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Nmap: Network Security Scanning Basics & Advanced Techniques

Become a pro at using Nmap to discover computers, services, and vulnerabilities on networks!
Jason Wood
4,385 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Gain critical skills to become a penetration tester, ethical hacker, and security professional
You will become skilled at testing your network security using one of the most powerful network security tools available.
Learn how to rapidly scan networks for undiscovered hosts and services
Find vulnerable systems during penetration tests
Learn the basics of the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) and start to build your own NSE scripts
Perform network scanning safely and effectively

What is this course about?

You will become an expert using the most powerful and flexible network scanner available.  Nmap is the scanner that other scanners are measured against and you will know how to use it from start to finish.

This course will start off with the basics of network scanning with Nmap and move into how you can use it safely and effectively in your network.  You will use practical examples and demonstrations to learn how to use Nmap right now!

Why should you take this course?

This course is based on real experiences using Nmap in network security tests on a huge variety of networks.  When you are done, you will have the information you need to safely and effectively scan networks for vulnerabilities, services, and hosts.  You will start out at the very basics and work your way up to writing your own basic Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) scripts.

You will learn a core tool that will help you become a more effective:

  • penetration tester,

  • ethical hacker,

  • security professional

  • systems administrator

  • IT professional

Nmap is an incredibly powerful tool that you can use to troubleshoot network issues, find unknown network services, and vulnerabilities. 

What students are saying:

“Superb. Covers the subject very nicely with no wasted dialog.”

– James B.

“You present the ideas well, you have a good voice to listen to, you give clear explanations, your video resolution is excellent, and your reference material is excellent.”

– Pamela D.

“Being new to IT and pentesting, this course was both informative and practical. I learned more than I though I would about Nmap and its many many features. Looking forward to more courses offered by this teacher/company. Thank you!”

– Matthew K.

Some of the topics include:

  • Getting and installing Nmap

  • Port scanning basics with Nmap

  • Safe scanning techniques

  • Performance and tuning considerations

  • Nmap Scripting Engine

  • Writing NSE scripts

When you complete this course, you will have gone from the basics of Nmap to how to customize your scans to solve some of the different problems you may be facing with your network.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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