GIAC Penetration Tester badge achieved after attending the GPEN Course and Certification

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GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

Your personal Learning Program with everything you need to best prepare for the Exam and become a Certified GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), supported by your expert instructor.

course: GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

Duration: 5 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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The best course to get your GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) Exam and Certification - with Certification Guarantee!

Unleash your potential in ethical hacking with the Penetration Tester (GPEN) certified course. Led by industry experts, this program delivers hands-on training to master the art of penetration testing. Acquire advanced skills in identifying and addressing vulnerabilities, ensuring robust cybersecurity defenses. Elevate your expertise and validate your proficiency with the sought-after GPEN certification, positioning yourself as a cybersecurity professional.

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Who is the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) training course for?

The GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) training course is designed for cybersecurity professionals, ethical hackers, and penetration testers seeking to enhance their skills in assessing and identifying vulnerabilities in networks and systems. The course covers topics such as penetration testing methodology, network and host enumeration, vulnerability identification and analysis, exploitation techniques, password attacks, web application penetration testing, wireless penetration testing, and post-exploitation techniques. By completing the course and earning the GPEN certification, individuals demonstrate their proficiency in conducting thorough penetration tests, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing recommendations to improve security. The certification validates their expertise in penetration testing and qualifies them to contribute to strengthening the security posture of organizations.

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What you will learn during our GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) course

- Overview of penetration testing and ethical hacking concepts and methodology
- Overview of penetration testing tools and techniques
- Reconnaissance methods and tools (passive, active, OSINT)
- Scanning methods and tools (port scanning, service scanning, vulnerability scanning)

- Overview of exploitation techniques and challenges
- Exploitation methods and tools (Metasploit, PowerShell Empire, etc.)
- Post-exploitation methods and tools (Mimikatz, BloodHound, etc.)
- Privilege escalation methods and techniques (local, domain)

- Overview of web application penetration testing concepts and challenges
- Web application reconnaissance methods and tools (OWASP ZAP, Nikto, etc.)
- Web application exploitation methods and tools (SQL injection, XSS, CSRF, etc.)
- Web application post-exploitation methods and tools (web shells, session hijacking, etc.)

- Overview of network penetration testing concepts and challenges
- Network reconnaissance methods and tools (Nmap, Netcat, Wireshark)
- Network exploitation methods and tools (buffer overflows, RCE, file transfers)
- Network post-exploitation methods and tools (pivoting, port forwarding, tunneling)

- Overview of wireless penetration testing concepts and challenges
- Wireless reconnaissance methods and tools (aircrack-ng, Kismet)
- Wireless exploitation methods and tools (WEP cracking, WPA cracking, Evil Twin)
- Wireless post-exploitation methods and tools ( Rogue APs, MITM attacks)

- Overview of social engineering penetration testing concepts and challenges
- Social engineering reconnaissance methods and tools (Maltego, theHarvester)
- Social engineering exploitation methods and tools (phishing emails, malicious attachments)
- Social engineering post-exploitation methods and tools (keyloggers, webcams)

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

How to best be prepared for our GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) course

At Readynez, we provide many resources and have experienced experts in the field. That is why we are also very successful with many satisfied customers. You can therefore safely take your course with us. In order to take the GPEN course, however, some prerequisites are required.

You have the perfect starting point to take this course with these prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and protocols
  • Basic familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems and command line tools
  • Basic knowledge of web application development and security
  • Basic knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Ruby

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With 15 years experience and more than 50.000 happy customers from all over the world, companies such as ALSO, ATEA, Microsoft, Serco, and many more, trust Readynez to help them train and certify their staff.

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