Python for Pentesters Learning Path

Take an in-depth look at Python for penetration testers.

14 hours, 5 minutes

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About Python for Pentesters

In this learning path, we will begin by covering the basics of Python programming. This includes variables, loops, conditionals, exception handling and more. Next, we will explore some of the common vulnerabilities that Python can exploit. Moving on from common exploits, we will dive into using Python for network penetration testing: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), scanning networks, building a Windows domain controller with Active Directory and attacking it with various Python hacking tools. Finally, we will learn how to use Python to attack web applications.



Python for Pentesters Skill Assessment

Assessment - 24 questions

Refresher on Python

Course - 03:56:00

Course 1 introduces the student to the course and lays the groundwork for what will be taught. After the slide-show presentation in video 1, its all hands on coding after that: conditionals, loops, input/output and more.
Common Vulnerabilities Exploitable by Python

Course - 02:30:00

In this course, we demonstrate how to use Python for exploit development. This is a very in-depth and technical beginner’s tutorial on buffer overflows: the inner workings of a CPU, machine code, Python and using a debugger to make it happen.
Using Python for Network Penetration

Course - 04:29:00

Explore the details of testing with Python. In this course, you'll look at reconnaissance, reverse shells, exploiting Windows domain controllers, using Impacket to attack protocols, cracking hashed passwords and more.
Attacking Web Applications

Course - 02:17:00

Prepare to go on the offensive with this course on attacking web applications with Python. Take a look at building web scrapers, using Nikto and DirBuster, building a Python-based email sender, utilizing Hashcat and more.

Meet the author

Chris Bingham

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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  • Exploitation Analyst

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