• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Vulnerabilities can be defined as a flaw or weakness that can be exploited. One method to identify vulnerabilities is to use a scanner to assess computers, networks, and applications for known weaknesses. By using a scanner, attackers can learn how to best exploit a target system. In this course, you will learn how port scanning works and recognize common ports with known protocols. Discover how to perform network discovery using Nmap, as well as how to perform vulnerability scanning using Nessus. Discover how to exploit a target system using Nessus and Metasploit, and explore how to take over a remote system. Lastly, you'll also explore vulnerability and system scanning countermeasures, and explore countermeasure techniques used to protect against system exploitation. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK). 

Learning Objectives

{"provide an overview of vulnerabilities and their potential causes"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Threat Analysis