OpenVAS Training Course

Course Code



14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • Basic experience or familiarity with network vulnerability scanning


OpenVAS is an advanced open source framework which consists of several services and tools for network vulnerability scanning and management.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to use OpenVAS for network vulnerability scanning.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure OpenVAS
  • Learn the fundamental features and components of OpenVAS
  • Configure and implement network vulnerability scans with OpenVAS
  • Review and interpret OpenVAS scan results


  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline

Introduction to OpenVAS

Installing and Configuring OpenVAS

Overview of OpenVAS Features and Architecture

OpenVAS Administration

Using the OpenVAS Command Line Interface

Working with Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs) on OpenVAS

Implementing Your First Quick Scan with OpenVAS

Configuring and Implementing Advanced Scans on OpenVAS

Using and Configuring Alerts

Interpreting OpenVAS Scan Results

  • Reading and Understanding Scan Results
  • Interpreting a Threat Detection
  • Sharing and Distributing OpenVAS Reports


Summary and Conclusion



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