Learning Path

Offensive Bash Scripting


  • Privilege Escalation Course — 00:19:07
    • K0129, K0177, K0342, K0362, K0529, S0051, S0130

      Course eight is an in-depth look at the process of privilege escalation.

  • Network Reconnaissance Course — 00:27:58
    • K0177, K0342, K0529, S0051, S0130, S0162

      In this course, we will cover how to write Bash scripts to conduct network reconnaissance.

  • User and Group Management Course — 00:16:33
    • K0016, K0068, K0129, K0224, K0396, K0529, K0608, S0067, S0130

      This course is your introduction to user and group management.

  • Creating the Lab Course — 00:14:11
    • K0130, K0609, K0610, S0073

      In course two, we will learn about VirtualBox and its role as a hypervisor.

  • Offensive Bash Scripting Project
  • Scripting to Scan Web Applications Course — 01:01:47
    • K0009, K0070, K0339, K0342, K0529, K0624, S0001, S0051, S0081, S0130

      In this course, you’ll use the tools you created to discover vulnerabilities.

  • File Permission and Process Course — 00:25:58
    • K0016, K0068, K0116, K0129, K0224, K0396, K0529, K0608, S0067, S0130

      In this course, we will cover file permissions and processes.

  • Introduction to Linux, Bash and Python with Basics of the Bourne Again Shell Course — 02:58:26
    • K0016, K0068, K0129, K0318, K0396, K0529, S0130

      This course is your introduction to Linux, Bash and Python and the basics of the Bourne Again shell.

  • Concise History of Linux Course — 00:05:19
    • This course is an introduction to offensive Bash scripting and the history of Linux and the Bourne Again shell.

  • Offensive Bash Scripting Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:27:00


What you will learn

In this path, you’ll explore the details of Bash scripting for offensive security. This course will teach you how to create a virtual lab using VirtualBox as a hypervisor, and Kali Linux as a virtual machine. From there, we will cover the fundamentals of scripting in Bash and Python too! This course will culminate in the utilization of Bash scripting to scan a network, find and enumerate a target, exploitation and privilege escalation.

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Meet the author

Chris Bingham is an autodidact, life-long learner, ethical hacker and founder of two cyber security organizations: InfoSec GSO and BSides Triad. Along with his colleagues, he leads hands-on offensive security-style workshops and training. His experience and skills range from Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems to buffer overflow development, Burp Suite, and hacking Windows Domain Controller and Active Directory.

Chris hopes you enjoy taking his courses as much as he enjoyed making them.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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