My Story

The first time I tried to learn penetration testing on my own and failed I thought that it was because I didn’t have the right skillset to learn it.

Penetration Testing can be really hard sometimes.

Finding out where and how to get started? Even tougher.

I’ve been there. I was within the IT industry and tried to teach myself some information security concepts on my own. For years I went this route.

Yeah… that didn’t work for me.

If your strategy to learn these concepts is gathering up as much material as you can from various different sources only to find out in the end it really didn’t amount to much and didn’t push yourself further along then you’ve gone done the wrong route.

The truth of it is that it is hard to learn pentesting on your own because most of us don’t have a clue what we are doing and how to get started.

In the end if you are like me you learned a few things here and there but you are still searching for what it is you need to do next.

You need a blueprint!

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Here is the blueprint…

Watch our videos

Quit trying to find bits of information from various sources like most people do and follow our proven plan that works.We’ve loaded the course within the membership with a collection of videos that really work well in teaching you what you need to know. Start with the very first one and work your way down.

Participate in our Community

Next up, join us in the community.

Follow the plan

Time to get to work! We lay out a week-by-week game plan to follow to execute the plan. Your job is to follow the plan.

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Before this course and membership, if you wanted to learn Information Security concepts, you had two choices:

  • 1. Spend your precious time searching down free and low-cost resources and cobbling together your own pentesting curriculum. The result? Hours spent learning bits and pieces with no clear structure… and you’re still left without the real, practical skills you need on the job, or
  • 2. Spend $2000, $3000, or more on a high-quality classroom course and try (usually unsuccessfully) to convince your employer to help you foot the bill.

But now, there’s a third option…

Penetration Testing 101 Training Academy

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LEARN WHERE TO START AND IN 6 WEEKS BECOME A PENTESTER.

You don’t have to be perfect to learn how to conduct penetration tests, pass these certifications or land an internship or junior analyst position that will get you enterprise level experience. Or the smartest person in the room. Or a type-A personality.

Six weeks from now, you can know where to start, have the fundamentals to pass any security certification with confidence and gain the skills to get that high paying IT Security job.

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  • WEEK 1
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    Week One Accomplishments:
    Create your own home pentesting lab setup, which is the key to learning all penetration testing concepts. We’ve found this task to be the essential difference between those who make it and those who don’t.

    Week One Blueprint:
    Step One: We start by setting up the most important part of any pentest lab – your Attack Machine
    Step Two: Now we get to the fun part of your lab – setting up your Vulnerable Target Machine

    Career Benefit:
    One of the first things an interviewer in the InfoSec/Pentesting world will probably ask you on an interview is what your home lab looks like. After your first week in our course you will be ready to answer all your interviewer’s lab questions.

  • WEEK 2
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    Week Two Accomplishments:
    Gain the knowledge and skills that make Pentesters good at what they do – reconnaissance.

    Week Two Blueprint:
    When it comes to Network Footprinting it is all about performing reconnaissance on your target without actually having to interact with it yet. This is the most important piece of any pentest; the better are you are at recon, the better pentester you are. Week two you will focus on how to conduct recon.

    Career Benefit:
    Since reconnaissance is the most important piece of any pentest, you can almost guarantee a lot of interview questions regarding this but rest assured that after week two you will be ready to answer all they ask. Looking at getting your certification? This is also where many of your certification testing questions comes from as well.

    Course Sneak Peak:
    These are just a few of the items we will cover:
    • ARIN (Secret weapon to perform recon)
    • Netcraft (This will make your life much simpler)
    • Network Solutions (Valuable info without much effort)
    • Way Back Machine (Go back in time to find what you need)
    • NSLOOKUP (Your best friend during a Footprinting exercise)
    • Discover Scripts (Automate much of your Footprinting)

  • WEEK 3
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    Week Three Accomplishments:
    Engage any target.

    Week Three Blueprint:
    Enumeration is taking Network Footprinting a step further where we actually start engaging the target. Enumeration goes hand-in-hand with Footprinting and this is why many of your certification and interview questions come from here as well.

