Applications store, process, and transmit data making them susceptible and vulnerable to hackers who can identify and exploit vulnerabilities. Penetration testing of these applications acts as a safeguard to reduce vulnerabilities and attack surface. This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform penetration tests that simulate how attackers might attempt to compromise the software applications.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills required to:
- Perform scans to understand how the target application will respond to various intrusion attempts
- Gain access to web application attacks, such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection and backdoors, to uncover a target’s vulnerabilities
- Maintain access to determine if the vulnerability can be used to achieve a persistent presence in the exploited system
- Analyze the results of the penetration test and compile them into a report