Practical Hacking and Pentesting Guide for Beginners

Practical Hacking and Pentesting Guide for Beginners

Practical Hacking and Pentesting Guide for Beginners

Ultimate Practical Ethical hacking course with a step by step guide to the popular hacking and Pentesting tools

Language: english

Note: 5.0/5 (1 notes) 1,673 students  New course 

Instructor(s): Ammar Hassan

Last update: 2022-11-07

What you’ll learn

  • Hacking and bypassing Windows login Passwords
  • Hacking Wireless Networks with modern tools
  • Cracking Passwords for word, excel, Zip and Rar Files
  • Hack Windows with Metasploit Framework
  • Hack & secure both WiFi & wired networks
  • How to hack Windows and linux machines over the network
  • Best cracking and hacking tools on both windows and Kali Linux
  • Create your own Hacking Lab in a Virtual Environment (Quick and Easy Way)
  • Install & use Kali Linux – a penetration testing operating system in an easy and efficient manner
  • How to Install and use Password Cracking tools in Windows Environment
  • How to Speed up password cracking with GPU based attacks
  • How to use online free resources to crack word, excel, PowerPoint Passwords
  • How to Extract Windows passwords from RAM with Mimikatz
  • How to bypass and reset Windows passwords?
  • How to scan targets efficiently to gather more information about the target
  • How to perform vulnerability assessment of a target



  • Only the Will to learn
  • Basic IT Skills
  • PC or Laptop with 4GB (8GB Recommended) RAM
  • No Programming or Linux Skills Required. We teach you from scratch!



*The ultimate Practical Hacking and Pentesting Guide for Beginners, Learn Ethical Hacking + Penetration Testing! Use real techniques by black hat hackers*

Welcome to this comprehensive course on practical hacking and pentesting. In this course, you’ll learn techniques and tools to crack windows passwords, recover office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel Passwords), hack wireless networks and practical pentesting techniques to hack your targets over the network. This course assumes you have NO prior knowledge in hacking and cracking, and by the end of it, you’ll be at a comfortable level, being able to start with your pentesting journey skilled with the basic toolset

The course is a practical guide and only focuses on the practical stuff leaving out python or other theoretical stuff that you find in other courses to fill up the content. More than 4 hours of practical hacking and pentesting stuff with real-world guides. You’ll learn everything by example and practical guides,  so we’ll never have any dry boring theoretical lectures.

Each practical lecture is accompanied by a free pdf presentation explaining the attack which can be downloaded and used as a quick reference.

The Quick Breakdown of the content is as follows:-

  • How to Install Kali Linux in a virtual environment in a quick and easy way.

  • How to break into Windows passwords.

  • How to crack wifi passwords.

  • How to crack office files passwords.

  • How to hack machines over the network.

The Major Modules include.

1.   Windows Password cracking and bypassing passwords to gain access

After finishing the module, you will also be acquainted with the best free password-cracking tools and techniques that you can implement in your future learning path. We also discuss some services and tools that can help you to speed up the office password-cracking process.

The Quick Breakdown of the content is as follows:-

    • How to break Windows Passwords.

    • How to Hack into Windows without cracking passwords.

    • How to use Hashcat for faster GPU-based Attacks.

    • How to use  Hashcat from Windows to crack the Passwords.

    • How to extract passwords from RAM with MimiKatz.

2.   Wifi Hacking

Wifi is everywhere and learning the tools to crack and hack into the wifi is one of the most important skillset in any hackers arsenal.

The quick breakdown of the content is as follows:

  • How to hack WPA2 wifi networks with old aircrack utility.

  • How to capture handshakes with Hcxdump tools.

  • How to crack wifi password with fast GPU based cracked- Hashcat.

  • How to crack wifi passwords with single command in an automated manner.

  • How to crack wifi networks from Windows.

  • What are the best GUI based tools to crack passwords.

3. Office Files (Word, powerpoint, excel) and RAR/ ZIP files password cracking

What about learning to break into the most important and used file types. The module is perfect for it. The Quick Breakdown of the module content is as follows:-

  • How to password protect word, excel and PowerPoint Files.

  • How to use John to crack office passwords on Kali Linux.

  • How to use Hashcat for faster GPU-based Attacks.

  • How to install John the ripper and Hashcat on Windows.

  • How to crack office passwords from Windows without Kali Linux.

