12 Nov 2020
Back in March 2020, we came up with the idea that it was about time to create online courses that offer cybersecurity training the HTB way, so we did it!
Up until today, Hack The Box has been offering cybersecurity training labs that truly put one’s skills to the test and help obtain the muscle memory that is needed when in front of a cyber attack. Hands-on, practical, self-paced, gamified training that makes learning fun; and we will continue doing that. However, we didn’t want to stop there. We wanted to offer curated and cutting-edge cybersecurity training in the form of interactive online courses, from entry-level to experts, from all around the world, requiring nothing more than a web browser. So, we did it! HTB Academy is out!
Today, we are proudly announcing the Hack The Box Academy, Cyber Security Courses from Entry Level to Expert!
✅ Courses for every skill level
✅ Interactive learning, theoretical and practical
✅ No workstation needed, just a browser
HTB Academy is an effort to gather everything we have learned over the years, meet our community’s needs and create a “University for Hackers”, where our users can learn step by step the cybersecurity theory and get ready for the training playground of HTB, our labs.
All the way from guided to exploratory learning, learn how to hack and develop the hacking mindset that will enable you to assess and create secure systems.
HTB Academy's goal is to provide a highly interactive and streamlined learning process to allow users to have fun while learning. Students are presented with material in digestible chunks with examples of commands and their output throughout, not just theory. Target hosts are provided so students can reproduce the materials presented in each section for themselves, hands-on exercises that serve as "checkpoints", and skills assessments to test their understanding.
Are you ready to hack your brain?
Anyone who wants to learn the theory of the cybersecurity spectrum. From the absolute fundamentals to the most advanced, hardcore modules, we’ve got you covered.
If you are an absolute beginner, interested in cybersecurity, you need to learn the basics. You are most definitely looking for a hacking guide with all the tools, techniques, and exact topics you need to know to become a successful cybersecurity professional.
If you are already an infosec professional, an expert in your field, there is always a new vulnerability, exploit, attack method, tool, or methodology. Want to take your cybersecurity career to the next level? Look no further.
Cybersecurity training content showcased in the most simple and fun way, with exercises for every topic you want to train on. All you need is a browser since you can access everything through your own HTB Hacking VM, Pwnbox. However, if you want your old, faithful hacking workstation, download the VPN Key and unleash your inner hacker.
Academy Structure: The key component of the learning process in the Academy is the Module. Modules are designed to serve as standalone courses with all of the knowledge needed to complete the hands-on exercises and skills assessments taught. Modules are broken down into Sections which are the "meat" of the Modules and contain the subject matter being taught, relevant command output, and hands-on exercises. Paths are sets of Modules that, combined, make up a broader topic. Paths can be large "zero-to-hero" ones or smaller and more specialized ones, targeting a specific set of topics. You can view what each Path is about by expanding the Modules it contains.