About Kali Linux
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.
Kali Linux was released on the 13th March, 2013 as a complete, top-to-bottom rebuild of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards.
Why Kali Linux?
More than 600 penetration testing tools included
Free (as in beer) and always will be
Open source Git tree
Wide-ranging wireless device support
Custom kernel, patched for injection
Developed in a secure environment
GPG signed packages and repositories
Course Objectives: Kali Linux
Kali Linux is nothing but just an specialized Linux Operating System .
Here , I mean to specialized Operating System is that you can do every possible things with every Linux but you need some effort or you need to get your hands dirty with installation and compilation of tools for making an operating system like Kali Linux , but with Kali Linux you get an already compiled Operating System with specialization in Pen testing and Vulnerability Exploitation .
Things that Kali Linux provides:
* Already installed and updated Penetration Testing and Security tools and Frameworks and their updated repositories.
* All pre-compiled set of word-lists that is , needed during penetration testing (to brute-force logins)
* Great Graphical Interface and also Command Line interface for maximum Pen-testing tools.
* Gnome desktop,fast and stable desktop experience.
* Stable release
Kali Linux course Prerequisites
Basic command of Linux
Basic knowledge of computer