# 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. 1/14/2021 1/19/2021 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. 1/21/2021 1/28/2021 at 11:59pm
3 Scanning with Nmap Using Nmap to scan the Metasploitable2 system to detect open ports, applications, and versions. 1/28/2021 2/4/2021 at 11:59pm
4 Vulnerability Scanning Using OpenVAS and Nessus to scan the Metasploitable2 system for specific vulnerabilities 2/4/2021 2/11/2021 at 11:59pm
5 Exploitation Using Metasploit to actively exploit vulnerabilities in the Metasploitable2 VM and gain access 2/11/2021 2/18/2021 at 11:59pm
6 Post-Exploitation Exploring a system after exploitation gains initial access 2/18/2021 2/25/2021 at 11:59pm
7 NICE Challenge - Password Testing Vulnerability Assessment Analyst - Penetration Testing: Bringing Passwords Up To Snuff 2/25/2021 3/4/2021 at 11:59pm
8 Social Engineering Demonstrate different categories of social engineering attacks through the Social Engineering Toolkit 3/4/2021 3/16/2021 at 11:59pm
9 NICE Challenge - "Professor Shafer Special" Use Metasploit to target Microsoft Windows Systems 3/16/2021 3/23/2021 at 11:59pm
10 NICE Challenge - Foolish Firewall Configurations Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist - Firefall Configuration and Defense In Depth 3/23/2021 3/30/2021 at 11:59pm
11 NICE Challenge - Incoming Zero Day! Prepare The IDS/IPS! Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist - Intrusion Detection/Prevention System Configuration 3/30/2021 4/6/2021 at 11:59pm
12 NaCL Cryptography Programming Implement Cryptography (One-Time Pad, Symmetric Key, and Public Key) and Password Storage using the NaCl library. 4/13/2021 4/20/2021 at 11:59pm