The cyber ranges are definitely the highlight for Infosec Institute. Compared to those downloadable vulnerable VMs or the VMs offerd as part of OSCP training (which I tried back in 2016), these are more like ‘bite-size’ type of lessons giving users a chance to not only learn tools but also apply them in a real live environment and network.
One of the cool ranges that was shown was the Hacking with Android lab. Back in 2015, I had an Android phone with Kali Linux ‘lite’ Nethunter and I used to mess around with the
adb or the Android Debug Bridge and have a look at the internals. I even had ExploitDB on it. You can read my notes on Github here.
I went through the ranges really quickly - really fun way to get into the tools before delving deeper into them later. There are cases where I definitely learned something new (for example, I didn’t realize you can bruteforce MySQL with
nmap). Other tools, feels like a mini reunion with some people you have not seen in a while. For example, it has been a while since I last used
The way Infosec Institute brings together all the videos is under the Learning Paths. These can be broken up into paths that relate to a certification (like CCNA) or it can be skills related (like Linux Fundamentals).
When you select a learning path, it is further divided into Courses and in each Course are a series of videos.
There are 62 learning paths in total.
The practice exams will definitely be a contender for those that are actively seeking the certification pathway. There are 27 practice exams in total.
The assessments can either be related to a certification path, like the ISACA CRISC Skill Assessment or it can be related to a very specific type of skill like the Mobile Forensics Skill Assessment. There are 26 items in total.
This section tends to be the main section and contains all elements - courses, videos, ranges, skill learning path, certification learning path and more.
Projects are a series of hands-on exercises performed on your computer to help you build your skills and gain practical experience. Within each project, such as Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response Project are some resources, and videos detailing the project walkthrough and project hints. There are 4 projects in total.
This post is a work in progress.