What is a penetration tester?
A penetration tester simulates a real-world attack on a target system and identifies any weaknesses an attacker could exploit. The results are then used to improve the target system's security.
What is the average penetration tester salary?
According to Indeed, the average salary of a penetration tester is $119,281.
What is penetration testing?
Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is a technique that helps identify vulnerabilities and assess an organization's compliance, employee awareness of security protocols, and incident response plans. By simulating cyber-attacks, pen testing provides valuable insights into an organization's security controls, identifies vulnerabilities and their level of risk, and recommends prioritized remediation steps through professional reporting, documentation, and communication.
Who is this penetration testing training for?
Penetration testing can be a vital component for many different IT security-related roles, including:
- Ethical Hackers
- Penetration Testers
- Network Server Administrators
- Firewall Administrators
- Security Testers
- System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals
- Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst
- Cyberthreat Analyst
- Cloud Security Analyst
- Information Security Analyst and Architect
- Application Security Analyst
- Cybersecurity Assurance Engineer
- Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
- Technical Operations Network Engineer
- Information Security Engineer
- Network Security Penetration Tester and Engineer
What is the CPENT program?
EC-Council's Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) program is an expert-designed, multi-disciplinary course that builds expertise in advanced penetration testing tools, techniques, and methodologies.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) exam 412-80 offered by EC-Council.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 9 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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