This is a crash course to give you a firm understanding of the whole Ethical Hacking world, what technics and tools are used, and what kind of work awaits you if you shift your career to the cybersecurity field.
This is an abstract of our +40 hours masterclass called "Applied Ethical Hacking and Rules of Engagement".
You can do the whole tutorial using another flavor of Linux, preferably a security-enhanced Linux such as Kali Linux or BlackArch.
Here is a breakdown of this crash course:
Setup Virtualization Tech
Install Attacker OS: Parrot Security OS | Kali Linux
Install Victim OS: Metasploitable3 | Windows Server | Ubuntu Linux | HackTheBox
Reconnaissance: targets, names | IP address scopes | technologies, etc.
Service Scanning using NMAP
Vulnerability Scanning: Rapid7 Nexpose | Nessus | OpenVAS
Exploitation: Metasploit | searchsploit or GitHub
Red-Teaming concepts and tools: Empire3 | Cobalt Strike
The outcome of this crash course is to understand clearly what ethical hacking and penetration testing are and if you would like to shift to this field. This course is 100% practical and hands-on. All you require to finish it is a computer and internet connection.
All the software used in the course are free to use for educational purposes or 100 percent open source.