About the Art of Hacking
What is the “Art of Hacking”?
The Art of Hacking (AoH) is essential training for those entering the world of IT Security and Penetration Testing or for those who wish to consolidate and formalize their knowledge and demonstrate through hands-on work.
Why was Art of Hacking written?
The Art of Hacking was written by professional Penetration Testers and Black Hat Trainers (NotSoSecure) because of the clear need in the market to help people develop not only knowledge, but also hands-on, demonstrable skill. Our coined phrase is; “don’t just tell me, show me.”
How is this of value to my employer and career?
This course is underpinned by a very detailed training structure designed by professional educators and hackers. By taking the course, you will be able to demonstrate that you have been through structured learning process and you can then prove to your employer that you have the formalized foundations of a professional Penetration Tester.
I have already taken other classes; will this e-Learning be of value to me?
We were overwhelmed with inquires at Black Hat about this very topic. The Art of Hacking is all about building core foundations and proving you can demonstrate the required level of skill. You may have taken other types of training in the market.
What is unique about your teaching methodology?
The NotSoSecure founders have been training for a very long time and know what it takes to build a great Pen Tester and Security Professional. Learning about hacking is not about showing hundreds of tools, it’s about creating a framework of knowledge upon which you can build hands-on skill. We teach you the essential tools, syntax, objectives for each stage of testing and how to build you confidence to go it alone.
How does this course compare to SANS and CEH? Why should I consider this?
The course is a unique entry level/intermediate class. It was initially written in 2016 (the class is updated on a regular basis) and talks about a wealth of modern hacking techniques. It teaches how the latest operating systems can be compromised. It covers a vast variety of systems such as databases, application servers, operating systems, networking devices along with a comprehensive 2 days on Web application hacking. Attendees of the class walk away with a wide spectrum of hacking techniques and a good overall understanding on how systems can be compromised. Further, the online lab allows attendees to practice each and every concept hands-on. Unlike most training programs which use an off-the-shelf test bed to demonstrate security vulnerabilities, the Art of Hacking lab has custom built systems in which hacking challenges have been specifically designed to simulate out-of-box thinking and help attendees grasp the concepts inside-out.