Practical Ethical Hacking – The Complete Course

Practical Ethical Hacking – The Complete Course

2020 Launch! Learn how to hack like a pro by a pro. Up to date practical hacking techniques with absolutely no filler.

What you’ll learn

  • Practical ethical hacking and penetration testing skills
  • Network hacking and defenses
  • Active Directory exploitation tactics and defenses
  • Common web application attacks
  • How to hack wireless networks
  • Learn how to write a pentest report
  • Understand the security threats affecting networks and applications
  • OWASP Top 10
  • IT security trends


  • Basic IT knowledge
  • For Mid-Course Capstone: A subscription to hackthebox is suggested, but not required to complete the course.
  • For Wireless Hacking: A wireless adapter that supports monitor mode (links provided in course).
  • For Active Directory Lab Build: A minimum of 16GB of RAM is suggested. Students can still participate in the course, but may experience slow lab environments.


Welcome to this course on Practical Ethical Hacking.  To enjoy this course, you need nothing but a positive attitude and a desire to learn.  No prior knowledge is required.

In this course, you will learn the practical side of ethical hacking.  Too many courses teach students tools and concepts that are never used in the real world.  In this course, we will focus only on tools and topics that will make you successful as an ethical hacker.  The course is incredibly hands on and will cover many foundational topics.

In this course, we will cover:

  1. A Day in the Life on an Ethical Hacker.  What does an ethical hacker do on a day to day basis?  How much can he or she make?  What type of assessments might an ethical hacker perform?  These questions and more will be answered.
  2. Effective Notekeeping.  An ethical hacker is only as good as the notes he or she keeps.  We will discuss the important tools you can use to keep notes and be successful in the course and in the field.
  3. Networking Refresher.  This section focuses on the concepts of computer networking.  We will discuss common ports and protocols, the OSI model, subnetting, and even walk through a network build with using Cisco CLI.
  4. Introductory Linux.  Every good ethical hacker knows their way around Linux.  This section will introduce you to the basics of Linux and ramp up into building out Bash scripts to automate tasks as the course develops.
  5. Introductory Python.  Most ethical hackers are proficient in a programming language.  This section will introduce you to one of the most commonly used languages among ethical hackers, Python.  You’ll learn the ins and outs of Python 3 and by the end, you’ll be building your own port scanner and writing exploits in Python.
  6. Hacking Methodology. This section overviews the five stages of hacking, which we will dive deeper into as the course progresses.
  7. Reconnaissance and Information Gathering.  You’ll learn how to dig up information on a client using open source intelligence.  Better yet, you’ll learn how to extract breached credentials from databases to perform credential stuffing attacks, hunt down subdomains during client engagements, and gather information with Burp Suite.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner students interested in ethical hacking and cybersecurity.

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