[Workshop] Introduction to Penetration Testing
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When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
12 - 6 pm
Where: ITPG
1964 Gallows Rd
Suite 310
Vienna, Virginia  22812
United States
Presenter: Hamza Sirag

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Workshop Title: Intro to Pentesting

Date/Time: Saturday, March 24, 2018. 1200p – 600p



This is a hands-on workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read about or covered in a class. This is also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women and to keep your skills fresh if you're a veteran! You will also earn continuing education credits towards your certification renewal.  


Level: 200

Level 100 courses are designed for students with little to no previous IT Security experience, or no experience in the topic(s) being covered.  These courses are meant to be introductory level, or provide the training for entry level certifications.


Level 200 courses are designed for students with some security experience, looking to advance or learn in new topics.


Level 300 courses are designed to offer expert level courses and training on specific topics.  Typically, a general understanding and knowledge of the topic being presented is an expected prerequisite.  

**No one is excluded from attending a course at a level higher than their current experience.  However, the course will move at the pace designed for the level of the course.

Where do I fit? See full description here


Topic Details:

This workshop will go over the process of penetration testing and provide exposure to penetration testing tools and methodology. We will focus on the fundamentals of penetration testing. We will go through the entire penetration testing process – information gathering, enumeration, vulnerability analysis, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post exploitation. We will explore a variety of different penetration testing tools and their basic usage. 

You will have the opportunity to compromise a system using with the knowledge gained from the workshop.

This workshop will be very technical with complex real-life cybersecurity issues, pushing your technical skills to the next level and turning you into a white-hat hacker.


Objectives – What You Will Leave Knowing

•             Penetration testing process and methodology

•             Enumeration/Vulnerability identification & research

•             Basic Windows & Linux command-line usage

•             Windows & Linux exploitation

•             Privilege escalation techniques



Hamza is a penetration tester for a fortune 500 company. He has spent the majority of his time immersed in the world of cybersecurity. He has had the opportunity to lead complex penetration tests for a variety of federal and commercial clients. Hamza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Information Security & Assurance/Cybersecurity. He is the founder of Beltway Hackers, a meetup focused on providing attendees with an inside look into the world of offensive cybersecurity.


Prerequisites – What You’re Expected to Know

·         Basic knowledge of technology

·         An understanding of security concepts

·         Knowledge of OSI model

·         Basic understanding of networking concepts

·         Familiarity with Linux (Kali Linux) and Windows command line


12-1: Set-up, introductions, and lunch (included)

1-6:  Training 



Windows or Mac computer with administrative access


Remote and Male Associate Member Participation:

Once registered, you'll receive the meeting participation info by email the day before the workshop. Expect to join 15-30 minutes prior to test your technical configurations. It’s recommended that you have a 2nd monitor to view the screen-sharing.



Full/Student/Military Member:  $120

Associate Member and Remote Attendee: $35

Non-Member: $180

Early bird discount (10% off) ends Mar 1



ITPG 1964 Gallows Rd Suite 310 Vienna, VA 22812