CPENT (Certified Penetration Testing Professional)
CPENT – The Real-World Penetration Testing With The Ultimate Training Program….
Introduction to CPENT
The Certified Penetration Testing Professional or CPENT, for short, re-writes the standards of penetration testing skill development.
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 Benefits of the CPENT course
The EC Council CPENT course is a highly beneficial penetration testing program that will help you establish yourself as an elite pentester in the cybersecurity industry and take your career to new heights. In the CPENT course, you will learn the usage of various advanced penetration testing methodologies, techniques, and tools that will strengthen your profile and enhance your value as a highly demanded penetration tester. To ice the cake, you will get the chance of earning two certificates with a single CPENT certification cost.
- 100% mapped with the NICE framework.
- 100% methodology-based penetration testing program.
- Blends both manual and automated penetration testing approaches.
- Designed with the most common penetration testing practices offered by the best service providers.
- Maps to all major Job Portals. Role Title: Penetration Tester and Security Analyst.
- Provides strong reporting writing guidance.
- Gives a real-world experience through an Advanced Penetration Testing Range.
- Provides candidates with standard Pen tests for use in the field.
- Penetration Testers
- Ethical Hackers
- Information security Consultant
- Security Testers
- Security Analysts
- Security Engineers
- Network Server Administrators
- Firewall Administrators
- System Administrators
- Risk Assessment Professionals
CPENT certification Course Needs:
Extensive knowledge of penetration testing across multiple disciplines extending from windows, IoTs, inline defenses to automation, operational technology, and advanced skills in binary exploitation. The certification tests the knowledge of tester not only on automated tools but manual testing skills as well.
CPENT is an entirely practical exam which is conducted online and is proctored remotely. The exam duration is 24 hours. The candidates have two options to proceed with the exam. They can either take the exam in one go, i.e., 24 hours straight, or go for 2-12 hour exams. Candidates are required to submit their penetration testing reports within 7 days post the completion of the exam.
One of the significant aspects of the certification is that the certification provides a chance to obtain 2 certificates from a single exam:
- If a candidate scores 70%, they become a CPENT
- If a candidate scores above 90%, they become LPT (Licensed Penetration Tester)
A Hands-On Exam Like No Other
24 Hours will define your Pen Testing career
Establish yourself as the cream of the crop by clearing the cutthroat CPENT exam and stand a chance to earn two elite certifications in one attempt. The CPENT exam is a hands-on, rigorous, day-long, online exam that is remotely supervised by EC-Council specialists. With no way to circumvent the painstaking exam, it becomes definite that your performance and doggedness alone, in those 24 hours, will define the new heights of your career. Packed with complex challenges that are true to the real world in every sense, this exam will test your penetration testing skills to the core, in a way that no other program in the world can.
The CPENT program will train you and test you in all the latest skills related to various types of pivoting, privilege escalation, windows attack, IoT attack, binary exploitation, filtered network bypassing, operational technology, detection evasion, attack automation, and report writing. Rest assured, you will emerge as an industry-ready expert who is well-versed in cutting-edge pen-testing tools, techniques, and methodologies that are highly valued and demanded all over the planet.
The CPENT range is a beast of a range imitating the real world as accurately as possible. The range is meticulously designed by experts to incorporate every element of the real-world attack spectrum, including its complexity, dynamism, and high customizability. The CPENT range offers a challenging ground that makes you adjust, modify and adapt your exploits in order to break into enterprise-level machines and networks that only get harder at every step and automatically update themselves according to the changing technological landscape of the outside world. During the course, you will be trained to outgrow yourself by improvising and strategizing your way into different targets presenting a large gamut of challenges.
What Makes The Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) Unique?
Advanced Windows Attacks: The challenge aims to test the knowledge of PowerShell of the candidate, where the latter is required to use PowerShell bypass techniques along with other methods to gain access to a windows machine that has defenses in place.
Attacking IoT Systems: CPENT is the first certification to introduce hacking IoT devices that starts with searching the device, gaining access, identifying firmware, extraction, and performing reverse engineering.
Advanced Binaries Exploitation: Penetration testers are required to gain access to the system and look for flawed binaries, use reverse engineering, and write exploits for privilege escalation.
Bypassing a Filtered Network: In a segmented architecture, the challenger has to identify the filtering of the architecture then leverage this to gain access to the web applications by compromising it and then extract the required data
Pentesting Operational Technology (OT): The challenge is again a first of its kind in a penetration testing certification. The tester has to gain access to a dedicated OT network and perform modifications in the existing data by penetrating from the IT network side.
Access Hidden Networks With Pivoting: Tester has to penetrate into the direct network by identifying the filtering rules and then attempt pivots, through a filter, into the hidden network using single pivoting methods.
Double Pivoting: Quoting EC-Council “CPENT is the first certification in the world that requires you to access hidden networks using double pivoting.” This challenge tests the skills of the tester as the pivot has to be set up manually.
Attack Automation with Scripts: The challenge requires the tester to use advanced penetration techniques and scripting using languages like Perl, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, BASH, and use techniques like Metasploit and Fuzzing techniques.
Weaponize Your Exploits: This provides a chance to the testers to use their coding skills, carry their own tools to complete the challenge.
Apart from these, the challenges also require the testers to evade various defense mechanisms, use the latest methods for privilege escalation and summarize everything in a report that, in the real world, could be presented to the client/higher management to take vital business decisions.
CPENT certification consists of 14 modules and tests the abilities of a penetration tester in almost all the vectors of cybersecurity, some of which have been introduced for the first time in any penetration certification. Provided is a list of the domains:
- Introduction to Penetration Testing
- Penetration Testing Scoping and Engagement
- Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
- Social Engineering Penetration Testing
- Network Penetration Testing – External
- Wireless Penetration Testing
- IoT Penetration Testing
- Web Application Penetration Testing
- Network Penetration Testing – Perimeter Devices
- Network Penetration Testing– Internal
- OT/SCADA Penetration Testing
- Cloud Penetration Testing
- Binary Analysis and Exploitation
- Report Writing and Post Testing Actions
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 40 Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes