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Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to by Vyacheslav Fadyushin

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Setting up the network security lab (Must know)

This section is aimed at setting up a lab environment for practising penetration testing in general. Skills that you can practise with this type of lab are as follows:

  • Essential skills
    • Discovery techniques
    • Enumeration techniques
    • Scanning techniques
    • Network vulnerability exploitation
    • Privilege escalation
    • Password and hash attacks
  • Additional skills
    • Modifying and testing exploits
    • Tunneling
    • Fuzzing
    • Vulnerability research
    • Documenting the penetration testing process

Getting ready

Prior to setting up the network security lab environment, let's do some preparation. We need to clearly understand our lab network topology for this task. It will differ from the topology given in the Planning the lab environment (Should know) ...

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