Penetration Testing with Nmap Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of networks and the internet


  • Software Testers


Nmap is a port scanner used for penetration and network testing. Port scanners such as Nmap, discover vulnerable communications on computer network systems.

This instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) is aimed at software testers who wish to protect their organization's network with Nmap.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Set up the necessary testing environment to start using Nmap.
  • Scan network systems for security vulnerabilities.
  • Discover active and vulnerable hosts.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Mapping Networks with Nmap

  • Host discovery
  • Network ports
  • Network vulnerabilities

Overview of Network Mapping

  • TCP/IP networks
  • IP addressing

Preparing the Testing Environment

  • Configuring a cloud based testing environment
  • Installing and configuring Nmap
  • Testing the Nmap installation

Scanning with Nmap

  • Running a simple scan on Nmap
  • Selecting ports
  • Scanning multiple systems
  • UDP scanning
  • TCP scanning
  • IP protocol scanning
  • Scanning for host discovery
  • Formatting scan results
  • Reviewing Nmap outputs

Nmap Scripting Engine

  • Running locate utility
  • Using categories
  • Creating prerule scripts for Nmap scan operations
  • Creating host scripts for host discovery
  • Passing arguments to scripts
  • Reviewing Nmap outputs

Summary and Conclusion


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