As a cyber security professional, you have a unique responsibility to find and understand your organization's vulnerabilities, and to work diligently to mitigate them before the bad guys pounce. Are you ready? SANS SEC560, our flagship course for penetration testing, fully arms you to address this duty head-on. This course starts with proper planning, scoping and recon, then dives deep into scanning, target exploitation, password attacks and wireless and web apps, with over 30 detailed hands-on labs throughout. Chock full of practical, real-world tips from some of the world's best penetration testers, SEC560 prepares you to perform detailed reconnaissance by examining a target's infrastructure and mining blogs, search engines, social networking sites and other Internet and intranet infrastructure. You will be equipped to scan target networks using best-of-breed tools. We will not just cover run-of-the-mill options and configurations, we will also go over the less-known but highly useful capabilities of the best pen test toolsets available today. After scanning, you will learn dozens of methods for exploiting target systems to gain access and measure real business risk, then examine post-exploitation, password attacks, wireless and web apps, pivoting through the target environment to model the attacks of real-world bad guys. After building your skills in challenging labs over five days, the course culminates with a full-day, real-world network penetration test scenario. You will conduct an end-to-end penetration test, applying the knowledge, tools and principles from throughout the course as you discover and exploit vulnerabilities in a realistic sample target organization.
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