Learning Path

Pentesting in Metasploit

Real-world penetration testing using the Metasploit Framework, from recon to post-exploitation.

What you will learn

In this learning path, you will study how a professional penetration leverages a wide array of common and sometimes underutilized capabilities built into the Metasploit Framework to complete a real-world penetration test against a fictional target. Beginner and intermediate concepts demonstrated are mapped to each phase of a typical penetration test (reconnaissance, network profiling and scanning, system exploitation, post-exploitation and lateral movement).

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

Course — 01:52:30

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

Data management, network and vulnerability scanning

Course — 01:48:09

This course will show students how to use Metasploit’s built-in support for databases and workspaces to keep organized during a penetration test.

Gaining access with Metasploit

Course — 01:44:16

Get ready to launch exploitations against Windows and Linux!

Post-exploitation, command-and-control and SOCKS proxying with Metasploit

Course — 01:39:19

Get to grips with post-exploit challenges.

Bypassing antivirus with Metasploit and Python

Course — 00:37:28

An antivirus is a challenge for a pentester. Explore bypassing antivirus with Metasploit.

Meet the author

Kurt is a seasoned IT professional with 23+ years of experience in the industry from St.John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. During that time, he has worked in various roles ranging from End User/Desktop/Network support to Systems Administration and IT/Data Management. For seven years before joining iON, he worked in the Oil & Gas sector, most recently with ExxonMobil, where he managed services and coordinated IT initiatives for hundreds of offshore platform personnel and thousands more users around the world.

After a prolific career as an IT generalist, Kurt successfully transitioned into the role of Cybersecurity Specialist, performing Penetration Tests and Security Assessments as a key member of iON’s Assessment Services team since 2018. Kurt holds the GPEN Enterprise Penetration Testing and GWAPT Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking certifications from the SANS Institute.

The details

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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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