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The Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) was created by EC-Council to ensure the IT professional has the knowledge and skills needed to conduct penetration testing in an enterprise network environment that must be attacked, exploited, evaded, and defended across a broad spectrum of “Network Zones”. The CPENT certified professional will also know how to write exploits, build tools, conduct advanced binary exploitation double pivots to access hidden networks.

Yes, the CPENT certification is an advanced-level certification.

No, the CPENT is not an entry-level certification.

The CPENT certification is for advanced penetration testers who have the knowledge of ethical hackers and can apply penetration testing techniques

Yes, the CPENT certification is the next step after getting the CEH certification.  It’s also the first certification in the industry that assess multiple disciplines and not just one or two specialty types.

You must successfully complete the CPENT exam.

No, there are no prerequisites to take the CPENT training class.

According to the EC-Council website, the average salary for a CPENT certified professional is $100,000.

With the CPENT certification, you can apply for positions such as Cyber Security Forensic Analyst, Cyber Threat Analyst Tier 2, Mid-Level Penetration Tester, Junior SOC Analyst, etc.

No, there are no eligibility requirements to take the CPENT exam.

Yes, the CPENT exam is completely in practical format.

You have the option to complete the CPENT exam in two 12-hour sessions or in a single 24-hour session.

You need to score at least above 70% to become a CPENT certified professional.

The Price of the CPENT exam is $999.00. For additional cost discounts (bundle pricing with training) on exam voucher or questions, please contact the Secure Ninja Sales Team.

If you score higher than 90% on the CPENT exam, you will receive a License Penetration Tester (LPT) Master credential along with your CPENT certification.

You can take the CPENT exam at the ECC Exam Centre portal.

Yes, you can choose to take your CPENT exam online.

Yes, you will first need to call EC-Council and let them know whether you want to reschedule or cancel your exam. For rescheduling, EC-Council will need to extend your voucher, so it doesn’t expire. For cancelations, EC-Council will not be able to refund your money.

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cybersecurity technical certification body, the member-based organization certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills.  Having trained and certified over 200,000 information security professionals globally, EC-Council goal to validate information security professionals who are equipped with the skills and knowledge required in a specialized information security domain that will help them avoid cyber conflicts and influence the cyber security mindset of organizations worldwide.

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