Pwk Blog Post

Penetration Testing with Kali Linux – Online Course Update

We at Offensive Security are proud today to announce the online version of our newest class “Penetration Testing with Kali Linux” (PWK). Penetration Testing with Kali Linux will be available for purchase starting on 05 January, 2014. Offensive Security students and alumni will be receiving an email from us within the next week with information regarding discounted upgrades.

About Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Over a year ago, when we first sat down and began on what would become Kali Linux, we realized that with all the major changes, we would also need to update our flagship course, Penetration Testing with BackTrack (PWB), to be inline with Kali Linux. With the release of Kali, we ensured that we mentioned the impact this would have on PWB and that an update to the course was in the works.

Our initial intent for the PWB course update was that it would be a relatively simple affair. We would simply update the materials to correspond to Kali Linux and keep pretty much everything else the same. A quick, simple process. After all, why fix what is not broken?

The Only Official Kali Linux Penetration Testing Training

However, we quickly realized that we wanted to do far more. In fact, you could say we wanted to “Try Harder“. This process led to a complete re-write of the course. We took everything we learned from 8 years of being the leader of performance-based information security training and combined it with everything we have seen work, and not work, in penetration tests that we have conducted ourselves. This has created the most up-to-date and comprehensive penetration testing course ever, covering cutting-edge techniques that are effective in real world networks today, brought to you by the developers and creators of the Kali Linux security distribution.

Battle Tested in BlackHat

Students of our recent live courses at Black Hat Las Vegas and Black Hat Seattle have already had a glimpse of the newly designed course. The feedback we have received so far has been stellar – so we knew that we were on the right track.

Over this past year, we have been hard at work re-writing, editing, re-recording, and doing even more editing to make sure that we have everything done to the high standards that we set for ourselves and that our students expect of us. Now, at long last, we are nearing the completion of our journey and the release of Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) is almost upon us.

We know that you are excited as we are. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.