Fundamentals of Exploitation


  • Attacking Border Devices Video — 00:06:15
  • Client Side Exploits Video — 00:03:43
  • Exploiting Vulnerable Services Lab — 00:15:00
    • Learn about gaining access to a remote systems as you practice in the Penetration Testing Cyber Range.

  • Fundamentals of Exploitation – Privilege Escalation Video — 00:06:52
  • Fundamentals of Exploitation – Types of Exploits Video — 00:14:33
  • Social Engineering Video — 00:05:46
  • Client Side Exploits Lab — 00:14:00
    • Carry out an example of a client side exploit as you practice in the Penetration Testing Cyber Range.

  • Metasploit Video — 00:03:30
  • Fundamentals of Exploitation – Overflows Video — 00:06:56


Course description

Seven videos take you through the fundamentals of exploiting a system. Get a close look at what exploits are, how they work, the various types of exploits and much, much more. Individual modules on the fundamentals, buffer overflows, privilege escalation, Metasploit, client-side exploits, social engineering and attacking border devices cover the challenges of exploitation in detail, including vulnerability types, countermeasures, vertical versus horizontal privilege escalation, DLL hijacking, Denial of Service (DoS) and even finding ways to physically enter the target company without their knowledge.

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