Kali Linux is an open-source, Debian-based Linux distribution that contains several hundred tools targeted towards various information security tasks (see Kali Linux Tools for more info). Below is information for the following installation options:

  • Option#1 – Workstation Based Kali Linux (under virtualbox)
  • Option#2 – AWS Cloud Based Kali Linux (access with Remote Desktop)

Option #1 – Workstation Based Kali Linux

Kali Linux Running on Virtual Box

Below are some references and install videos for creating a free open source personal cyber lab with Kali Linux installed in a Virtualbox environment on your personal workstations:

References / Pre-reqs:

Option #2 – Cloud Based AWS Kali Linux

AWS offer a light Kali Linux image that can run in a free tier (assuming light usage) and accessed from the student’s browser using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH).

References / Prereqs:

Other References:

  1. Reference: What is Kali Linux ?
  2. Tips: The Top 10 Things to Do After Installing Kali Linux on Your Computer
  3. Tutorial: Learn Ethical Hacking With Kali Linux | Ethical Hacking Tutorial | Kali Linux Tutorial | Edureka