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C)PTE: CERTIFIED Penetration Testing Engineer

UNDERSTANDING THE CERTIFICATION EXAM

The C)PTE exam covers a broad base of Penetration Testing areas to ensure that applicants are able to effectively manage the Penetration Testing process.

The Penetration Testing Engineer certification exam covers the following categories:

Categories
Percent of Test
Technology
30%
Communications
18%
Critical Thinking
40%
Observations
8%
Workplace
4%

Technology:

*  Computers and Electronics

*  Engineering and Technology

*  Programming

 

Communications:

*  Oral Comprehension

*  Oral Expression

*  Reading Comprehension

*  Written Comprehension

*  Writing

*  English Language

 

Observations:

*  Problem Sensitivity

*  Social Perceptiveness

*  Visualization

Critical Thinking:

*  Critical Thinking

*  Deductive Reasoning

*  Inductive Reasoning

*  Judgement and Decision Making

*  Complex Problem solving

*  Coordination

*  Information Ordering

*  Systems Analysis

*  Systems Evaluation

 

Workplace:

*  Customer and Personal Service

*  Personnel and Human Resources

*  Active Learning

 

UNDERSTANDING THE COURSE GOALS

A Certified Penetration Testing Engineer imagines all of the ways that a hacker can penetrate a data system.  You have to go beyond what you learned as an Ethical Hacker because pen testing explores technical and non-technical ways of breaching security to gain access to a system.    Our C)PTE course is built on proven hands-on methods utilized by our international group of vulnerability consultants. 

In this course you will learn 5 Key Elements of Pen Testing; Information Gathering, Scanning, Enumeration, Exploitation and Reporting. Plus, discover the latest vulnerabilities and the techniques malicious hackers are using to acquire and destroy data. Additionally, you will learn more about the business skills needed to identify protection opportunities, justify testing activities and optimize security controls appropriate to the business needs in order to reduce business risk.

Once you have completed this course, you will have learned everything you need know know to move forward with a career in penetration testing.

NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION (NICE)
WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK CATEGORIES

CHOOSE FROM 3 PURCHASE OPTIONS

  • Certification Exam
  • Self-Study + Exam
  • Live Training
CISSO Exam Combo

If you believe that you have the knowledge required to pass the certification exam you may purchase the Exam Combo.  This will give you access to the online exam, an exam prep guide, and unlimited practice exams.

After you purchase the exam combo the materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. Purchase the Certification Exam


The Ultimate Self-Study Combo from Mile2 is a convenient self-pace learning solution for persons who need to acquire the knowledge needed to competently take the associated exam. You will receive a workbook, instructor-led videos to guide you through the workbook, the exam prep guide, unlimited practice exams and the certification exam.  The materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. Purchase the Ultimate Combo
Live-Classes from Mile2 give you the benefit of face-to-face instructors.  You can join a live class remotely via Zoom from your home or office, or contact one of our training partners to participate in a class-room based environment.  Our content matter expert instructors will guide your learning. When you purchase the live class you will receive an electronic workbook, instructor-led videos,  and access to the live-class.  The electronic materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. LIVE CLASSES DO NOT INCLUDE AN EXAM.  THE CERTIFICATION EXAM IS PURCHASED SEPARATELY WITH THE EXAM COMBO.

See Live Class Schedule
  • EXAM
  • Self-Study + Exam
  • Live Training

 If you believe that you have the knowledge required to pass the certification exam you may purchase the Exam Combo.  This will give you access to the online exam, an exam prep guide, and unlimited practice exams.

After you purchase the exam combo the materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. Purchase the Certification Exam
The Ultimate Self-Study Combo from Mile2 is a convenient self-pace learning solution for persons who need to acquire the knowledge needed to competently take the associated exam. You will receive a workbook, instructor-led videos to guide you through the workbook, the exam prep guide, unlimited practice exams and the certification exam.  The materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. Purchase the Ultimate Combo
Live-Classes from Mile2 give you the benefit of face-to-face instructors.  You can join a live class remotely via Zoom from your home or office, or contact one of our training partners to participate in a class-room based environment.  Our content matter expert instructors will guide your learning. When you purchase the live class you will receive an electronic workbook, instructor-led videos,  and access to the live-class.  The electronic materials will be made available for 12 months in your Mile2.com account.  If you do not already have a Mile2.com account, one will be established at the time of your purchase. LIVE CLASSES DO NOT INCLUDE AN EXAM.  THE CERTIFICATION EXAM IS PURCHASED SEPARATELY WITH THE EXAM COMBO. See Live Class Schedule

The C)PTE is a part of these Role-Based Career Paths

COURSE INFORMATION - LIVE CLASS AND ULTIMATE SELF-STUDY COMBOS

Live Class Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

 

