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Become a Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)

The Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT) certification path teaches you advanced hacking tools and techniques. You'll learn how to successfully attack fully patched and hardened systems, how to circumvent common security controls, and how to defend your organization against advanced persistent threats.

6 courses  //   25 videos  //   3 hours of training

Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT) training

This learning path builds on your ethical hacking knowledge and skills by teaching you how to write and create exploits. As you progress through six courses, you’ll learn advanced reconnaissance techniques and stealth strategies, manual and automated techniques for discovering vulnerabilities, how to write exploits, how to use Metasploit’s interchangeable payloads and remote commands, and more. Upon completion, you’ll have increased confidence in your penetration testing skills and the knowledge of exploit creation needed to take your cybersecurity career to the next level.

Learning path components


What you’ll learn.

The CEPT certification exam includes nine primary objectives:

  • Penetration testing methodologies
  • Network attacks
  • Network recon
  • Windows shellcode
  • Linux & Unix shellcode
  • Reverse engineering
  • Memory corruption/buffer overflow vulnerabilities
  • Exploit creation – Windows architecture
  • Exploit creation – Linux/Unix architecture

Who is this for?

A firm understanding of the Windows and Linux OS and exposure to network reconnaissance and associated tools (nmap, nessus, netcat) are recommended. Programming knowledge is not required. This certification path is designed for:

  • Penetration testers
  • Cybersecurity consultants
  • Security analysts
  • Malware analysts
  • Anyone with a desire to learn advanced hacking techniques and get certified!

You're in good company

"Comparing Infosec to other vendors is like comparing apples to oranges. My instructor was hands-down the best I’ve had." 

James Coyle

FireEye, Inc.

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.