# Topic Description Assigned Due
1 VM Setup (Kali, Metasploitable2) Set up Kali and Metasploitable2 on your computer and take a brief tour in advance of future labs. 1/20/2022 1/25/2022 at 11:59pm
2 Reconnaissance Perform reconnaissance on the University of the Pacific using a variety of publicly available websites and open source software tools. 1/27/2022 2/3/2022 at 11:59pm
3 Scanning with Nmap Using Nmap to scan the Metasploitable2 system to detect open ports, applications, and versions. 2/3/2022 2/10/2022 at 11:59pm
4 Vulnerability Scanning Using OpenVAS and Nessus to scan the Metasploitable2 system for specific vulnerabilities 2/10/2022 2/17/2022 at 11:59pm
5 Exploitation Using Metasploit to actively exploit vulnerabilities in the Metasploitable2 VM and gain access 2/17/2022 2/24/2022 at 11:59pm
6 Post-Exploitation Exploring a system after exploitation gains initial access 2/24/2022 3/3/2022 at 11:59pm
7 NICE Challenge - Password Testing Vulnerability Assessment Analyst - Penetration Testing: Bringing Passwords Up To Snuff 3/3/2022 3/10/2022 at 11:59pm
8 Social Engineering Demonstrate different categories of social engineering attacks through the Social Engineering Toolkit 3/10/2022 3/22/2022 at 11:59pm
9 NICE Challenge - "Professor Shafer Special" Use Metasploit to target Microsoft Windows Systems 3/22/2022 3/29/2022 at 11:59pm
10 NICE Challenge - Foolish Firewall Configurations Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist - Firefall Configuration and Defense In Depth 3/29/2022 4/5/2022 at 11:59pm
11 NICE Challenge - Incoming Zero Day! Prepare The IDS/IPS! Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist - Intrusion Detection/Prevention System Configuration 4/5/2022 4/12/2022 at 11:59pm
12 NaCL Cryptography Programming Implement Cryptography (One-Time Pad, Symmetric Key, and Public Key) and Password Storage using the NaCl library. 4/12/2022 4/26/2022 at 11:59pm