Overview

EC-Council’s Certified Penetration Tester (CPENT) program teaches you how to perform an effective penetration test in an enterprise network environment that must be attacked, exploited, evaded, and defended. If you have only been working in flat networks, CPENT’s live practice range will teach you to take your skills to the next level by teaching you how to pen test IoT systems, OT systems, how to write your own exploits, build your own tools, conduct advanced binaries exploitation, double pivot to access hidden networks, and also customize scripts/exploits to get into the innermost segments of the network.

The CPENT range consists of entire network segments that replicate an enterprise network — this is not a computer game simulation; this is an accurate representation of an enterprise network that will present the latest challenges to the pen tester. The benefit of hands on learning in a live cyber range is that candidates will encounter multiple layers of network segmentation, and the CPENT course will teach candidates how to navigate these layers, so that once access is gained in one segment, a candidate will know the latest pivoting techniques required to reach the next. However, that won’t be enough on its own as the targets and segments are progressive in nature, so once you get into one machine and or segment, the next one will challenge you even more

CPENT is a fully online, remotely proctored practical exam that challenges candidates through a grueling 24-hour performance-based, hands-on exam. The exam is broken into 2 practical exams of 12-hours each that will test your perseverance and focus by forcing you to outdo yourself with each new challenge. Candidates have the option to choose either 2 12-hour exams or one 24-hour exam.

Candidates who score more than 70% will earn the CPENT certification. Candidates who score more than 90% attain the prestigious LPT (Master) credential!

Following the launch of the Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) certification, CREST and EC-Council have announced a new equivalency, recognizing CPENT as the certification equivalent of the CPSA and CRT.

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Prerequisites

You must have the following knowledge before taking this course:

  • Advanced knowledge in Networking Protocols
  • Knowledge in Kali or ParrotOS and common Penetration Testing Tools
  • Knowledge in Exploiting Windows and Linux Hosts
  • Knowledge in Privilege Escalation in Linux and Windows
  • Knowledge in Wireless Penetration Testing
  • Knowledge in Web Application Penetration Testing

CPENT Candidates will have achieved Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or hold an equivalent certification or skills and be;

  • Ethical Hackers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall Administrators
  • Security Testers
  • System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals
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Learning Outcomes

You have the potential to earn two certifications with one exam. If you score above a 90% on the CPENT live range exam, not only will you earn the CPENT certification, but you will also earn the Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) Master Credential!

To be a LPT (Master) means that you can find chinks in the armor of defense-in-depth network security models with the help of network pivoting, making exploit codes work in your favor, or by writing Bash, Python, Perl, and Ruby scripts. The live range CPENT exam demands that you think on your feet, be creative in your approach, and not rely on the conventional techniques. p> Outsmarting and out maneuvering the adversary is what sets you apart from the crowd. The CPENT’s hands-on exam offers a challenge like no other by simulating a complex network in real time. This experience will test your perseverance and focus by forcing you to outdo yourself with each new challenge.

LPT (Master) certified professional can:

  • Demonstrate a repeatable and measurable approach to penetration testing
  • Perform advanced techniques and attacks to identify SQL injection, Cross site scripting (XSS), LFI, RFI vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Submit a professional and industry accepted report that achieves management and technical buy-in
  • Get access to proprietary EC-Council penetration testing methodologies
  • Write exploit codes to gain access to a vulnerable system or application
  • Exploit vulnerabilities in Operating systems such as Windows, Linux
  • Perform privilege escalation to gain root access to a system
  • Demonstrate ‘Out-of-the-box’ and ‘lateral’ thinking
  • Ensure the integrity and value of the penetration testing certification, in a fully online, remotely proctored certification exam
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Course Outline

Module 01: Introduction to Penetration Testing

Module 02: Penetration Testing Scoping and Engagement

Module 03: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Module 04: Social Engineering Penetration Testing

Module 05: Network Penetration Testing – External

Module 06: Network Penetration Testing– Internal

Module 07: Network Penetration Testing – Perimeter Devices

Module 08: Web Application Penetration Testing

Module 09: Wireless Penetration Testing

Module 10: IoT Penetration Testing

Module 11: OT/SCADA Penetration Testing

Module 12: Cloud Penetration Testing

Module 13: Binary Analysis and Exploitation

Module 14: Report Writing and Post Testing Actions

The heart of the CPENT program is all about helping you master your pen testing skills by putting them to use on our live cyber ranges. The CPENT ranges were designed to be dynamic in order to give you a real-world training program, so just as targets and technology continue to change in live networks, both the CPENT practice and exam ranges will mimic this reality as our team of engineers continue to add targets and defenses throughout the CPENT course’s lifetime.

Exam features:

Choose your challenge! Either two 12-Hour sessions or a single 24-Hour exam!

EC-Council specialists proctor the entire exam – Validity is not in question.

Score at least 70% and become a CPENT

Score at least 90% and earn the highly regarded LPT (Master) designation!

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Special Notices

You will receive your Pearson Vue exam voucher in your course fee, and will need to arrange this at Pearson Vue testing facility.

Once you have completed the course, please submit the course evaluation via the ASPEN portal for your exam voucher to be released.

The EC Council exam is taken post-course, and EC Council recommend additional post-course study in order to fully prepare for it.

Your 6 month access to the iLabs platform will commence once you complete the course.

Please note - Commencing January 1st, 2019, EC-Council will no longer ship out physical certificates. EC-Council certified members can continue to download their e-Certificates from the ASPEN portal. Certified members who still wish to receive a physical certificate may request one via 'certsupport@eccouncil.org'. Printed certificate requests in the UK will cost $75 ($50 for the US).

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