Penetration Testing Training Course - LPT

Licensed Penetration Tester - The most prestigious certification for penetration testing professionals
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What is the Licensed Penetration Tester Program

The Licensed Penetration Tester exam is the capstone that encapsulates the entire information security track of EC-Council.

While the Certified Ethical Hacker course teaches an individual what are the threat agents that can compromise the security posture of an organization and the EC-Council Security Analyst program provides a repeatable and documentable methodology that can be used by a security auditor while analyzing the security status of the organization, the Licensed Penetration Tester exam covers a completely different skill-set that is needed by every penetration tester – Report Writing.

Report Writing has been described by many as one of least preferred, yet arguably one of the most critical part of any penetration testing engagement.

While so many courses are offered globally to cover various subjects in the information security realm, hardly any are dedicated to this very important skill, especially almost half of all time spent at any penetration testing engagement can revolve around writing and reporting the core findings of the engagement to the client!

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Explaining a highly technical finding in an elaborate penetration testing engagement to someone not technical like the CEO of a company, the senior management or even the board of directors can be very challenging…and frustrating at times!

This is exactly the science that formed the basis of the EC-Council LPT exam. Upon completion of the ECSA course, the candidate is ready to prove, via a rigorous, hands-on, real life scenario-based exam that requires the candidate to perform a penetration test of an imaginary organization which depicts a complex network of a real life multinational corporation. This shall be conducted on EC-Council’s cyber range and the candidates then have to report the findings to EC-Council via a written report.

Each participant is given merely 1 week to conduct a comprehensive penetration test and they are required to submit their findings within 30 days via a written report.

Each candidate’s report will be graded by an EC-Council accredited penetration tester, and upon approval of the candidate’s application, Licensed Penetration Tester credential will be awarded.


What is EC-Council's Licensed Penetration Testing Framework

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How Does the LPT License help me in conducting pen tests

The Licensed Penetration Tester licence provides assurance to your employer or prospective clients that you possess the ability to perform a methodological security assessment. It also helps you join the EC-Council’s elite Tiger Team, which provides you a platform to showcase your skills and earn real-world pen testing experience.


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How is LPT framework different from other pen testing frameworks and standards

Unlike other proprietary pen testing frameworks that are used only within a particular organization,
EC-Council’s LPT framework is available to the public. The LPT framework was developed based on
a thorough analysis of all the available frameworks and standards in the industry. The LPT is further
bolstered by incorporating the strengths of other frameworks into one certification.


How to Become a Licensed Penetration Tester

Click here for more details and completing the initial application form.


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What is Tiger Team

Tiger Team is an elite set of professionals who hold LPT credential that engage in Penetration Testing projects worldwide. Members of Tiger Team have high chances of participating in Penetration Testing assignments worldwide.

The list will be displayed on our website and will act as an endorsement of the professionals’ skills and ethics.


How to Join the Tiger Team

Selected Certified Licensed Penetration Tester professionals will be invited in EC-Council’s elite Tiger Team. Police clearance / verification / background check / legal agreements will be involved before joining the team.


How to Buy LPT Framework

You can access and use the Licensed Penetration Tester framework after registering for ECSA/LPT program.




What is Vampire Test

VampireTest is designed to be used by penetration testers to input penetration test data results. The program accepts various inputs and delivers final report of the data content.

Find out LPT Requirement to join in Penetration Testing Courses.

LPT Requirements

  • Achieve the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) Certification.
  • Applicants must have a valid EC-Council Continuing Education account and ensure that their EC-Council certifications are current and in good standing.  To access the ECE Portal, please click here.
  • Pass the online LPT practical exam. The exam is conducted over the EC-Council’s state-of-the-art iLabs platform.
  • Complete the LPT Recommendation Form post successfully passing the exam and agree to EC-Council Code of Conduct (COC) and submit the Form and COC along with a detailed resume/C.V. detailing professional experience, a scanned copy of other certifications that you have achieved and a signed Declaration of No Criminal Conviction form to
  • Please note that processing time will take between 2-4 weeks after all requirements above are submitted by the applicant.

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Benefits of
Penetration testing certification

  • EC-Council's prestigious endorsement as a licensed penetration testing professional, allowing successful candidates to practise penetration testing and consulting internationally.
  • Industry acceptance as a legal and ethical security professional.
  • Access to proprietary EC-Council software, templates and penetration testing methodologies.
  • License to practice and conduct security testing in organizations accredited by EC-Council.
  • Acquire knowledge from experienced hands-on penetration testing methodologies and latest penetration testing practices.

Testimonials about Penetration Testing Program at EC-Council.

The LPT certification has taken me to an entirely new level of technical & security skills. I am now able to provide more services to my employer. Our entire security stance has thus improved.

Peter Black


The LPT title and designation is a Private License from EC-Council to suitably qualified individuals that achieve the high standards set by EC-Council to use  EC-Council's approved trademarks, methodologies, templates and report structures in their professional career. The LPT is NOT a governmentally sanctioned title conferred by any government institution or state.


Age Requirements and
Policies Concerning Minors

Find the required age is 18 years and above to attending the EC-Council Penetration Testing (LPT) training or attempting the certification exam

The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam  is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam  unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council  a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.
Disclaimer for EC-Council's Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)


EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.

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