Learn hacking in Hakatemia, start now!

If you want to learn hacking and maybe even do it for a living, Hakatemia is made for you.

In Hakatemia you will learn ethical hacking from professionals and get to practice real attacks safely in a training environment.

Students are not required to have previous knowledge of cybersecurity.

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Individual-friendly pricing

Choose monthly or yearly membership!

Learn cybersecurity and ethical hacking for an affordable price without leaving the comfort of your home.

Annual membership

- 21 %

Billed annually.


  • All courses and lab exercises
  • Practice environments and challenges
  • Tools
  • Discord channel

Monthly membership

Billed monthly.


  • All courses and lab exercises
  • Practice environments and challenges
  • Tools
  • Discord channel

Company, school or team?

Check out Hackademy for companies.

  • Full membership for all team members
  • Team-specific leaderboard
  • Manage users and groups
  • Assign tasks to groups, track progress

Hackers are needed

Would you like to be a hacker?

If you said yes, then great! Ethical hackers are always needed. In Hakatemia, you will first learn the necessary basics, such as Linux, computer networks, programming, and how web applications work. Then you can start practicing different types of attacks against real training targets.

Good for beginners
No previous IT or cyber background required.
Gamified learning environment
You get experience points for successfully completing attacks. This makes learning more fun and allows you to compete with your friends. You can also link your Hakatemia profile to your CV.
Real targets
Hakatemia has numerous vulnerable targets that have been set up just for you, waiting for you to break into them.
In Hakatemia lab environment, you can also practice browser-side attacks against bots that use real Google Chrome browser.
Hakatemia also has challenges that you can solve to test your skills.
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Practice attacks and earn experience points

How does Hakatemia work?

On a regular learning platform, you watch videos, read texts, and complete assignments. These basic elements are also found in Hakatemia, but they are all just preparation for the core of Hakatemia: lab exercises. In Hakatemia labs, you get to perform attacks against real vulnerable targets and earn levels and experience points when you solve a task.

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Watch video.
Many courses or modules have a video where the topic is covered.
Read material.
All modules include readable material consisting of text, images, questions, and exercises.
Start lab task.
You will be given your own server in a few seconds, where you will find a vulnerable web application. You are free to search for and exploit vulnerabilities in the application. Depending on the task, you will also have access to attacker resources, such as a Kali Linux terminal that opens in your browser, where you can run attack tools and receive connections.
Use tools.
As a Hakatemia PRO member, you will also have access to Hakatemia tools that make it easier to find and exploit vulnerabilities.
Enter flag on Hakatemia page.
When you complete a task, you will receive a flag from the lab environment. When you enter the flag on the Hakatemia page, you will earn experience points and progress in the course.
Climb the leaderboard.
Hakatemia has a leaderboard that always lists the top ten hackers in Hakatemia with their levels and experience points.


Our trainers have long experience in cybersecurity, both professionally and as a hobby.

  • Walentin Helling


    Walentin is a self-taught ethical hacker. Walentin has years of experience in both security monitoring and technical security / penetration testing. Walentin works during the day and bug bounty programs at night. No one knows when Walentin sleeps.

  • Teo Selenius


    Teo has been involved in cybersecurity for a long time. The journey began with a hobby and self-study. Since then, Teo has worked as a developer, ethical hacker, application security consultant, trainer, company data protection officer, information security manager and hot dog seller at the golf course kiosk.


A continually growing selection

A course for everyone

We are constantly adding new courses, modules, labs, practice environments, challenges and tools to Hakatemia. Start now and you will have plenty of new things to learn when you have learned the current material. A hacker is never finished, but we will develop together!


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