The challenges that I faced in the LPT (Master) were quite innovative as the scenarios envisioned had an extremely realistic approach. Apart from being completely hands-on, the exam truly tested your knowledge and skills with a wide range of challenges, ranging from hard tasks to extremely tough challenges
The exam really focused on a methodological approach, testing process knowledge and the use of tools, rather than sending you down a rabbit hole and misdirecting you. For this reason, I strongly suggest having prior experience in Penetration Testing, to ensure that you are familiar with the tools on a real network, and more importantly, that you are familiar with ‘Report Writing’, so that you know what screenshots to capture during your exam.
Altogether, I would strongly recommend the LPT (Master) certification, as proctoring is something that I have not seen in any other exam, which is highly beneficial from an employer’s perspective. The test also had challenges like pivoting and port forwarding, which is important to know in a real-life Penetration Testing scenario. The certification also adds more credibility to my technical experience, especially since a lot of hiring managers prefer EC-Council certifications.