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    eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme (eCPTXv2)

    Are you ready to learn advanced penetration testing processes and methodologies to perform advanced reconnaissance and security assessments? If so, this is the certification for you! This skills-based assessment evaluates your abilities at using cutting-edge attacking techniques to compromise numerous targets, inside a fully featured and real-world environment. If you can successfully navigate the attack landscape and remain under the radar, you'll become the next eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme certification recipient, allowing you to showcase your information security talents to current and future employers.

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    Put your penetration testing and network security skills to the test

    The eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme (eCPTXv2) is a practical certification focused on developing the advanced skills required to carry out a thorough and professional penetration test against modern networks and infrastructure through real world scenarios delivered to you via hands-on labs.

    ⁠How does eCPTX do this?⁠
    The eCPTX will help you hone in on your information gathering, enumeration and reconnaissance skills by a practical, hands-on exam. This assessment includes performing a penetration test on a coporate network utilizing INE's cutting-edge virtual lab platform. While completing your penetration test designed after a real-world scenario, you'll be asked to use multiple advanced methodologies while going undetected and remaining under the radar.

    eCPTXv2 for Teams
    Looking to ensure your team members successfully conduct a red team engagement at zero risk to your organization or infrastructure? The eCPTXv2 can provide you with the peace of mind knowing your team understands how to keep your infrastructure safe. Join the thousands of companies that employ eLearnSecurity certified personnel and get your teams certified today.

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    Demonstrate your advanced cyber security knowledge with our industry leading eCPTXv2.

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    eCPTXv2 Learning Objectives

    eLearnSecurity by INE certifications are designed to challenge you to think through cyber security challenges like a real-world professional, rather than simply a series of multiple choice questions. The eCPTXv2 hones in on this by challenging you to solve hands-on labs and conducting a real-world penetration test after completing course material taught by INE’s cyber security experts with more than 100 years of combined experience.

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    Exploitation using Metasploit and Empire

    Metasploit is one of the most important tools in the hacker's toolkit. Prove you understand how to utilize it in advanced attack scenarios.


    Advanced Lateral Movement

    Learn how hackers compromise endpoints to maintain persistence in a network.


    Custom Attack Vector Development

    Take a closer look at the methods and pathways used by hackers to gain access to a target system.


    Stealthy Scanning and Profiling

    Gain a thorough understanding of the active reconnaissance tactics used to identify vulnerabilities.


    Advanced Persistence / Backdooring

    Determine if an intruder has established a long-term presence on a network to capture critical data and sensitive information.


    Privilege Escalation and Persistence

    Gain access to administrator or root and create backdoors to continue your access to the exploited machine.


    Network / Traffic Manipulation

    Learn the methods used by cyber criminals to influence online network tools and traffic prior to launching a malicious attack.



    Dive deeper into the tactics attackers use to move between compromised machines within an organization.

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    Advanced Penetration Testing

    The Advanced Penetration Testing Learning Path provides all the advanced skills required to carry out a thorough and professional penetration test against modern networks and infrastructure, such as the ability to execute state-sponsored-like operations and advanced adversary simulations. You must be familiar with PowerShell scripting, Active Directory administration and Windows internals knowledge, basic reverse engineering skills, and possess a good working knowledge of network protocols, as the content dives into all stages of a red-teaming engagement. The Advanced Penetration Testing Learning Path also prepares you for the eCPTXv2 exam and certification.

    Learning Path Difficultyadvanced
    8.5 hrs

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    How does the eCPTXv2 Stack Up?

    The eCPTXv2 challenges you to prove your skills with real world scenarios using cutting edge attacking techniques to compromise numerous targets, inside a fully featured and real-world environment.


    eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme





    The purpose of the exam and what you'll accomplish if you pass.
    Practical exam designed to use real world scenarios to prove pentesting knowledge.
    Core cybersecurity skills required by security and network administrators.
    Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment
    Time Limit
    The amount of time you have to complete the certification exam.
    2 Days for Lab; 4 Days for Report; 4 Days Total
    90 Minutes
    165 Minutes
    The number of questions required by the certification exam.
    Hands-On Lab with Practical Exam
    Hands-on Labs
    Does the certification require hands-on labs to prove that you understand the concepts?
    Real World Scenarios
    Questions include real world scenarios with in-platform labs.
    The type of expertise required to complete this exam.
    Requirements to take the exam
    PowerShell Scripting, Active Directory Administration, Windows Internals, Basic Reverse Engineering
    Entry-level cyber security
    Network+, Security+ or equivalent with 3-4 years or experience.
    The amount you must pay to attempt the certification exam.
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