Penetration Testing the Right Way

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Overview Penetration Testing the Right Way (a.k.a. pen testing) is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web …


Penetration Testing the Right Way (a.k.a. pen testing) is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. The pen testing process usually involves gathering information about the target before the test. This is called reconnaissance. The next steps are to identify possible entry points, attempt to break in, and then report the findings. These tests are sometimes called “white hat attacks” because no harm is actually done. Further uses for pen testing include: testing an organisation’s security policy compliance, employees’ security awareness, and an organisation’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.

With the increase in cybercrimes worldwide, the need for proper penetration methods and techniques in order to identify attacks early on has also increased. Many organisations have started to employ ethical hackers within their organisations in order to safeguard their computer systems and networks. There are currently over a million Cyber Security job openings globally, and the demand is greatly outpacing supply. Therefore, a career in cyber security is ideal if you look for challenges, room for progression and a higher salary in your profession. This course is for both beginners and IT pros looking to get certified and land an entry level Cyber Security job position. This course will train you on ethical hacking methods for pen testing, Software Vulnerability Assessments and vulnerability scanning with GFI LanGuard and Firebug. You will also learn about security testing tools and injection techniques through this course. By the time you’ve completed this course, you will know all about Fragroute attacks, persistent XSS attacks, and so much more. 

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  • Who is this course aimed at?
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With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding. 

  • Learn about software Vulnerability Assessments
  • Gain insight into the ethical hacking methods for pen testing.
  • Understand about vulnerability scanning with GFI LanGuard and Firebug.
  • Learn about security testing tools and injection techniques,
  • Understand about Fragroute attacks, persistent XSS attacks, and so much more.

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • It students
  • Job seekers
  • IT professionals
  • Anyone interested in learning penetration testing 
  • Learners must be age 16 or over and
  • Should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
  • Should have a basic understanding of penetration testing

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded Penetration Testing the Right Way certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Chad Russell has been in the CyberSecurity industry for over 15 years. He has taught Microsoft Engineering courses as a Certified trainer, managed teams of security engineers and analysts for an internet banking provider, and has been an information security consultant working for companies including SAP, Microsoft and Oracle.

He leads and conducts ‘Security Risk Assessments’ for customers throughout North America with an emphasis on cloud security, identity governance, network security, social engineering, mobile security, breach assessments, database security, and access management.

Over the past 15 years he has held numerous certifications including CISSP, CCNP, MCSE and MCDBA certifications, and has a B.S. in Computer Science from Excelsior College. 

On the successful completion of this course in penetration testing the right way, you will be qualified for various job positions in the IT or cyber security field. If you are already an IT professional, you can use this course to progress further in your career and to demand for job promotions and salary increments from your organisation as well. The job positions this certificate will qualify you for, along with the average UK salary per annum according to, is given below,

  • Information Technology (IT) Operations Manager – £46,070 per annum
  • Information Technology (IT) Manager – £38,725 per annum
  • Senior Information Technology (IT) Manager – £51,888 per annum
  • Vice President (VP), Information technology (IT) – £79,980 per annum 
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

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    Calvin Jordan

    October 17, 2019

    The registration process was quick. I quickly learned to setup my account and gain access to the course. It was a step by step process which was very easy to figure out.

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    Jakub Hunter

    October 05, 2019

    This is a great learning portal. I took this course upon the recommendation of my employer. The outcome has been great, and can strongly recommend Study365 to other students.

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    Phoenix Mccarthy

    September 26, 2019
    A straightforward course

    The course was simple and straightforward. The subject matter could be quite complex, but the tutor made it an enjoyable training that was interactive and offered a lot of facts. I had a great time learning there.

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    Casper Fletcher

    September 10, 2019
    helpful in every way

    The team was very helpful to me. The standard of service has been truly amazing. They went over and beyond to make sure I was settled during my time there. The fact that service was so good made it a productive training.

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    Tate Walsh

    August 23, 2019
    Time Well Spent

    The course discussed topics extensively and taught me how to be an effective ethical hacker. This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in penetration testing, as it expands your understanding of the subject greatly.

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    Louie Ward

    August 14, 2019
    Very trustworthy

    This complete course in penetration testing will teach about ethical hacking and penetration testing the right way. The course covered the networking fundamentals on ethical hacking and penetration testing. The course contained techniques used in ethical hacking which I was able to fully understand.

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