Kali Linux 101

Setting up Kali Linux

Managing Services in Kali

Configuring Network Adapters in Kali

Overview of tools in Kali


  • Download and install VMware virtual machine which will be covered in a lecture
  • Basic Linux command prompts


Kali is a penetration testing Linux distribution created by the Offensive Security. It holds a repository of multiple tools for security related engineers including hacking wireless networks, web applications, databases, Reverse engineering, password crackers, and much more! So as you can see, Kali is a versatile and powerful tool for anyone looking to do any cyber security related work.

As indicated by the ‘101’ in the course title, this course is a beginner’s guide to getting started in Kali…to get your feet wet. The course is broken down into 3 sections; Getting started, Basic Configuration, and Tools overview. We first give you an overview of Kali and its use cases then offer a step-by-step walkthrough of installing Kali using VMware. Next we teach you some important configuration setting in the distribution including configuring your network and managing services in Kali. Knowing these procedures will help you setup the proper environments when using Kali and its tools. Finally we go over the top available in Kali and describe their top features and best use cases.

By the end of this course you will be able to have a fully functioning distribution Kali running on your machine. You will also have an understanding of the Linux environment and how to manage network and system services. Lastly you will have a basic overview of the top tools available in Kali.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is intended for newbies who are interested in learning more about penetration testing. This course isn’t intended for learning advanced Kali tools lessons

Course content

4 sections • 24 lectures • 1h 12m total lengthExpand all sections

Getting Started with Kali Linux5 lectures • 16min

  • About Kali and use cases02:22
  • Installing and configuring Kali on a VMware Virtual Machine03:23
  • Configuring the network adapter03:54
  • Booting Kali for the first time02:23
  • Basic commands with Kali and VMware03:39

Configuring Kali Linux7 lectures • 18min

  • Basic Kali Configuration01:38
  • Configuring your network01:21
  • Requesting and Configuring IP Addresses03:25
  • Managing services in Kali02:29
  • Managing Apache in Kali03:08
  • Managing SSH in Kali01:48
  • Managing MySQL in Kali04:26

Tools Overview10 lectures • 22min

  • Vulnerability Analysis Tools Overview03:47
  • Tools Overview01:28
  • Information Gathering Tools Overview01:35
  • Maltego02:25
  • Web Applications Tools Overview02:19
  • Burp Suite01:43
  • Password Attacks Tools Overview00:49
  • Ophcrack01:27
  • Armitage02:19
  • Top 10 Security Tools Overview04:01

BONUS SECTION2 lectures • 17min

  • Hacking WEP Wi-fi Passwords16:22

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