Adaptive Penetration Testing Training

Hands-on experience with the application of real world techniques is critical to learning how to effectively conduct penetration tests. Adaptive Penetration Testing is an immersive course that will provide practical experience and a solid framework for conducting in-depth security assessments. The majority of this course is spent in a fully operational lab environment, overcoming the real-world obstacles faced in today's enterprise networks. We will cover tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) successful penetration testers use to provide comprehensive and efficient security assessments in a variety of enterprise environments. Methods presented are based on TTPs constantly being refined by our penetration testers' operational experience.

Utilizing the right tool for the job is often the difference maker for an effective penetration test. We will walk you through various commercial and open-source tools for identifying attack vectors and infiltrating enterprise environments. We will cover both network and web testing tools and frameworks. These tools will enable you to collaboratively conduct penetration tests efficiently and effectively against variable target environments. You will also overcome obstacles, practice modern attack techniques and learn how to use advanced tactics to force-multiply your penetration tests. Our courses are updated yearly with current operational methodologies, techniques and toolsets. Class is limited to 20 students.

When: April 2nd & 3rd  |  8am - 6pm MT
Cost: Early-bird pricing $1900 (ends March 25), Regular pricing $2900
Where: 11000 Westmoor Circle, Westminster, CO 80021
Coffee, refreshments and lunch will be provided both days. Location details will be provided in confirmation email.

The following topics will be covered in this course:

Day 1:

  • Effective Assessment Management
  • External Network Footprinting
  • Network Enumeration
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Gaining Access Through Network Exploitation
  • Password Cracking

Day 2:

  • Network Attacks
  • Gaining Access Through Social Engineering
  • Gaining Situational Internal Awareness
  • Escalation of Access
  • Internal Lateral Movement
  • Impact Demonstration

Who Should Take this Course

Participants with a working familiarity with Kali or Debian Linux as well as the Windows and Linux command line, who are interested in learning core tradecraft.

Student Requirements

To get the most from this course, participants should have at least one to two years of technical information security experience and be familiar with common administrative tools in Windows and Linux.

What Students Should Bring

Students will need their own laptop, with a wired network adapter, 4GBs of RAM and the ability to run a virtual machine (VMWare Player, Workstation, Fusion) and an insatiable appetite for learning. They will be provided with a custom version of the latest Kali Linux image to perform exercises.

What Students Will Be Provided With

A custom version of the latest Kali Linux image


Dan McInerney is a senior penetration tester with Coalfire who has performed hundreds of tests often in high security environments. He runs a top 100 Python Github account with dozens of original security tools and has been featured on PaulDotCom's Security Weekly podcast in a technical segment on automating penetration testing tasks with Python. He was also named one of the "35 Awesome InfoSec Influencers You Need to Follow". Dan possesses a love of the cutting edge and is currently researching the use of machine learning for vulnerability hunting.
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Marcello Salvati, a penetration tester at Coalfire, specializes in vulnerability weaponization, scripting/software development and internal network penetration testing with a focus on Windows/Active Directory environments. He is a passionate & active member of the InfoSec community who runs one of the top 300 Python github accounts worldwide, has created and contributed to numerous open-source tools including MITMF and CrackMapExec, and has presented on the use of these at security conferences such as Defcon, BlackHat, 44Con and DerbyCon.
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