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Kali Linux Revealed - Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution

Kali Linux | July 22-25


In this introductory course, we will prepare you for the Kali KLCP certification exam; the first official certification based on Kali Linux. We will focus on the Kali Linux platform itself (as opposed to the tools, or penetration testing techniques), and help you understand and maximize the usage of Kali from the ground up. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, the KLCP is a testament of your thorough and deep understanding of the Kali Linux operating system, as well as your ability to use it masterfully.

The instructors will teach you how to:

  • Gain confidence in basic Linux proficiency, fundamentals and command line.
  • Install and verify Kali Linux as a primary OS, virtual machine, including full disk encryption.
  • Use Kali as a portable USB distribution including options for encryption, persistence and "self-destruction."
  • Install, remove, customize and troubleshoot software through the Debian package manager.
  • Thoroughly administer, customize and configure Kali Linux for a streamlined experience.
  • Troubleshoot Kali, diagnose common problems in an optimal way.
  • Secure and monitor Kali at the network and filesystem levels.
  • Create your own packages and host your own custom repositories.
  • Roll your own customized Kali implementation, as well as preseed your installations.
  • Build, customize and optimize your own kernel.
  • Scale and deploy Kali Linux in the enterprise.
  • Manage and orchestrate multiple installations of Kali.

Please Note: This is not a penetration testing course. This course is focused on teaching the student how to get the most out of the Kali Linux Penetration Testing Platform, not how to use the packaged tools in an offensive manner.

Who Should Take this Course

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate students. Students that are unfamiliar with Linux in general, or intermediate students that are looking to maximize their usage of Kali Linux advanced features.

Student Requirements

Students must possess a foundational knowledge about computer systems in general including components such as CPU, RAM, motherboard, hard disk, device controllers and their associated connectors, etc. Basic Windows and Linux proficiency required.

What Students Should Bring

Students should bring a x86/x64 laptop with at least 60GB of free disk space and a minimum of 4GB RAM. Students should have a virtualized environment such as VMware Workstation/Fusion or Virtual Box installed and working at the newest version.

What Students Will Be Provided With

Students will be provided with an Official Kali Linux study guide (soft and hard copy), Kali USB stick and a Kali virtual image for use in class. Students will also receive a voucher for a free KLCP exam attempt.


Mati Aharoni is deeply involved in the security community and has laid several corner stones in the community, such as the Exploit Database, the Kali Linux Distribution as well as the industry leader of practical, hands-on, information security training - Offensive Security.

Johnny Long is a professional hacker, security expert, author, public speaker and founder of the non-profit Hackers For Charity. With nearly twenty years of experience in the field of information security, he has a rare perspective on the industry and leverages that experience to break down highly technical and difficult subject matter, making it more accessible and understandable for his readers and students.