Open-source intelligence gathering (OSINT) and reconnaissance with Metasploit

This course will show students how to install the Metasploit framework and how to use it for passive and active open-source intelligence gathering.


  • Open-source intelligence gathering (OSINT) and reconnaissance with Metasploit overview Video — 00:09:34
    • Exploring how to use the Metasploit Framework for OSINT and reconnaissance. This is the first and most important phase of a penetration test.

  • Installing and updating Metasploit on Windows and Linux Video — 00:17:48
    • How to install, update and run the Metasploit Framework on both Windows and Linux operating systems.

  • Passive information gathering Video — 00:25:46
    • Using Metasploit for passive recon.

  • Active information gathering Video — 00:26:22
    • Using Metasploit for active recon.

  • Penetration Testing with Metasploit – 1 – Information Gathering Lab Lab — 00:30:00
  • Pentesting in Metasploit course 1 assessment Assessment — 6 questions — 00:03:00


Course description

Explore open-source intelligence gathering with Metasploit. We will learn how to use the Metasploit framework to enumerate DNS settings, review SSL/TLS configurations, harvest email addresses, identify subdomains, run port scans, enumerate users and inter

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