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Becoming a Hacker: An Introduction to Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Bug Hunting

Published by Pearson

July 12 & 13, 2021

4 - 8 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time

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What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

  • Learn fundamentals of ethical hacking or security penetration testing
  • Learn how to build your lab with WebSploit, Kali Linux, and Parrot Security to perform different penetration testing and bug hunting scenarios
  • Passive and Active Reconnaissance
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Application Reconnaissance
  • Introduction to Hacking Web Applications
  • Introduction to Hacking User Credentials
  • Web Application Injection Attacks and Hacking Databases
  • Introduction to Hacking Networking Devices
  • Fundamentals of Wireless Hacking
  • Introduction to Buffer Overflows
  • Introduction to Evasion and Post Exploitation Techniques
  • Introduction to Social Engineering
  • How to Maintain Persistence, Pivoting, and Data Exfiltration
  • Writing Penetration Testing Reports

This live event is for you because…

  • You have an understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals.
  • You would like to learn the fundamentals of ethical hacking and penetration testing.
  • You would like to learn about the tools necessary to perform penetration testing as well as also real-life methodologies.
  • You are studying for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), PenTest+, or GPEN Certifications.
  • Anyone interested in cybersecurity and penetration testing (ethical hacking) will benefit from this training.
  • You want to learn different methodologies and best practices to perform security penetration testing assessments.


Course Set-up

Recommended Preparation

Recommended Follow-up


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing.


An Overview of Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Methodologies (20 minutes)

Building your own pen testing lab with WebSploit (30 minutes)

Passive Reconnaissance and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) (30 minutes)

Break (10 minutes)

Active Reconnaissance, Scanning, and Fuzzing (30 minutes)

Introduction to Hacking Web Applications (50 minutes)

Break (10 minutes)

Introduction to Hacking User Credentials and Cracking Passwords (30 minutes)

Introduction to Hacking Databases (30 minutes)


Introduction to Hacking Networking Devices (30 minutes)

Fundamentals of Wireless Hacking (30 minutes)

Introduction to Buffer Overflows (40 minutes)

Break (10 minutes)

Introduction to Social Engineering (20 minutes)

Fundamentals of Evasion and Post Exploitation Techniques (30 minutes)

Break (10 minutes)

Command and Control, Exfiltration, and Privilege Escalation (30 minutes)

Best Practices on How to Write Penetration Testing Reports (20 minutes)

Q&A (20 minutes)

Your Instructor

  • Omar Santos

    Omar Santos is an active member of the cybersecurity community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives. He is the lead of the DEF CON Red Team Village; the chair of the Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) technical committee; the co-chair of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Open Source Security working group; and has been the chair of several initiatives in the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI). His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures.

    Omar is the author of over twenty books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cyber security vulnerabilities. Additional information about Omar’s current projects can be found at and you can follow Omar on Twitter @santosomar.

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