Course

Basic Script Analysis

Brush up your knowledge of script analysis with six videos on the basics in Bash, Ruby, Python and more.

    Syllabus

  • Ruby Sample Script Video — 00:04:25
  • Python Sample Script Video — 00:03:43
  • Programming Concepts Video — 00:21:51
  • PowerShell Sample Script Video — 00:03:25
  • BASH Sample Script Video — 00:04:31
  • Introduction to Programming Video — 00:02:55
  • PenTest+ – Basic Scripting Lab — 00:30:00
    • Penetration testers frequently find themselves running the same commands and tools or going through the same processes. In certain environments, those tools might not be available to use or install. Scripting languages are a time and resource-effective solution for both these problems. They allow quick and straightforward automation of mundane tasks that can help save considerable amounts of time. They also provide numerous libraries to communicate with different protocols, operating systems, and programs. This versatility aids in constructing new tools or creating versions of the already existing ones when the testing environment makes it impossible to access them

      This lab covers scripting using Python and Bash. It aims to provide an insight into the benefits of task automation by explaining:

      ● Basic Scripting

      ○ Handling user input

      ○ Iterations

      ○ Logical branching

      ● Automation

      ● Creating pentesting tools and utilities

Syllabus

Course description

Take a few minutes to refresh your knowledge of script analysis with this six-video course covering key programming concepts. What are arrays again? What’s the difference between IF, ELSEIF and ELSE? Review the crucial details with sample script walkthroughs in BASH, Python, PowerShell and Ruby.

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Jason Dion specializes in providing actionable information you can use to further your cybersecurity and information technology career. His IT certification and training courses teach you real-world application of the skills needed to face today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Dion is an instructor at Liberty University College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL.

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