Learning Path

Python for Pentesters

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

What you will learn

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.

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Refresher on Python

Course — 03:55:38

K0004, K0016, K0068, K0372, K0396, S0060, S0266

An introduction to the course and some refreshers on Python.

Common Vulnerabilities Exploitable by Python

Course — 02:29:56

K0004, K0005, K0006, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0372, K0396, S0060, S0266

This course explores common vulnerabilities and vulnerability exploitation in Python.

Using Python for Network Penetration

Course — 04:28:58

K0004, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0160, K0177, K0221, K0234, K0332, K0362, K0372, K0396, K0408, S0060, S0266

In this course, we will explore the uses of Python in penetration testing and attacking.

Attacking Web Applications

Course — 02:17:08

K0004, K0005, K0009, K0016, K0068, K0070, K0372, K0396, K0624, S0060, S0266

In this course, you’ll explore the ins and outs of attacking web applications with Python.

Python for Pentesters Skill Assessment

Assessment — 24 questions — 00:12:00

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.

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.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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