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Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Discover the basics of ethical hacking in this introductory course covering penetration testing methodologies and tools as well as an introduction to Linux.

2 videos  //  38 minutes of training

Course overview

In today’s world, ethical hacking is one of the most reliable ways to determine the true risk to an organization. Get ready to join the fight with our Introduction to Ethical Hacking. This course introduces you to the basics of ethical hacking and pentesting, including some common attack types, terminology, types of security tests, reconnaissance phases, documentation, pentesting types, attack phases, security control assessment methods and a first look at the ethical hacker’s Linux toolbox.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Ethical HackingDuration: 28:44

Working with LinuxDuration: 9:43

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.