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Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

Level 300 specialist

A Certified Penetration Testing Engineer imagines all of the ways that a hacker can penetrate a data system.  You have to go beyond what you learned as an Ethical Hacker because pen testing explores technical and non-technical ways of breaching security to gain access to a system. Our C)PTE course is built on proven hands-on methods utilized by our international group of vulnerability consultants.

In this course you will learn 5 Key Elements of Pen Testing; Information Gathering, Scanning, Enumeration, Exploitation and Reporting. Plus, discover the latest vulnerabilities and the techniques malicious hackers are using to acquire and destroy data. Additionally, you will learn more about the business skills needed to identify protection opportunities, justify testing activities and optimize security controls appropriate to the business needs in order to reduce business risk.

Once you have completed this course, you will have learned everything you need know know to move forward with a career in penetration testing.

The C)PTE is a part of these Role-Based Career Path

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Key Course Information

Live Class Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Class Formats:
* Instructor-led

* Self-Study

* Live Virtual Training

Prerequisites:

* A minimum of 12 months’ experience in networking technologies
* Sound knowledge of TCP/IP
* Knowledge of Microsoft packages
* Network+, Microsoft, Security+
* Basic Knowledge of Linux is essential

Applicable Exams:

* Mile2 C)PTE

CPEs: 40

Course Modules

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1 – Business & Technical Logistics of Pen Testing
  • Module 2 – Information Gathering Reconnaissance – Passive (External Only)
  • Module 3 – Detecting Live Systems – Reconnaissance (Active)
  • Module 4 – Banner Grabbing and Enumeration
  • Module 5 – Automated Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module 6 – Hacking Operating Systems
  • Module 7 – Advanced Assessment and Exploitation Techniques
  • Module 8 – Evasion Techniques
  • Module 9 – Hacking with PowerShell
  • Module 10 – Networks and Sniffing
  • Module 11 – Accessing and Hacking Web Techniques
  • Module 12 – Mobile and IoT Hacking
  • Module 13 – Report Writing Basics
  • Appendix: Linux Fundamentals

Who Should Attend?

* Pen Testers
* Ethical Hackers
* Network Auditors
* Cybersecurity Professionals
* Vulnerability Assessors
* Cybersecurity Managers
* IS Managers

Upon Completion

Upon completion, Certified Penetration Testing Engineer students will be able to test an information system for both physical and technical areas of weakness and offer recommendations for strengthening those areas.

Re-Certification Requirements

All Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification:

1) Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2) Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

Exam Information

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer, C)PTE exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2.com account.

Purchase Options:

Individual Exam Cost – Click Here

Course exams are individually priced.
NOTE: You may purchase the exam without purchasing the course.

Live Class Exam Cost – Click Here

Exam cost is not included with the purchase of a live class.

Ultimate Self-Study Combo Exam Cost – Included

The cost of the exam is included with the purchase of an Ultimate Self-Study Combo.

Course FAQ's

Do I have to purchase a course to buy a certification exam?

NO. You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.

Do all Mile2 courses map to a role-based career path?

All of our courses can be taken independently. In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap. This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

What Mile2 Courses/Tracks are Available?

There are over 30 Mile2 courses and certifications. The courses follow Role-Based Career paths in the areas of Foundations, Management, Prevention, Recovery, and Auditing.

Please see our Certification Roadmap for full details.

What Self-Study courses are available?

All of our courses are available as Ultimate Self-Study Combos. The purchase of these courses gives you access to all training videos, materials, exam preps, exam simulators, 1 exam and 1 free 2nd chance exam. The only exception is Red Vs Blue as this course requires multiple participants and is available as a Live Class only.

Are Mile2 courses transferable/shareable?

You cannot transfer, share or give your self- study material to another person. The following is noted when you access your course material through your account. “Important Notice: By accessing the mile2® online course material, practice tests, exams, and related files, the student agrees to the following. I understand that my license to use mile2 electronic course materials is exclusively for my individual professional development. I will not transfer nor will I allow others to use the course materials or the test questions. I will not use any part of this material for teaching others nor will I incorporate it, nor allow it to be incorporated, in any other training materials or publications, electronic or print, without prior specific written consent of mile2®.”

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