• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description
In Password Cracking Tool Fundamentals, Dustin Parry takes you through different aspects of securing passwords and techniques deployed to crack passwords. These techniques can be deployed by IT technicians to check the password strengths, and it can be used by pentesters and attackers alike.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Password cracking, and the various tools and techniques associated with beginner level password cracking. Various techniques like hashing, salting, peppering and encrypting passwords for secure storage are discussed. Insight into various tools like John the ripper, Cain and Abel are also given, which are used to crack passwords in real time. Best practices for securing passwords are discussed, which will help organizations to deploy industrial standard Password policies.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.