  • GDB basic usage
  • Modifying ARM registers

Module 3

  • Exploiting iOS applications
  • Broken cryptography
  • Side channel data leakage
  • Sensitive information disclosure
  • Exploiting URL schemes
  • Client side injection
  • Bypassing jailbreak, piracy checks
  • Inspecting Network traffic
  • Traffic interception over HTTP, HTTPs
  • Manipulating network traffic
  • Bypassing SSL pinning

Module 4

  • Introduction to Hopper
  • Disassembling methods
  • Modifying assembly instructions
  • Patching app binary
  • Logify

Module 5

  • Securing iOS applications
  • Where to look for vulnerabilities in code?
  • Code obfuscation techniques
  • Piracy/jailbreak checks
  • iMAS, Encrypted Core Data

Part 3 – Android exploitation
Module 1

  • Why Android
  • Intro to Android
  • Android security architecture
  • Android application structure
  • Signing Android applications
  • ADB — non root
  • Rooting Android devices
  • ADB — Rooted
  • Understanding Android file system
  • Permission model flaws

Module 2

  • Understanding Android components
  • Introducing Android Emulator
  • Introducing Android AVD

Module 3

  • Proxying Android traffic
  • REverse engineering for Android apps
  • Smali labs for Android
  • Dex analysis and obfuscation
  • Android app hooking

Module 4

  • Attack surfaces for Android applications
  • Exploiting local storage
  • Exploiting weak cryptography
  • Exploiting side channel data leakage
  • Root detection and bypass
  • Exploiting weak authorization mechanism
  • Identifying and exploiting flawed broadcast receivers
  • Identifying and exploiting flawed intents
  • Identifying and exploiting vulnerable activity components
  • Exploiting backup and debuggable apps
  • Dynamic analysis for Android apps
  • Analyzing ProGuard, DexGuard and other obfuscation techniques

Module 5

  • Exploitation using Drozer
  • Automated source code analysis
  • Exploiting Android embedded applications

Frequently asked questions

  • Why is getting certified an important part of a career in penetration testing?
    • Earning a Penetration Testing certification can be a great way to bump your status, job title, and even pay grade! It makes you a marketable employee and you will gain a specialized skillset through the certification process that other professionals lack. Infosec’s pen-testing Boot Camp offers hands-on training about hacking and penetration testing, which will give you the expertise necessary to differentiate yourself and impress potential employers.

  • What career opportunities are available to Penetration Testing Boot Camp graduates?
    • While career opportunities are defined by education, certification, years of experience, and location—opportunity and the need for Ethical Hackers and Penetration Testers is rising at a significant rate. As cybersecurity threats continue to increase, the need for educated professionals in the field to identify weaknesses and prevent data breaches will grow alongside it. Click here for more information on career paths for pen-testers and related salary info.

  • How is penetration testing different from ethical hacking?
    • While the terms “Ethical Hacking” and “Penetration Testing” are often used interchangeably, there are a few details that differentiate the two. “Penetration testing” is a procedure to discover vulnerabilities about an information system—mimicking the methods of black hat hackers that would attempt to compromise secure information. “Ethical hacking” is more of an umbrella term that encompasses all hacking methods, including pen-testing. Click here for more information about the differences between these terms.

  • How does the CMWAPT examination process work?
    • The CMWAPT exam can be taken at training partner locations, proctored on-site for groups of at least 10, or taken over the internet. As a training partner, Infosec is verified to administer the exam on the 5th day of our Training session for both Flex Pro and Flex Classroom formats. The certification exam itself is a 50-question, multiple-choice test that must be completed in two hours. Any score above 70% is considered passing.

  • What are the renewal requirements for the CMWAPT?
    • After four years, the CMWAPT certification expires, and a renewal exam must be completed at no expense to the cert holder. Candidates up for recertification will be required to take the current version of the exam issued by the IACRB.

  • What does this penetration testing training course provide that other offerings do not?
    • Infosec’s pass rate for Pen Testing Boot Camp participants sits at 93% – the highest in the industry! In a constantly-changing field, our experts work to keep their training up-to-date so that you can rest assured you’re receiving the highest quality training available—covering all the latest technologies.

  • What are the CMWAPT domains?
    • The eight CMWAPT domains are as follows: Mobile and Web Application Pentesting Process and Methodology, Web Application Vulnerabilities, Web Application Attacks, Android Application Components, Android Application Attacks, iOS Application Components, iOS Application Attacks, and Secure Coding Principles.

  • How much programming experience is typically required to take this course?
    • The CMWAPT certification does not require students to have formal work-experience related to penetration testing. However, it is a rigorous exam, and will test your ability to apply knowledge and skills in practice. We recommend you familiarize yourself with the content of each of the exam’s domains, as well as the associated tools and technology.

  • What are the pre-requirements to enroll in the Mobile & Web App Penetration Testing training?
    • There are no pre-requirements to enroll in this Training Boot Camp, however, we do recommend that students have a good working knowledge of networking, TCP/IP protocols, and the Linux Operating System before signing up.

  • What hardware and software is needed to complete the Mobile & Web App Pen Testing Boot Camp?
    • None! All the necessary hardware and software will be provided during training.

  • How has the penetration testing industry grown in recent years? Has the need for penetration testing skills changed in the last 5 or 10 years?
    • The biggest change in the pen-testing industry has been the rapid increase of mobile and web application usage and development. Accomplished penetration testers today are required to know the ins-and-outs of both the Android and iOS platforms in order to identify vulnerabilities and threats. As technology continues to advance, the tools and techniques penetration testers utilize will continue to evolve as well.

  • Are exam vouchers included with the purchase of this course?
    • Yes, exam vouchers are included with the training, and the exam is proctored on-site during the final day of the course.

  • What job titles are most common for penetration testers and people who hold the IACRB CMWAPT?
    • Common job titles include: Penetration Tester, Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, and many more.

  • What are some tips for passing the CMWAPT and other penetration testing certs?
    • We recommend enrolling in a training course like the one Infosec offers here. With a 93% certification exam pass rate, you can rest assured that we offer the best training in the industry! While studying, we recommend you budget your time accordingly so that you are familiar with each of the exam’s eight domains and can identify which topics are your weakest. Focus on the tools and technology you’ll use in real world scenarios as a penetration tester.