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How to use Nessus Professional for Ethical Hacking

How to use Nessus Professional for Ethical Hacking

  • English
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ethical HackingEthical Hacking
  • (1469)
  • Project length: 1h 53m

In this project you will learn about how to use Nessus pro for ethical hacking, Nessus is a vulnerability scanner developed by Tenable. Learn how to identify vulnerabilities using Nessus and learn about the working of the tool



Nessus pro vulnerability assessment tool developed by Tenable. When we are doing a professional penetration testing we often want to start with Vulnerability discovery If we find any vulnerability we want to check the CVE or any disclosure available but this tool can automate everything for us so let's get started with the most reputable tool in vulnerability assessment

What are the requirements?

  • 4 GB Ram
  • Basic knowledge of Ethical Hacking

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to use Nessus pro
  • Anyone who is interested in Penetration Testing
  • Anyone who is willing to learn vulnerability assessment

Project Outline

Session 1: Installing Nessus and Configuring Nessus

  • Installing Nessus
  • Installing License for Nessus
  • Configuring Nessus

Session 2: Walkthrough to Nessus scan templates

  • Working of Nessus scan templates

Session 3: Creating a custom Scan policy

  • What is a scan policy
  • How to create your own scan policy

Session 4: Preparing and scanning metasploitable

  • Preparing metasploitable for scan
  • Scanning it using Nessus

Session 5: All about reports

  • Learn how to create reports
  • How to understand the reports

Session 6: Nessus in action

  • Scanning nessus in a real time environment
  • Testing the vulnerabilities found

Session 7: Get Real!

  • Scan Real Operating Systems like Ubuntu 8.x and Windows XP


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