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CSTA Ethical Hacking Technical : Hands-On Training Course

CSTA Ethical Hacking Technical - Hands-On Training Course

SKU: 2836
This ethical hacking training course is a 4 day hands-on journey into the hacking mindset, examining and practically applying the tools and techniques that hackers use.

How to Book:

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Course Locations

Cambridge CB22
Price: £2,100.00
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CSTA takes delegates on a journey through the various stages of a hacking attack, or equally a penetration test, from initial information discover y and target scanning through to exploitation, privilege escalation and retaining access.

On this course, practical exercises reinforce theory with each delegate having access to a Windows 2008 domain (server and workstation) along with a Linux server. Although the course demonstrates current hacking techniques, this is always done with defence in mind and countermeasures are discussed throughout. The CSTA exam (theory based) is included at the end of the course.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is ideally suited to anyone with responsibility for, or with an interest in, the security of IT systems, such as: system administrators, auditors, IT security officers, information security  professionals and budding penetration testers.

What does this course cover?

During the course, you will learn:

  • Motivations behind hacking
  • The hacking scene
  • Methodology
Networking Refresher
  • Sniffing traffic
Information Discovery
  • Useful information
  • Sources – websites, metadata, search engines, DNS, social engineering
Target Scanning
  • Host discovery
  • Port scanning techniques
  • Banner grabbing

Vulnerability Assessment

  • Causes of vulnerabilities
  • The classic buffer overflow
  • Vulnerability tracking
  • Scanning
  • Client-side vulnerabilities
Attacking Windows
  • Windows enumeration
  • Metasploit
  • Client-side exploits

Privilege Escalation – Windows

  • Local information gathering
  • Metasploit’s Meterpreter
  • Keyloggers
  • Password storage
  • Password extraction
  • Password cracking techniques
  • Cached Domain Credentials
  • Windows network authentication
  • Access tokens
  • Pass the hash
Attacking Linux
  • Exploitation
  • Web shells
  • Pivoting the attack
  • Online password cracking
  • ARP Poisoning Man in the Middle

Privilege Escalation – Linux

  • Standard streams
  • Privilege escalation by exploit
  • Commercial penetration testing tools
  • Password storage
  • Password cracking
  • Permission errors
  • Sudo
  • SUID
  • Flawed shell scripts
Retaining Access
  • Backdoors
  • Trojan Horses
  • Delivery mechanisms
  • Botnets
  • Bypassing client-side security
Covering Tracks
  • Hiding backdoors
  • Simple obfuscation
  • Rootkits
  • Anti-forensics
  • Log manipulation
  • Connection laundering

Are there entry requirements?

A basic understanding of TCP/IP networking, e.g.
  • Can you describe at a high-level how a request reaches a web server through Ethernet, IP and TCP?
  • What function does ARP perform?
  • How does a system know whether or not a gateway is required?
  • What is a TCP port?
Familiarity with the Windows or Linux command line, e.g.
  • What’s the difference between a command and its switches?
  • an you navigate the file system using commands?
  • Can you extract and display basic network configuration information, etc?

What's included?

Our package includes refreshments, and full course materials.

Although the course is non-residential, we offer help finding appropriate hotels, close to the training venue. To take advantage of this offer, drop us an email after you book your course.

How to book?

There are three ways to book your course, either online, via fax, or telephone:

  • To book via telephone just call us on +44 (0)333 800 7000, and we’ll take of the details.
  • To book via fax download our booking form, complete it and fax to us on +44 (0) 1353 662667.
  • To book online simply enter the number of delegates you wish to send into the “Quantity” and select the course date from the drop down menu and click “Order now”.

We can also accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments, and other public sector organisations and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers, follow this link to our payment options page for more information.

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

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