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The Best Online Security Courses to Take in Your Downtime

The Best Online Security Courses to Take in Your Downtime

With the daily routines of millions rapidly changing as we settle into a period of social distancing, many are looking for ways to pass the time once their reading lists have been plowed through and the Netflix binge is no longer do the trick. Why not take advantage of this downtime to learn a new skill or brush up on your knowledge with a few refresher courses?

CyberOne‘s TEAMARES has compiled a list of the best online security training course currently on the market – both free and paid. Here are some to consider:

Paid Courses:

Offensive Security:

  • OSCP provides solid entry-level certification that will teach you how to think like an attacker. This is the one you need to land a job in penetration testing if you have no experience.
  • OSCE is a good entry point to learning stack-based exploit development.


Hack the Box – Offshore & Rasta Labs

  • Inexpensive lab environments – NOT courses – with hands-on practical’s that cover everything from open-source intelligence gathering to exploit development. Commonly touted as a great practice area for certification courses, such as the OSCP.

Nathan House Security Courses:

Free Courses:
  • Azeria Labs to learn ARM32 bit exploit development.
  • Ruben Boonen with a lot of great tutorials around Windows security and penetration testing.
  • Corelan Team offers a series on learning exploit development.
  • Malware Unicorn is a great resource on malware reverse engineering and includes a VM.
  • Hack the Box has free resources along with paid that can be used to get hands-on practice.
  • VulnHub contains a resource of vulnerable by-design boxes that users can practice on.
  • EdX offers a series of courses ranging from intro to python programming to Linux and beyond.
  • Coursera contains over 1,000 free courses that can be used to further your IT experience.
  • Cybrary contains tons of free IT classes and videos.
  • Google LearnDigital with Google contains many courses for learning
  • Portswigger contains many free labs to practice web application penetration testing.