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

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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.

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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!

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