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Welcome to Hakatemia. Our mission is to provide you with the best tools, skills, and knowledge to build a safer digital future. Start your journey towards cybersecurity expertise today with a free 7-day trial.

Annual membership

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Billed annually.


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

Monthly membership

Billed monthly.


  • Start Free 7 Day Trial
  • All courses and lab exercises
  • Practice environments and challenges
  • Tools
  • Discord channel

Company, school or team?

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

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.

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!


Level up!

Gamified learning environment

Hakatemia is a gamified learning environment where you get experience points, levels and badges for successfully completing tasks. On the leaderboard, you can compete with other students.

Complete tasks to level up

By completing tasks you get experience points and levels.

Master new skills

Hakatemia has different types of exercises that give experience points to the skills related to the exercise.

Compete on the leaderboard

Compete on the leaderboard against other students.

Keep up your streak

A long streak of completing tasks increases your streak.

Get badges

By completing challenges you get badges.


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.