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Python for Pentesters and Hackers

The SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert (SPSE) aims to teach you how to apply the powerful Python language to security research, penetration testing and attack automation using a fully hands-on practical approach with a gradual learning curve. This course has something for everyone – from the novice to the expert user!

– Vivek Ramachandran



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1. What is the SPSE?

The SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert (SPSE) is an online certification which will help you gain mastery over Python scripting and its application to problems in computer and network security. This course is ideal for penetration testers, security enthusiasts and network administrators who want to learn to automate tasks or go beyond just using ready made tools. We will be covering topics in system security, network security, attacking web applications and services, exploitation techniques, malware and binary analysis and task automation.

A non-exhaustive list of topics to be taught includes:

  • Module 1: Python Scripting – Language Essentials
  • Module 2: System Programming and Security
  • Module 3: Network Security Programming – Sniffers and Packet Injectors
  • Module 4: Attacking Web Applications
  • Module 5: Exploitation Techniques
  • Module 6: Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
  • Module 7: Attack Task Automation
  • Module 8: Further Study and Roadmap
  • Module 9: Exam Pattern and Mock Exam

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2. Course Syllabus

Module 1: Python Scripting – Language Essentials
  • Introduction to Interpreted Languages and Python
  • Data Types and variables
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Program Structure and Control
  • Functions and Functional Programming
  • Classes, Objects and other OOPS concepts
  • Modules, Packages and Distribution
  • Python in Linux and Unixes
  • Python in Windows
  • Python in Mobiles: iPhone and Androids
  • Python in Embedded Devices: Routers
  • Program Portability
  • Lab Exercises

Module 1 Sample Video: Introduction to Programming

Module 2: System Programming and Security
  • I/O in Python
  • File and Directory Access
  • Multithreading and Concurrency
  • Inter Process Communication (IPC)
  • Permissions and Controls
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises

Module 2 Sample Video: Directory Traversal

Module 3: Network Security Programming – Sniffers and Packet Injectors
  • Raw Socket basics
  • Socket Libraries and Functionality
  • Programming Servers and Clients
  • Programming Wired and Wireless Sniffers
  • Programming arbitrary packet injectors
  • PCAP file parsing and analysis
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises

Module 3 Sample Video: Programming with Scapy

Module 4: Web Application Security
  • Web Servers and Client scripting
  • Web Application Fuzzers
  • Scraping Web Applications – HTML and XML file analysis
  • Web Browser Emulation
  • Attacking Web Services
  • Application Proxies and Data Mangling
  • Automation of attacks such as SQL Injection, XSS etc.
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises
Module 5: Exploitation Techniques
  • Exploit Development techniques
  • Immunity Debuggers and Libs
  • Writing plugins in Python
  • Binary data analysis
  • Exploit analysis Automation
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises

Module 5 Sample Video: Exploitation Techniques – Processes in Depth

Module 6: Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
  • Process Debugging basics
  • Pydbg and its applications
  • Analyzing live applications
  • Setting breakpoints, reading memory etc.
  • In-memory modifications and patching
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises
Module 7: Attack Task Automation
  • Task Automation with Python
  • Libraries and Applications
  • Case Studies
  • Lab Exercises
Module 8: Further Study and Roadmap
  • Course consolidation
  • Interesting project ideas to pursue
Module 9: Exam Pattern and Mock Exam
  • Exam format
  • Example Questions
  • Mock Exam



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3. Is this Course for Novices or only for the Experts?

Short Answer: This is for both groups.

Long Answer: We have addressed the needs of both groups. Module 1 of the course is meant for students who have very little or no programming experience before. We go really slowly on the basics of the language so you can pick up the essential programming skills before venturing to the more difficult modules. Module 2 onwards, we concentrate on application of Python programming to the field of computer security. If you are already a proficient Python programmer, you could start directly from Module 2.

If you’ve seen any of our other courses before, you would know that we take pride in creating the most elaborate and comprehensive courseware in the industry. The SPSE is a very practical hands-on course where you will first go through over 8 hours of video lectures full of practical examples which you will try out along with the instructor. After each lecture, there will be multiple labs you will need to complete, the solutions to which will be posted on the Students Portal

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4. What is the course duration? when does it start / stop ?

The SPSE course is completely self paced. There is no duration of the course or expiry period. You can download all the course material from the students portal and watch at your own convenience. The exam dates are flexible as well and you can book them whenever you feel you are ready.

