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pecb cERTIFIED Lead pen test professional

Who Should Attend?

IT Professionals, Auditors, IT and Risk Managers, Incident Handlers, Business Continuity Professionals, Penetration Tester, Ethical Hackers, Cybersecurity Professional


5 Days



Class Format:

Instructor-lead Classroom

Student Materials:

Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples


PECB Certified Lead Pen Test Professional

What is PECB Certified Lead Pen Test Professional?

Lead Pen Test Professional training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to lead a professional penetration test by using a mix of practical techniques and management skills.

This course is designed by industry experts with in-depth experience in the Penetration Testing field. Unlike other trainings, this training course is focused specifically on the knowledge and skills needed by professionals looking to lead or take part in a penetration test. It drills down into the latest technical knowledge, tools and techniques in key areas including infrastructure, Web Application security, Mobile security and Social Engineering. In addition, this course concentrates on how to practically apply what is learned on current day-to-day penetration testing and does not expand on unrelated, dated or unnecessary theoretical concepts.

Along with the in-depth hands-on practical skills, this training course equips you with the management skills you need to lead a penetration test, taking into account business risks and key business issues. The individuals who complete the course have the right blend of the real business and technical competencies needed to be a respected, understood and professional penetration tester. On the last day of the training course, you will get to use the skills learned in a comprehensive capture and flag penetration testing exercises.


Day 1: Introduction to Penetration Testing, ethics, planning and scoping         

                  a) Course Objectives and Structure

                  b) Penetration Testing principles

                  c) Legal and ethical issues

​                  d) Fundamental principles of Information Security and risk


​                  e) Penetration Testing approaches

​                  f)  Penetration Testing phases 

​                  g) Management of a Penetration Test

Day 2: Technical foundation knowledge and techniques (with practical 

            exercises in all areas)

                  a) Technical foundation knowledge

Day 3: Conducting a Penetration Test (using tools and techniques) and

            reviewing testing areas   

                  a) Conducting a penetration test - Infrastructure testing

                  b) Conducting a penetration test - Web application Penetration 


                  c) Conducting a penetration test - Mobile testing

​                  d) Conducting a penetration test - Social engineering testing

​                  e) Conducting a penetration test - Physical security testing

Day 4: Analyzing results from testing, reporting and follow up        

                  a) Documentation of the test quality review and reporting

                  b) Action plans and follow up

                  c) Managing a test program

​                  d) Competence and evaluation of penetration testers

​                  e) Capture the flag exercises

​                   f) Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

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