Information Technology

Security: Wireless Penetration Testing (2 Days)


Wireless networks are now everywhere we look and work. Like all network technologies they have weaknesses and must be secured. We must also test that our precautions are working thus penetration testing becomes a much-needed skill.

In this two-day class, you will learn about wireless security protocols and Wi-Fi in general alongside technologies to break through their respective defenses. During the course you will set up Kali Linux, Wi-Fi routing, a rogue access point, execute several types of attacks, and more.

This class will cover information for the setup of a testing system and systems to practice on as well as the practical tests themselves.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and implement Wi-Fi security
  • Describe and implement WEP, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise protocols
  • Use and install Kali Linux
  • Use and install a rogue access point using airbase-ng
  • Capture and analyze packets sniffed from a Wi-Fi network
  • Apply social engineering to leverage human knowledge and behavior
  • Implement a variety of attacks to break Wi-Fi security

Audience: Anyone interested in defending their wireless networks from attack

Recommended Prerequisites: Strong knowledge of the Windows OS


Book:                Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide - Third Edition
ISBN:  9781788831925

Hardware:          Access Point: TP-Link N300 Wireless Wi-Fi Router

                        Radio 1: Alfa AWUS036NH

                        Radio 2: Alfa AWUS036NEH

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