[Webinar] Windows & Linux System Administration for Penetration Testing
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When: Saturday, May 6th
From 12 - 2 pm
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Hamza Sirag

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Webinar Title: Fundamentals of Windows & Linux System Administration for Penetration Testing



Level: 100



This webinar will go over various systems administration concepts in both Windows and Linux operating systems. To be successful in penetration testing you must understand the full potential of both Windows and Linux from an administrative perspective and how you leverage built-in operating system commands, utilities, and features for exploitation. This webinar is for those who are interested in penetration testing/ethical hacking. This webinar will provide you with a foundation to become successful in penetration testing. You will also be provided with list of external resources and areas you should focus on to further develop your penetration testing skills.


Objectives – What You Will Leave Knowing:

  • Common Windows and Linux services – and how they are commonly abused
  • Common Windows and Linux configurations – and how they are commonly abused
  • How Windows and Linux manage passwords – locally and within a domain
  • Windows and Linux privileges - including techniques for elevating privileges
  • Windows and Linux command line usage for penetration testing
  • Built in programming/development/scripting languages that can be leveraged for exploitation in Windows and Linux
  • Interactive & non-interactive shells
  • File transfer techniques in Windows and Linux
  • Windows and Linux firewalls
  • Built in tools in Windows and Linux for troubleshooting exploitation techniques
  • Enumerating information from Windows and Linux using built in tools
  • Leveraging common Windows and Linux systems administration tools for exploitation and lateral movement
  • External resources available to further learn about Windows and Linux systems administration


Hamza is a penetration tester for a fortune 500 company. He has spent the last 10 years 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 


Computer access with administrative privileges and internet connectivity



Remote Attendee: $0



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