Penetration Testers Programme Curriculum Outline

The 1000 Penetration Testers for Africa penetration tester training programme was designed and built around how we achieved our success as a team at CyberIntelligent Systems. Our team had all the elements required to support, coach, and mentor them to become fully productive in a short period of time. We observed the high failure rate, despondency, and lack of support for candidates already working in a stressful environment, and how demoralizing that can be. So, this penetration tester training programme is built as a solution with the right partners who would provide the support, mentoring, and the technical coaching required for success. The programme is self paced, with a duration of 12-months.
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This foundational skills part of the penetration tester programme is designed to ensure that students have the requisite technical skills to navigate the technical language and perform certain foundational tasks. It provides them with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to complete those tasks. The programme includes a prequalifying assessment questionnaire and tasks to determine whether a student has any of these skills before enrolling in the course.

Materials and methodology of the penetration tester training programme include all the EC-Council CEH modules. Your programme investment of $2,750 includes the CEH exam preparation and entrance fee. The EC-Council will communicate completion of the modules back to the 1000 Pentesters.Africa programme administration as soon as a candidate is through with them.

Participants in the ethical hacking certification programme attend live sessions for mentoring, course Q+As, logistics check-in points, and assessments,. However,  the CEH modules are self-paced and communicated via online assignments, materials, and video recordings.
Foundational Skills
Most individuals will never learn what is actually going on in a world-class cybersecurity environment. They would also never get exposed to the knowledge and skills required. Or why these are an absolutely critical ability to protect organisations from cyber attacks. This module covers the foundational skills required to succeed.

Module 01: Security operation center (SOC) core skills

Understanding the core security skills all Security Operation Centre (SOC) analysts needs to have.
Module 02: Getting started in Security and MITRE ATT&CK

Core fundamentals with lots of hands-on labs demonstrating the attacks and defences every security professional must master.
Module 03: Introduction to pentesting

Examine the different types of penetration testing engagements with repeatable testing methodology for executing quality tests..
Module 04: Active Defense Cyber Deception

Learn active defence techniques with hands on lab experience in the DARPA funded Active Defense Harbinger Distribution live Linux environment.
Peer Support
Human beings have always been learning from one another over our lifetime. The current threat landscape is shifting. Traditional defenses are failing us. We need to develop new strategies to defend ourselves. Learning and collaborating with experienced individuals is critical to motivate individuals. The importance of access to industry Guru’s is critical and hence its inclusion in the programme.
Technical Coaching
Learn what is involved in penetration testing with experienced SANS instructor John Strand, who has trained over 20,000 penetration testers and has supervised thousands of penetration testing engagements at Fortune 500 companies. He also addresses practical shortcomings that individuals have to overcome. The session includes hands-on labs, tools, and techniques to accomplish that.
iLearning Platform
This platform contains the academic work to prepare you for the certification exam. It includes robust, in-depth, hands-on lab experience of cybersecurity programmes available. We will teach you the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and information security professionals to lawfully hack an organisations.

Module 01: Introduction to Ethical Hacking

Cover the fundamentals of key issues in the information security world, including the basics of ethical hacking, information security controls, relevant laws, and standard procedures.

Module 02: Foot printing and Reconnaissance

Learn how to use the latest techniques and tools to perform foot printing and reconnaissance, a critical pre-attack phase of the ethical hacking process.

Module 03: Scanning Networks

Learn different network scanning techniques and countermeasures.

Module 04: Enumeration

Learn various enumeration techniques, such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Network File Sharing (NFS) exploits, and associated countermeasures.

Module 05: Vulnerability Analysis

Learn how to identify security loopholes in a target organization’s network, communication infrastructure, and end systems.

Module 06: System Hacking

Learn about the various system hacking methodologies—including steganography, steganalysis attacks, and covering tracks—used to discover system and network vulnerabilities.

Module 07: Malware Threats

Get an introduction to the different types of malware, such as Trojans, viruses, and worms, as well as system auditing for malware attacks, malware analysis, and countermeasures.

Module 08: Sniffing

Learn about packet-sniffing techniques and how to use them to discover network vulnerabilities, as well as countermeasures to defend against sniffing attacks.

Module 09: Social Engineering

Learn social engineering concepts and techniques, including how to identify theft attempts, audit human-level vulnerabilities, and suggest social engineering countermeasures.

Module 10: Denial-of-Service

Learn about different Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed DoS (DDoS) attack techniques, as well as the tools used to audit a target and devise DoS and DDoS countermeasures and protections.

Module 11: Session Hijacking

Understand the various session hijacking techniques used to discover network-level session management, authentication, authorization, and cryptographic weaknesses and associated countermeasures.

Module 12: Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots

Get introduced to firewall, intrusion detection system, and honeypot evasion techniques; the tools used to audit a network perimeter for weaknesses; and countermeasures.

Module 13: Hacking Web Servers

Learn about web server attacks, including a comprehensive attack methodology used to audit vulnerabilities in web server infrastructures and countermeasures.

Module 14: Hacking Web Applications

Learn about web application attacks, including a comprehensive web application hacking methodology used to audit vulnerabilities in web applications and countermeasures.

Module 15: SQL Injection

Learn about SQL injection attack techniques, injection detection tools, and countermeasures to detect and defend against SQL injection attempts.

Module 16: Hacking Wireless Networks

Learn about wireless encryption, wireless hacking methodologies and tools, and Wi-Fi security tools.

Module 17: Hacking Mobile Platforms

Learn about mobile platform attack vectors, Android vulnerability exploits, and mobile security guidelines and tools.

Module 18: IoT Hacking

Learn how to secure and defend Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices and possible threats to IoT and OT platforms.

Module 19: Cloud Computing

Learn different cloud computing concepts, such as container technologies and server less computing, various cloud-based threats and attacks, and cloud security techniques and tools.

Module 20: Cryptography

In the final module, learn about cryptography and ciphers, public-key infrastructure, cryptography attacks, and cryptanalysis tools.




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