    Career Benefit:
    You will develop the crucial skills needed that will not only get you through the toughest interview questions, but have the knowledge to land a job in InfoSec!

    Course Sneak Peak:
    These are just a few of the items we will cover:
    • NMAP (One of the simplest but most powerful tools)
    • Wireshark (See the attack in real-time)
    • Security Camera Recon
    • Maltego (Map out your target network)

  • WEEK 4
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    Week Four Accomplishments:
    Exploit our targets.

    Week Four Blueprint:
    Exploitation is the pinnacle of any pentest, the most fun and is our endgame. We gain those exploitation fundamentals and take a look at the various tactics most likely to succeed.

    Career Benefit:
    If you can exploit it you can also defend it. Preventing exploitation is the cornerstone of any InfoSec job.

    Course Sneak Peak:
    These are just a few of the items we will cover:
    • Metasploit (The most powerful exploit tool)
    • Armitage (GUI interface that uses Metasploit)
    • Exploit Database (How to use the largest database of exploits)

  • WEEK 5 
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    Week Five Accomplishments:
    Effectively assess and scan any target.

    Week Five Blueprint:
    Vulnerability Scanning is a must have skill in InfoSec and you learn everything you need to get the job done here.

    If you work in a hospital you need to continually scan your attack surface to see if you are vulnerable to prevent an attacker from stealing important patient records. If you are working for a bank you need to scan to make sure private customer information isn’t stolen. And if you are a 3rd party pentester you will also use this as a catch-all at the end to make sure you didn’t miss anything during the initial part of your pentest.

    By the end of week 5 you’ll know everything there is to know about vulnerability scanners and how to operate them like a pro.

    Career Benefit:
    Whether you want to be a system admin or a penetration tester, almost all InfoSec careers have a need for vulnerability scanning.

  • Week 6 
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    Week Six Accomplishments:
    Attack web applications

    Week Six Blueprint:
    After week 6 you will have gained the skills that are most needed and sought after right now in the pentesting world which are Web Application Penetsting skills. We step right through all the popular attacks and OWASP Top 10.

    Career Benefit:
    If you take a look at some recent pentesting job postings you will see Web Application Pentesting as one of the most sought after skills. Once you gain these skills you will become highly sought after.

    Course Sneak Peak:
    These are just a few of the items we will cover:
    • OWASP Top 10 (#1 Web App Job Application questions come from here)
    • WebGoat (Premier Vulnerable Web Application)
    • XSS – Cross Site Scripting
    • SQL Injection
    • CSRF – Cross-Site Request Forgery
    • RFI Remote File Include – LFI Local File Include
    • Packets
    • HTTP
    • OWASP Broken Web Application Project (Our Testing Platform)
    • Reporting

  • BONUS: WiFi Pentesting 
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    WiFi Accomplishments:
    Perform a proper pentest against any target WiFi networks

    WiFi Blueprint:
    We step right through the WiFi attacks that give the best probability of succeeding.

    Career Benefit:
    Knowing how to properly pentest WiFi networks is a must have skill and is often done improperly. Knowing how to properly attack WiFi will give you a leg up on the competition.

    Course Sneak Peak:
    These are just a few of the items we will cover:
    • Pixie Dust WiFi Attack
    • WPS Brute Force Attack
    • Web Attack
    • WPA2 Dictionary Attack

A Course For Beginners

This course unlike many others is being created for the absolute beginner in mind.  You will learn the basics and learn where to start so that you can build on that going forward.  The biggest issue for me when starting was that there was no great resource for beginners.

A Course Based On Facts

This course was created based off of how I wish I was taught to. The information in the course is provided by experts who have studied the ins and outs of IT Security in general and hacking/pentesting to be more specific.

BONUS #1: Penetration Testing 101 Book

When you buy the membership and course you will get our Penetration Testing 101 Book as well! Download it instantly and read it when you want. This is your blueprint in written form to compliment the videos inside.

BONUS #2: WiFi Pentesting

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