A penetration test is an authorized cyberattack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system.

We've released a full pentesting course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel called "License to Pentest". You will learn the common tools and methods used by ethical hackers.

This course is the perfect place to start if you are interested in a career in cyber security or ethical hacking. It will also help prepare you for the for EC-Council LPT Master Exam.

This course is taught by Sagar Bansal, an experienced instructor who is on the EC-Council Advisory Board for CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

License To Pentest covers beginner through advanced penetration testing skills. You will learn by breaking into simulations of real-world websites. There are lab files provided in the course that will allow you to practice what you learn.

You will learn tools such as WPScan, Metasploit, MSFvenom, DirBuster, Dirb, Nikto, and more. You will learn how to crack passwords, access reverse shells, exploit Windows machines, perform SQL injections, discover exploits, escalate privileges, and more.

Watch the 9 hour course below or on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel.