Penetration Testing Using NMAP

This comprehensive course on Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is designed to teach students the intricacies of conducting penetration testing with one of the most popular network scanning tools. Nmap is an open-source tool used for network exploration, security scanning, and auditing. Throughout the course, students will learn the fundamental techniques of using Nmap to identify vulnerabilities within network systems for the purpose of security testing.

Learners will gain hands-on experience with Nmap by engaging with real-world scenarios that simulate various network environments. By the end of the course, students will be proficient in employing Nmap to perform tasks such as host discovery, port scanning, service enumeration, operating system detection, and vulnerability assessment.

Port Scanning. You will be able to conduct Penetration Testing with this course.


Introduction to Penetration Testing and Nmap

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Overview of Penetration Testing
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Introduction to Nmap
Nmap Features and Capabilities
Installing Nmap (Windows, Linux, and Mac)

Nmap Basic Techniques

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Command-Line Basics
Host Discovery (Ping Scans, List Scans)
Port Scanning Basics (TCP Scans, UDP Scans)
Understanding Nmap Output
Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) Introduction

Advanced Port Scanning Techniques

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Port scanning is an essential technique used by network administrators to identify open ports and services running on a server or network device. Attackers also use port scanning as a reconnaissance tool to discover vulnerabilities. Using advanced port scanning techniques can provide more detailed information about the target systems without leaving obvious traces. Below, we […]

Service and Application Version Detection

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Using Nmap for Service Enumeration
Version Detection Techniques
Interpreting Service and Version Outputs
Using Nmap Scripting Engine for Advanced Enumeration

Operating System Detection

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Fingerprinting Operating Systems with Nmap
Accuracy and Limitations
Analyzing OS Detection Results
Customizing OS Detection Scans

Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) and Scripts

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Introduction to NSE and its Capabilities
Using and Writing Basic NSE Scripts
Finding and Utilizing Pre-written NSE Scripts
Vulnerability Detection with NSE

Advanced Nmap Scripting

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Writing Intermediate NSE Scripts
Scripting for Vulnerability Exploitation
Automating Tasks with NSE

Vulnerability Scanning with Nmap

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Identifying Known Vulnerabilities
Integrating Nmap with Other Security Tools
Practical Strategies for Vulnerability Scanning

Automating Nmap Scans

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Shell Scripting Basics with Nmap
Scheduling Regular Scans
Output and Data Management
Best Practices for Automated Scans

Lab Exercises

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Launch CyberLabs For this lab exercises, you will need to use the Nmap utility. Please initiate CyberLabs and access the virtual machine (VM) to conduct the practice sessions. Here are the login details for CyberLabs: Username – root Password – rocheston (You will need to authenticate with any Google account to access the lab) Basic […]