EC-Council Announces the World’s First Fully Online, Remotely Proctored Hands-On Penetration Testing Exam

EC-Council Announces the World’s First Fully Online, Remotely Proctored Hands-On Penetration Testing Exam
September 12, 2017 EC-Council

EC-Council today announced the release of the new, fully online, remotely proctored Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification, which will be launched at Hacker Halted, 2017. The new LPT (Master) certification exam is the first globally accepted, hands-on penetration testing certification exam administered in a fully remote proctored environment.

Penetration testing professionals around the world will be able validate their skills in this new exam format launched by EC-Council. The new LPT (Master) certification exam will be delivered as a secure, remotely-proctored, live certification test that can be taken anytime, anywhere by busy professionals.

Jay Bavisi, the president and CEO of EC-Council, commented “With the increase in the sophistication of cyber-attacks and with ever growing security needs, today’s digital enterprises are looking for experts that have proven abilities to function as competent penetration testers in order to secure their operations. The online remotely proctored, hands-on LPT (Master) certification exam combines effectiveness with convenience to deliver a highest standard of exam that enables the candidates to demonstrate expertise in applying their skills in a hands-on environment.”

The exam provides a level playing field where candidates are challenged to prove their skills as expert-level penetration testers. Bavisi added “In the real world, penetration testers go through a strenuous, arduous and laborious process to keep their clients and organizations secure. This exam is meant to mimic the real-world environment and is meant to stress, burden and ardently push the candidates to their limits to test their actual abilities in penetration testing.”

The new LPT (Master) certification is the crown jewel of the EC-Council penetration testing track. It challenges candidates through a grueling 18 hours of hands-on exam categorized into three practical tests for six hour intervals, each of which provide a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. Upon completion of the exam, candidates will have to demonstrate an advanced understanding of testing modern infrastructures by completing a professional penetration test report to be evaluated by EC-Council experts for completeness and professionalism.

For more information, please contact Saba.Mohammad@eccouncil.org

About EC Council:

EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org.