This 5-day Penetration Testing course is for those IT professionals who are required to test their own internal networks or the networks of an external client. The Penetration Testing course will cover the principles of penetration testing and ethical hacking and give hands on training with some of the tools available. Students will be taught the difference between a hacker and a penetration tester. They will learn in the process, the types of procedures followed by professional penetration testers. The course will also have discussions on the common vulnerabilities of computer systems along with methods used by penetration testers to take advantage of them.
The Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), provides a complete methodology on performing security testing from the outside to the inside. It is also beneficial in testing from the internal network to the DMZ and the DMZ to the internal network.