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led

*  Self-Study

*  Live Virtual Training

CEUs:  40

Suggested Prior Knowledge:

* A minimum of 12 months’ experience in networking technologies
* Sound knowledge of TCP/IP
* Knowledge of Microsoft packages
* Network+, Microsoft, Security+
* Basic Knowledge of Linux is essential

 

Applicable Exams:

*  Mile2 C)PTE

 

C)ISSO LIVE CLASS AND ULTIMATE SELF-STUDY COMBO MODULES

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1  – Business & Technical Logistics of Pen Testing
  • Module 2 – Information Gathering Reconnaissance – Passive (External Only)
  • Module 3 –  Detecting Live Systems – Reconnaissance (Active)
  • Module 4 –  Banner Grabbing and Enumeration
  • Module 5 –  Automated Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module 6 – Hacking Operating Systems
Module 7 – Advanced Assessment and Exploitation Techniques
  • Module 8 – Evasion Techniques
  • Module 9 –  Hacking with PowerShell
  • Module 10 –  Networks and Sniffing
  • Module 11 –  Accessing and Hacking Web Techniques
  • Module 12 – Mobile and IoT Hacking
  • Module 13 –  Report Writing Basics
  • Appendix: Linux Fundamentals

C)ISSO LIVE CLASS AND ULTIMATE SELF-STUDY COMBO LABS

  • Lab 1  – Introduction to Pen Testing Setup
  • Lab 2 – Linux Fundamentals
  • Lab 3 –  Using Tools for Reporting
  • Lab 4 –  Information Gathering
  • Lab 5 –  Detecting Live Systems
  • Lab 6 – Enumeration
  • Lab 7 – Vulnerability Assessments
 Lab 8 – Software Goes Undercover
  • Lab 9 –  System Hacking- Windows
  • Lab 10 – System Hacking – Linux
  • Lab 11 –  Advanced Vulnerability and Exploitation Techniques
  • Lab 12 – Nework Sniffing/IDS
  • Lab13 –  Attacking Databases
  • Lab 14 – Attacking Web Application

C)ISSO LIVE CLASS AND ULTIMATE SELF-STUDY COMBO MODULES

Who Should Take This Course

* Pen Testers
* Ethical Hackers
* Network Auditors
* Cybersecurity Professionals
* Vulnerability Assessors
* Cybersecurity Managers
* IS Managers

C)ISSO Course Accreditations

THE C)PTE CERTIFICATION

What it is and how it is earned. 

C)PTE Penetration Testing Engineer Badge

Annual Salary Potential

$84,314 Median/yr

The holder of this certification and badge has passed the associated exam with a score of 70% or higher.

The exam covers the KSA’s provided in the NICE Framework Work Roles for Work Role ID: AN-TWA-001

Which includes, but is not limited to: 

KNOWLEDGE

     Circuit Boards

     Processors

     Computer Hardware

     Computer Software

      Engineering Science

      Network Access Management

      Security Models

      Risk Management Process

      and more

SKILLS

      Conduct Vulnerability Scans

      Detect Host Based Intrusions

Perform Impact/Risk Assessments

Use of Penetration Testing Tools and Techniques

      and more

ABILITIES

  •      Identify Systemic Security Issues
  •      Communicate Complex Information
  •      Function Well in a Dynamic Environment
  •      and more

The person who carries this certification should be able to assess a company’s security posture, perform in-depth penetration testing using a variety of assessment tools, and set up dynamic defenses to prevent intrusion.  They will have a firm understanding of cryptography and various attacks and be able to execute the 5 key elements of a Penetration Test: Information Gathering, Scanning, Enumeration, Exploitaition and Reporting. 

Mile2 Cybersecurity Certifications aims to ensure that the holder has a broad base of knowledge covering a large variety of Penetration Testing areas to ensure that they are able to effectively manage the Penetration Testing Process

The C)PTE is a part of the following role-based Progressions on the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

Course FAQ's

NO.  You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.  

All of our courses can be taken independently.  In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

Cybersecurity Certifications for Today's INFOSEC Careers

Mile2 Cybersecurity Certifications is a world-leader in providing accredited education, training, and certifications for INFOSEC professionals. We strive to deliver the best course ware, the strongest Cyber Range, and the most user-friendly exam system in the market.

 

Our training courses follow our role-based Certification Roadmap. Plus, many of our classes include hands-on skill development in our Cyber Range.  We train students in penetration testing,disaster recovery, incident handling, and network forensics.  Additionally, our Information Assurance training certification meets military, government, private sector and institutional specifications.  

 

Accreditations

We've developed training for...

Canada Army Navy Airforce

The Canadian Department of National Defense

USAF

The United States Air Force

Defense Logistics Agency

A United States Counterintelligence Agency

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Workforce Commission

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