Course Information

Course overview

Lead Pen Test Professional

Lead Pen Test Professional training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to lead a professional penetration test by using a mix of practical techniques and management skills.
This course is designed by industry experts with in-depth experience in the Penetration Testing field. Unlike other trainings, this training course is focused specifically on the knowledge and skills needed by professionals looking to lead or take part in a penetration test. It drills down into the latest technical knowledge, tools and techniques in key areas including infrastructure, Web Application security, Mobile security and Social Engineering. In addition, this course concentrates on how to practically apply what is learned on current day-to-day penetration testing and does not expand on unrelated, dated or unnecessary theoretical concepts.

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals looking to enhance their technical skills and knowledge
  • Auditors looking to understand the Penetration Testing processes
  • IT and Risk managers seeking a more detailed understanding of the appropriate and beneficial use of Penetration Tests
  • Incident handlers and Business Continuity professionals looking to use testing as part of their testing regimes
  • Penetration testers
  • Ethical hackers
  • Cybersecurity professionals

Course Outline

Day 1 Introduction to Penetration Testing, ethics, planning and scoping

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Penetration Testing principles
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Fundamental principles of information security and risk management
  • Penetration Testing approaches
  • Penetration Testing phases
  • Management of a Penetration Test

Day 2 Technical foundation knowledge and techniques (with practical exercises in all areas)

  • Technical foundation knowledge

Day 3 Conducting a Penetration Test (using tools and techniques) and reviewing testing areas

  • Conducting a penetration test – Infrastructure testing
  • Conducting a penetration test – Web application penetration testing
  • Conducting a penetration test – Mobile testing
  • Conducting a penetration test – Social engineering testing
  • Conducting a penetration test – Physical security testing

Day 4 Analyzing results from testing, reporting and follow up

  • Documentation of the test quality review and reporting
  • Action plans and follow up
  • Managing a test program
  • Competence and evaluation of penetration testers
  • Capture the flag exercises
  • Closing the training

Day 5 Certification Exam

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