Introduction to Web Application Pentesting

This course introduces students to the learning path and walks them through getting their own workstation set up and configured for use throughout the rest of the path’s courses.

5 videos  //  60 minutes of training

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Course description

The first course in the learning path covers workstation setup, including installation and configuration of Burp Suite with the Firefox web browser. Certificate installation and proxy configurations are covered in order to allow newcomers to start pentesting immediately. We also cover a walkthrough of how to install your own virtualized instance of the popular OWASP Juice Shop project and how to register for the Portswigger Web Security Academy. The final video of the course covers Imposter Syndrome, which is commonly experienced by new entrants to this difficult field.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Web Application PentestingDuration: 14:36

A brief description of my background and experience.

Environment SetupDuration: 17:28

A walkthrough of how to get a pentesting environment set up on a computer.

Juice Shop InstallationDuration: 4:14

A quick walkthrough on installing Juice Shop.

Portswigger Academy SetupDuration: 1:33

A quick walkthrough on getting started with Portswigger's Web Academy.

Imposter SyndromeDuration: 22:17

A brief walkthrough of what Imposter Syndrome is and how it can affect pentesters.

Meet the author

Hans Petrich

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Hans Petrich spent four years at DHS and the NSA defending military and government networks from cyberattacks before becoming the lead of Silent Break Security’s application pentesting team. Hans has been a full-time pentester for over four years and has taught private company trainings as well as being a Black Hat USA instructor. Hans has discovered hundreds of vulnerabilities in many industries, including healthcare, government, law enforcement and financial institutions in the course of his job and as a long-time member of the Synack Red Team.

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