Network Enumeration with Nmap Easy
Nmap is one of the most used networking mapping and discovery tools because of its accurate results and efficiency. The tool is widely used by both offensive and defensive security practitioners. This module covers fundamentals that will be needed to use the Nmap tool for performing effective network enumeration.
Created by Valentin Dobrykov
Nmap is used to identify and scan systems on the network. It is an important part of network diagnostics and evaluation of network-connected systems. In this module, we will learn the basics of this tool and how it can be used efficiently to map out the internal network by identifying live hosts and performing port scanning, service enumeration, and operating system detection.
In this module, we will cover:
- An overview of Nmap
- Host discovery and port scanning
- Saving scan results
- Service enumeration
- Using the powerful Nmap scripting language
- Firewall and IDS/IPS evasion
This module is broken down into sections with accompanying hands-on exercises to practice each of the tactics and techniques we cover. The module ends with three hands-on labs of increasing difficulty to gauge your understanding of the various topic areas.
As you work through the module, you will see example commands and command output for the various topics introduced. It is worth reproducing as many of these examples as possible to reinforce further the concepts introduced in each section. You can do this in the Pwnbox provided in the interactive sections or your own virtual machine.
You can start and stop the module at any time and pick up where you left off. There is no time limit or "grading," but you must complete all of the exercises and the labs to receive the maximum number of cubes and have this module marked as complete in any paths you have chosen.
The module is classified as "Easy" but assumes a working knowledge of the Linux command line and an understanding of information security fundamentals.
A firm grasp of the following modules can be considered prerequisites for successful completion of this module:
- Networking Fundamentals
- Linux Fundamentals
- Introduction to Nmap
- Host Discovery
- Host and Port Scanning
- Saving the Results
- Service Enumeration
- Nmap Scripting Engine
- Firewall and IDS/IPS Evasion
- Firewall and IDS/IPS Evasion - Easy Lab
- Firewall and IDS/IPS Evasion - Medium Lab
- Firewall and IDS/IPS Evasion - Hard Lab
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