Vulnerability Assessment Training: Protecting Your Organization

Level: Intermediate
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In this Vulnerability Assessment training course, you learn how to create a network security vulnerability assessment checklist by exposing infrastructure, server, and desktop vulnerabilities, create and interpret reports, configure vulnerability scanners, detect points of exposure, and ultimately prevent network exploitation.

To minimize costly security breaches, organizations need to evaluate the risk in their enterprise from an array of vulnerabilities. Attend this 4-day course and learn to minimize your organization's exposure to security breaches.

Key Features of this Vulnerability Assessment Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Detect and respond to vulnerabilities, and minimize exposure to security breaches
  • Employ real-world exploits and evaluate their effect on your systems
  • Configure vulnerability scanners to identify weaknesses
  • Analyze the results of vulnerability scans
  • Establish an efficient strategy for vulnerability management



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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after course instructor coaching
  • Earn 23 CompTIA CEUs
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Standard $3285 CAD

Government $2890 CAD




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Note: This course runs for 4 Days

  • Apr 11 - 14 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Jun 27 - 30 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important Vulnerability Assessment Course Information

Vulnerability Assessment Course Outline

  • Fundamentals


    • Defining vulnerability, exploit, threat and risk
    • Creating a vulnerability report
    • Conducting an initial scan
    • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) list

    Scanning and exploits

    • Vulnerability detection methods
    • Types of scanners
    • Port scanning and OS fingerprinting
    • Enumerating targets to test information leakage
    • Types of exploits: worm, spyware, backdoor, rootkits, Denial of Service (DoS)
    • Deploying exploit frameworks
  • Analyzing Vulnerabilities and Exploits

    Uncovering infrastructure vulnerabilities

    • Uncovering switch weaknesses
    • Vulnerabilities in infrastructure support servers
    • Network management tool attacks

    Attacks against analyzers and IDS

    • Identifying Snort IDS bypass attacks
    • Corrupting memory and causing Denial of Service

    Exposing server vulnerabilities

    • Scanning servers: assessing vulnerabilities on your network
    • Uploading rogue scripts and file inclusion
    • Catching input validation errors
    • Performing buffer overflow attacks
    • SQL injection
    • Cross–Site Scripting (XSS) and cookie theft

    Revealing desktop vulnerabilities

    • Scanning for desktop vulnerabilities
    • Client buffer overflows
    • Silent downloading: spyware and adware
    • Identifying design errors
  • Configuring Scanners and Generating Reports

    Implementing scanner operations and configuration

    • Choosing credentials, ports and dangerous tests
    • Preventing false negatives
    • Creating custom vulnerability tests
    • Customizing Nessus scans
    • Handling false positives

    Creating and interpreting reports

    • Filtering and customizing reports
    • Interpreting complex reports
    • Contrasting the results of different scanners
  • Assessing Risks in a Changing Environment

    Researching alert information

    • Using the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) to find relevant vulnerability and patch information
    • Evaluating and investigating security alerts and advisories
    • Employing the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

    Identifying factors that affect risk

    • Evaluating the impact of a successful attack
    • Determining vulnerability frequency
    • Calculating vulnerability severity
    • Weighing important risk factors
    • Performing a risk assessment
  • Managing Vulnerabilities

    The vulnerability management cycle

    • Standardizing scanning with Open Vulnerability Assessment Language (OVAL)
    • Patch and configuration management
    • Analyzing the vulnerability management process

    Vulnerability controversies

    • Rewards for vulnerability discovery
    • Markets for bugs and exploits
    • Challenge programs

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Vulnerability Assessment Training FAQs

  • What is vulnerability assessment?

    The process of defining, identifying, classifying and prioritizing what vulnerabilities are in your system.

  • What is the purpose of a vulnerability assessment?

    The purpose of this assessment is to find out what vulnerabilities may be within your system in time to fix them.

  • What is the difference between vulnerability assessment and penetration testing?

    A vulnerability assessment scans for known vulnerabilities, while a penetration test tries to actively exploit and fix the weaknesses.

  • Can I learn vulnerability assessment online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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