  • How to Unlock read-only Excel Files.

  • How to remove sheet and workbook protection from Excel sheets.

  • How to remove read-only restriction from Word and PowerPoint files.

  • How to remove passwords from office documents with free online password recovery service.

  • How to use Paid tools to crack office passwords.

  • How to remove passwords from very old word documents with Guaword utility.

4. Practical pentesting and network attacks

In this module, we learn about how to go with practical pentesting and hacking machines over the network The Quick Breakdown of the module content is as follows:-

  • What is Metasploit and how to hack windows with it.

  • How to scan the targets to extract maximum information.

  • How to perform vulnerability assessment of a target with automated tools.

  • How to extract information from a target, start keylogger and take screenshots of a target after gaining foothold.

  • How to practice pentesting for free.

We guarantee you this is one of the most comprehensive online course on hacking and pentesting for beginners which is focused on only practical stuff


  • This course is created for educational purposes only and all the attacks are launched in my own lab or against systems that I have permission to test. The instructor is not linked to any tool or service mentioned in the course in any capacity.


Who this course is for

  • Ethical Hacking Beginners to jump start their learning process
  • Ethical Hacking professional who are looking for more practical stuff
  • Beginners White Hat Hackers and Pentesters looking to learn practical hacking and pentesting
  • Information Security Professionals who want to enhance their practical skill set
  • Digital and Computer Forensics Experts looking to excel in information and evidence gathering
  • Anybody interested in learning ethical hacking / penetration testing


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to the Course
    • Who AM I?
  • Pre requisites and Lab Setup
    • Installing Kali Linux on Vmware
    • Make a bootable Kali Linux USB Drive
  • Windows Password Cracking and Login bypass
    • Introduction to the Windows Password Hacking Module
    • How Passwords are stored on Windows?
    • Bypassing Windows Passwords with chntpw
    • Reset Windows Passwords with Kali and chntpw
    • Bypass Windows online authentication by activating a local Administrator Account
    • Bypassing Windows Passwords with KonBoot
    • Bypassing Windows Passwords with Hiren Boot CD
    • Hack Windows passwords with Windows Boot Disk
    • Reset Windows passwords with Lazesoft free utility
    • Cracking Windows Passwords with Ophcrack and Kali
    • Crack Windows Passwords with Ophcrack on Windows
    • Cracking Windows password with John
    • Cracking Windows passwords with Hashcat
    • Mimikatz RAM password extraction
    • Review of Password cracking and recovery tools
  • Hacking Wireless Networks
    • Introduction to Wifi Hacking
    • Hacking Wireless Networks with Aircrack Suits
    • Capturing WPA and WPS-2 Handshakes with Hashcat
    • Preparing captured Handshakes for Hashcat
    • Cracking Handshakes with Hashcat
    • Wifi Cracking purely on Windows
    • Automatic Wifi Cracking with Wifite
    • GUI Based Automated Wifi cracking
  • Password Cracking- Office, PDF, Zip and Rar files
    • Microsoft Word Password Cracking with John
    • (Recap) Install Hashcat on Windows
    • Excel Password Cracking with John and Hashcat
    • Install John on Windows
    • Cracking Office Passwords on Window with John
    • Unlock Read only Excel Files
    • Remove Sheet and Workbook Protection from Excel Sheets
    • Unlock Read only Word and PowerPoint Files
    • Cracking PDF Passwords
    • Cracking Zip and Rar Passwords
    • Rar Password cracking with cRARk
    • Free Online Password Recovery Service
    • Excel password cracking with Passfab (Paid Tool)
    • Remove Passwords from Old Word Documents
  • Pentesting and Network Attacks
    • Introduction to the Pentesting Module
    • Important terms used in Pentesting and Hacking
    • Introduction to Metasploit and Windows 10 Hacking Demonstration
    • Pentesting Methodology for systematic Pentesting
    • Setting Up Metasploitable 2 for harcking and Pentesting practice
    • Scanning Networks and target with Nmap
    • Vulnerability assessment of a target before hacking
    • Exploiting the Vulnerability to gain foot hold | Hacking the system
    • Post Exploitation to access data, record keystrokes and taking screenshots
    • Practice Hacking and Pentesting | Hack the box cracking MEOW Machine
  • Bonus – Stuff
    • Bonus Stuff


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