An Overview Of Pentester Academy for Cybersecurity
By Tom Seest
What Is Pentester Academy Written Content and Labs? The Service Desk written content and labs from Pentester Academy can be downloaded for free on the AttackDefense platform. This platform contains more than 2000 exercises and is accessible to anyone without a subscription or VPN. However, there are paid subscriptions for Pentester Academy labs.
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PentesterLab PRO is an online security testing service. This service offers more than 1800 labs and video access for 249 dollars a year. It is a complete training and certification program in one. Its course material is equivalent to OSCP. You can work through each exercise at your own pace and return to difficult ones later.
The course includes online and offline exercises that are categorized into badges. These badges give you access to private exercises. You can also earn certificates by completing each badge. The course offers 140 ISC2 Group A CPE credits. The course also features a live boot camp where you can work on the latest security technologies and learn how to secure your own network.
The lab is large. There are two exercises for bypassing JWT signatures. The first exercise assumes that you’re trying to exploit a vulnerable library. The second exercise is a little more difficult but more fun. In this one, you’ll need to use a different username and password.
The course is comprised of 14 hours of content. There are also full lab walkthroughs and PDFs that outline the various tools and commands. Students will need to use a VPN, RDP, or browser to log into the virtual lab. It is recommended for beginning hackers.
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Attacking and defending Active Directory can be a daunting task unless you know how to exploit it effectively. This course is a good introduction to the basics of Active Directory and includes a lab manual. The course content is more than 10 hours long and covers the essential concepts of Active Directory and Powershell. Depending on your experience, the course may be a good fit for you, or it may be better suited for an experienced professional.
The course focuses on exploiting common misconfigurations to break into an AD. It also covers various PowerShell scripts, which are great for avoiding detection. And it’s paced just right – even for a new user.
Despite its beginner-friendly nature, this course aims to provide a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by security professionals. The course contains seven lessons, each covering a different aspect of Active Directory. Each one teaches various techniques, including lateral movement and local privilege escalation. Other topics include deploying detection systems and hardening an Active Directory environment.
This course is geared toward the beginning red teamer, so it might be more useful to someone with some prior knowledge. While this course focuses on AD exploitation, it also covers local privilege escalation in Windows. Beginning red teams can also benefit from this course, although it is important to assess your current skill level and where you’d like to develop.
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Pentester Academy has a variety of courses that teach cybersecurity. Its Certified Enterprise security specialist course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of active directory hacking. The course content is similar to its CRTP course, but it includes additional videos covering concepts that aren’t covered in the CRTP course.
The courses are delivered through interactive labs and include over 1,500 HD videos. The curriculum is also complemented by a comprehensive course library with 18,000+ on-demand videos, study guides, quizzes, projects, and industry-leading certifications. The academy’s subscription fees are reasonable, and students can take advantage of its course selection without breaking the bank.
The GCB exam is a fun and challenging experience. However, the offensive part of the test was a slight letdown. I would have preferred a more challenging course with less of a focus on fixing everything. That said, Pentester Academy has come up with some challenging labs in the past.
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Pentester Academy is an online training platform containing more than 1,500 HD videos and 2,200 hands-on labs. Pentester Academy’s courses will be offered alongside INE’s current course offerings, which include more than 18,000 on-demand videos, study guides, quizzes, projects, and workbooks.
The course is taught by Vivek Ramachandran, a world-renowned security researcher and cybersecurity expert who specializes in wireless security attacks. He is a regular speaker and trainer at top security conferences. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director for Cybersecurity, an honor awarded to the world’s most influential technology visionaries. Ramachandran graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and is the author of several peer-reviewed research papers.
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