In this module, we cover the Academy as a platform and how to use it to train yourself!
Welcome to HTB Academy!
HTB Academy's goal is to provide a highly interactive and streamlined learning process to allow users to have fun while learning. Content within Academy is based around the concept of "guided learning". Students are presented with material in digestible chunks with examples of commands and their output throughout, not just theory. Students are provided target hosts where they can reproduce the materials presented in each section for themselves, hands-on exercises that serve as "checkpoints", and skills assessments to test their understanding of the material.
The key component of the learning process in the Academy is the
Module. You are actually following one right now. Academy modules are designed to serve as mini standalone courses with all of the knowledge needed to complete the hands-on exercises and skills assessments taught within the module. While modules are standalone, many are related or build on each other.
The structure of the Academy is as follows:
Path ├── Module_1 │ └── Sections │ ├── Module_2 │ └── Sections │ ├── Module_3 │ └── Sections │ └── Module_4 └── Section
Module is split into
Sections and a
Path contains many modules. We will dive deeper into these meanings in the following sections.
Paths are collections of modules (i,e, a path named
Basic Toolset may include modules on
Hashcat, and other tools).
Modules always focus on specific topics or tools to help students enhance their skillset in a particular area. Many modules are scenario-based and make an effort to follow steps that would be taken in a real-world assessment to make the material extremely useful and relevant for students who are new to infosec or students looking to enhance their knowledge in a certain topic area.
Modules are broken down into
sections. These sections are the "meat" of the modules and contain the subject matter being taught, relevant command output, and hands-on exercises.
Mark Complete and Next in order to proceed.