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0x7df Basic Tools & Techniques for Hackers - Beginner Level

SensePost | August 1-2 & 3-4


This beginner's course presents you with the background information, technical skill, and basic concepts required to get you going. As the title suggests, it provides an ideal training ground for our other SensePost Training courses, further self-study, or other hacking courses.

Lifestyle today is based around the Internet. From banking, to shopping and leisure, everything has an Internet layer. Numerous media reports have stated the obvious that there is a chronic skills shortage with regards to defensive and offensive security. This course sets you on course to beginning a career, or understanding more, about information security. We start off explaining why vulnerabilities exist, how one would discover them and also what the next step is. This gets you into the mindset of a hacker and by exploiting real-world vulnerabilities yourselves, you start to see how attackers operate.


  • Information security fundamentals
  • Working with a command-line interface (Linux and Windows)
  • An introduction to an offensive Linux Operating System
  • Computer networking fundamentals
  • Discovering vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting vulnerabilities in the network and application layer
  • Exploiting vulnerabilities in mobile applications and wireless networks

As with all of our courses, this is a hands-on course. You will get to break into numerous networks, applications, and devices over the two days to fully understand what basic attacks look like as well as understand how they are performed.

Who Should Take this Course

This course is ideal for anyone just starting out in their journey into the exciting world of penetration testing and hacking or for those who work in an environment where they need to understand what attackers are doing and how attacks work.

Student Requirements

Students need to ensure they have the necessary level of skill. No hacking experience is required for this course, this is a beginner's course. Enthusiasm is a must though!

What Students Should Bring

Students should bring a laptop that is capable of running a VMware image of Kali Linux.

What Students Will Be Provided With

All course material on PDF's, code snippets, and tools will be supplied on a USB key drive.


All SensePost trainers are active penetration testers who own networks, applications, mobiles and humans on a daily basis.