Windows Privilege Escalation for Beginners Free Download


2020 launch! Learn how to escalate privileges on Windows machines with absolutely no filler.

What you’ll learn

  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing skills
  • Windows privilege escalation techniques
  • Common privilege escalation tools and methodology
  • Preparation for capture the flag style exams and events


  • Prior beginner hacking knowledge preferred
  • Prior virtualization knowledge preferred
  • A subscription to Hack the Box is required to complete the course.
  • A subscription to TryHackMe is strongly recommended to complete the course.


This course focuses on Windows Privilege Escalation tactics and techniques designed to help you improve your privilege escalation game.  Students should take this course if they are interested in:

  • Gaining a better understanding of privilege escalation techniques
  • Improving Capture the Flag skillset
  • Preparing for certifications such as the OSCP, eCPPT, CEH, etc.

What will I learn?

1) How to enumerate Windows systems manually and with tools

2) A multitude of privilege escalation techniques, including:

  • Kernel Exploits
  • Password Hunting
  • Impersonation Attacks
  • Registry Attacks
  • Executable Files
  • Schedule Tasks
  • Startup Applications
  • DLL Hijacking
  • Service Permissions
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • CVE-2019-1388

3) Tons of hands-on experience, including:

  • 13 vulnerable machines total
  • Capstone challenge
  • Custom lab with no installation required


Due to the cost of Windows licensing, this course is designed around Hack The Box and TryHackMe platforms, which are additional charges, but offer an incredible variety of vulnerable machines at a fraction of the cost of one Windows license.  I do not receive any financial incentive from either platform for utilizing them in the course.

Who this course is for:

  • Students interested in ethical hacking and cybersecurity
  • Students interested in improving privilege escalation skillset