Network Security Auditing with nmap


language: English
Created by: Krapesh Bhatt
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Enroll: 4,591 students

What you’ll learn

  • Network Security
  • Network Scanning
  • nmap
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security Auditing
  • Vulnerability Scanning


  • A Basic familiarity on networking fundamentals
  • Basics of linux command line interface.
  • Familiarity with working and setup of virtual machines in his/her laptop/desktop.
  • Fundamentals of ports and services.


Course Snapshot

Nmap is the most popular and flexible tool widely used by Penetration testers, network administrators, security enthusiasts & bug bounty hunters. Nmap offers a ton of options to perform scans. This course is created to master the nmap tool with clear and easy to follow instructions & hands-on demonstrations.

The contents & techniques in the course are derived from my experience as a network & web application pentester. So, I will be touching on the most relevant & straight forward techniques that actually have worked during my experience on-field.

The course will start with explanation on Basics of TCP 3-way handshake to build  up the base for nmap scans to advanced for performing network security assessments with nmap security scanner.

Practical examples and underlying concepts of nmap scanner and will teach you on:

  • Getting started with nmap
  • Fundamentals of scanning.
  • Basic scan techniques of nmap
  • Detecting hosts, Operating Systems & Service versions.
  • Useful Nmap script scans for vulnerability detection & auditing services.
  • Creating scan profiles on Zenmap – Frontend for nmap.
  • Evading and testing firewalls
  • Improving scan performance
  • Report creation
  • Automating nmap scans

At the end of the course, you will be proficient in:

  • Port scanning techniques & fine-tune nmap for speed & accuracy.
  • Implement the options provided by nmap scripts to perform complex scans in one go.
  • With powerful Nmap Scripting Engine, perform vulnerability assessments for webservers, mail servers, web applications.
  • Do password auditing for active services like FTP, TELNET, SSH, etc.
  • Test for misconfigured firewalls/IDSes and bypass weak rulesets.
  • Create nmap scan reports, Automate and manage network-wide scans, monitor the assets for any misconfigurations and/or vulnerabilities.

Who this course is for:

  • Ethical hackers or Penetration testers desiring to sharpen their skills and do accurate security assessments.
  • Network administrators who want to secure their network assets, perform security audit of the running services.
  • Students who want to enter the field of network security & ethical hacking.

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