5. Student Portal, Future Course Updates and Ongoing Support

Apart from the coure material, students are also provided access to the Students portal, get lifetime course updates, home labs (interesting exercises to try out in your home lab), online live labs (interesting non-destructive exercises to try out on live targets on the Internet e.g. an automated query to a search form of a website. Please note the “live” here means “live real world targets” and not lab access in our infrastructure), PDF copy of the slides, cheat sheets and a host of the other useful things to facilitate learning.

The pricing includes the full course material videos, PDF copy of the slides, access to the Students portal with Home Lab Exercises, Q&A Forum etc., lifetime course updates and much more as shown in the table below:

SWSE Features

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6. Student Testimonials

SecurityTube Certifications are currently taken by students from over 73+ countries around the world! Here is what our students have to say about us:

Thanks to well-planned modules, relevant home labs and coherent teaching the SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert Course helps even a complete novices to start developing their own security tools in Python. Flexible course schedule provides ability to concentrate on thing when you want it and student portal is always there to help if you are stuck. Help requests are processed swiftly and competently by SecurityTube Team.

– Indrek Loorents
Systems Administrator
Danske Bank A/S Estonia branch

The SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert course is not Just about learning a programming language. Its about learning Python “The Hackers way”.This course is a simply awesome as Vivek goes from amateur level to automating a pen-testers regular work, which actually makes life easy. This course is a personal treasure.And always thumbs up for all the effort Vivek is taking in designing such courses.

– Abhishek Basu
Information Security Engineer
Sumeru Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

SecurityTube and Vivek Ramachandran are making a significant contribution and impact in the field of Information Security Education. My experience completing SecurityTube Wireless Security Expert has been fun and highly satisfying. The SWSE Course content is of high-quality, hands-on & crystal-clear to understand. Vivek has the unique gift of transferring his knowledge seemingly casually yet very effectively. The technique of breaking topics into delicious small-chunks make them easy to absorb irrespective of the complexity of the subject.After passing the SWSE, I am having fun doing SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert course!

– Sarveshwar Rao
Sr. Security Product Manager

Generally, all you can find is “programmers speaking to programmers” but now with the SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert every one can learn Python. Programming is a state of mind and this is not my case, with the SPSE I finally found a clear course that not teach me how to create a recipes book or a little game but how to interact with your environment inside your network or the internet only with Python. I must admit that SPSE (for me) is more complicated that SWSE and SMFE community but you will learn so much that you cannot miss this opportunity; low price for rich and useful content.

– Laurent Gerard

I have found the SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert training and certification to be a great way to focus on a weaker aspect of my skill set which is security. I have found the tutorials to be clear and provide quality real world examples of exploit and security testing. I feel the course is money well spent and a great way to improve your practical knowledge and skills.

– Vince Sesto
Systems Development Engineer
Experian Hitwise


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7. Why Choose SecurityTube Certifications?

Our Certifications are taken by students from over 73+ countries and are Globally recognized. The Flags in the image to the left are countries from where our students belong. In addition, SecurityTube Certifications provide:

  • High Quality Content at an Affordable Cost
  • The most Comprehensive Course Coverage in the Industry
  • Uses Open Content for Course Evaluation
  • Concept Oriented, Practical Content rather than only Theory
  • Lifetime Course Updates which is unheard of in the Industry


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8. Course Instructor

Vivek Ramachandran is the Founder and Chief Trainer at He discovered the Caffe Latte attack, broke WEP Cloaking, a WEP protection schema in 2007 publicly at Defcon and conceptualized enterprise Wi-Fi Backdoors. He is also the author of the book “Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing“.

Vivek currently runs the SecurityTube Wi-Fi Security Expert (SWSE) and the SecurityTube Metasploit Framework Expert (SMFE) online course and certifications which is currently being taken by students from over 73+ countries around the world. He also conducts in-person trainings in the US, Europe and Asia.

In a past life, he was one of the programmers of the 802.1x protocol and Port Security in Cisco’s 6500 Catalyst series of switches. He was also one of the winners of the Microsoft Security Shootout contest held in India among a reported 65,000 participants. He has also published multiple research papers in the field of DDoS, ARP Spoofing Detection and Anomaly based Intrusion Detection Systems.

Vivek’s work on wireless security has been quoted in BBC online, InfoWorld, MacWorld, The Register, IT World Canada etc. places. He has spoken/trained at top conferences around the world including Blackhat USA and Abu Dhabi, Defcon, Hacktivity, Brucon, ClubHack, SecurityByte, SecurityZone, Nullcon, C0C0n etc.

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9. Course Enrollment and Payment

SPSE pricing

Please submit the Paypal powered form below to make a payment to “Binary Security Innovative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.“, the parent company of SecurityTube to enroll for the course.

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