Hands-on Hacking FAQ

16.05.2019 by

Hacker House develops training portal to train and establish marketplace of skills for employers to find new talent

When it comes to the cyber skills shortage, Hacker House has identified two problems areas of improvement: The first area is training the necessary people who want to make cyber security a career path. The second area that is needed is matching those talented people to employers who need real, practical skills. In other words, these employers need to hire people who can do more than run open sourced tools, port scans, and vulnerability assessments. As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, so will the demand for skill. Hacker House fits both these needs. We have been building a Hacker House skills portal, made up of modular, highly specialised security content; that allows students to study at their own pace, any time anywhere in their browser. The students build their own lab on their own computers and have access to our content labs 365/24/7. We built to support a community of users, logging in and talking to each other as we believe information sharing is a huge component to the retention of skills.

Hacker House attracts both excess talent, and, employers in need of that talent.

Hacker House has spent the last few years teaching Hacking skills, modular courses that focus on various topics within cyber security: IOS, Android, penetration testing, mobile application, web assessments, Windows Enterprise, etc. Essentially everything a beginning consultant would need to know.

Hacker House trains the “already professional” as well as the new and interested, who want to make a career of cyber security and other wise would not be able to demonstrate practical skills. Students demand Hacker House courses because they walk away with real world practical skills as well as tools that give them an advantage on the job.

Hands on Hacking students are being recruited into various boutique consultancies, or large firms with whom have used us for training.

Hacker House training makes people excited to make security their career.

Hacker House wanted to find a way to address this issue of students ascertaining their skills taught, because this is where so many other training providers fail their students. Not only is other big brand content out of date, fluffy theory, and/or is not cutting edge- the student also tires of the learning atmosphere and eventually has to go else where.

Hacker House is building a different kind of training portal; we needed to allow our students to talk to each other, ask questions, and more importantly share information on what they were learning. Students recognised the quality and level of curriculum that is in the first Hands on Hacking course and naturally come back after asking for more; one course won’t be enough- but it absolutely is a start.

What is unique to the way the course is written is that everything is accessed via a browser and each lab can be accessed through the environment the student has built on their own computer.

Additionally, the content can be very a vertical learning curve; and while it is exciting, it also takes some students more than four days to really retain the course content and all of the techniques.

One unique aspect to the course in the way it is written is that even the most senior of penetration testers have learned valuable techniques on the course as well as appealing to new recruits.

What does Hacker House Hands on Hacking entail?

Hands on Hacking is written to prepare and qualify junior penetration testers into industry. It’s written in a way to scale independently on every users computer which makes it very cost effective and relatively inexpensive to host. Hacker House teaches students how to build their own testing environment, which is fundamentally important for their ability to retain knowledge on how to build a safe, effective and legal testing environment.

Hands on Hacking is very lab focused. This includes DNS and domain hacking, mail infrastructure, web server infrastructure hacking, VPN attacks, file server and internal infrastructure attacks, Web application attacks, password cracking and windows enterprise environments. Online, the course comes in the form of 28 videos, 12 labs, a quiz app, a user account for services, and community forum. Our hackers built a way to train and deliver engaging content that helps give you a competitive advantage in the growing cyber skills market.

How Hacker House works with employers hiring new talent

For those companies looking for “technical” talent, the Hacker House training portal is an insatiable resource. For new comers into industry, passing this course lets employers know where their abilities lie in practical, hands on environments. Whether employers are looking to scale their internal teams or hire new recruits, they can successfully train new recruits through the effective Hands on Hacking course, among others, to ensure each candidate has the right practical skills for the job.

Hands on Hacking establishes a level of skill as a prospective applicant.

Interested in a remote role in cyber security? Our course teaches skills that can mainly be done remotely and can be of extreme value to companies. The great thing about tech, particularly the Hands on Hacking course—— it doesn’t care where you come from or what kind of degree you have. The course we teach is based on practical skills and contains a mixture of both theory and hands-on components.