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Metasploit: Getting Started

by Keith Watson

Penetration testing is an exciting way to blend an attacker mindset with the tools needed to identify security problems. This course will teach you the basics of the Metasploit Framework to test and exploit vulnerable systems.

What you'll learn

The Metasploit Framework is a very capable exploitation toolkit. It is not an easy tool to quickly understand and utilize effectively. In this course, Metasploit: Getting Started, you’ll learn to use the Metasploit Framework to configure and launch exploits with payloads to compromise vulnerable target systems in a red team and penetration testing context. First, you’ll explore the Metasploit Framework architecture, which is key to understanding the framework’s capabilities and inner workings. Next, you’ll discover how to configure the Metasploit Framework for launching an attack. Finally, you’ll learn how to use the Metasploit Framework’s tools for post-exploitation activities once a system has been compromised. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of configuring and launching penetration tests needed to effectively use the Metasploit Framework.

About the author

Keith Watson has been an information security professional since 1997. He started as a software developer for security tools and moved into more advanced roles as a product manager for operating system security, a consultant, a security researcher, an enterprise security architect, a team leader, and a trusted advisor and director for threat management solutions. Keith has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA. How also holds the CISSP-ISSAP, CCSP, CISA, and other certifications.

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