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PTE - Penetration Testing Engineer

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233 S Wacker Dr 84th Fl (Willis Tower)
Btwn W Adams St & Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Age Requirements: 18 and older
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What you'll learn in this engineering training:

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course trains students on the 5 key elements of penetration testing: information gathering, scanning, enumeration, exploitation and reporting. Ethical hacking is the art of using these penetration testing techniques to identify and repair the latest vulnerabilities in a system to make sure it is secure. Malicious hackers use these same techniques to find the same vulnerabilities except they exploit the vulnerabilities giving them access to the businesses' network. Once inside, hackers can access private information, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and social security numbers of clients and employees. It's very likely this data will be held for ransom or sold off on a black market. Hackers are constantly looking for new companies they can exploit; when they come across yours, will they be able to gain access? Certified Penetration Testing Engineers are the solution to prevent this from happening to businesses they serve.

With our proprietary penetration testing lab exercises, students will spend about 20 hours getting real-world penetration testing experience. They'll know what they are learning and they'll know how to use it after course. Our instructors will also provide real life examples of when to use the techniques that are being taught. There is no better way to learn the art of penetration testing.

This course also enhances the business skills needed to identify protection opportunities, justify testing activities and optimize security controls appropriate to the business needs in order to reduce business risk.

The C)PTE's foundation is built firmly upon proven, hands-on, penetration testing methodologies utilized by our international group of vulnerability consultants. Mile2 trainers keep abreast of their field by practicing what they teach; we believe that an equal emphasis on theoretical and real world experience is essential for effective knowledge transfer to you, the student.

Who Should Attend
The C)PTE is a course on penetration testing designed for those who already have a basic understanding of cyber security. We recommend an understanding of how computers are networked and how they interact with the internet (TCP/IP). Some of the tools we will use are only developed for Linux; therefor having experience with Linux is a plus. We recommend having the previously mentioned experience or you can prepare to take the course by completing the C)ISSO: Certified Information Systems Officer course as a prerequisite. People who are in or are going into the following professional roles will especially benefit from our course:

Penetration Testing Consultant Security Analyst/Consultant Security Architect
Chief Information Security Officer Security Auditor IT Management

After you complete the C)PTE course and get certified, we recommend you to further develop your penetration testing skillset by being certified as a C)PTC: Certified Penetration Testing Consultant by taking the course and passing the 6 hour exam that will have you perform a penetration test that will really test what you know and can do!

Upon Completion

Students will:
  • Have knowledge to perform penetration test
  • Have knowledge to accurately report on their findings from examinations
  • Be ready to sit for the C)PTE Exam
Course Content
With 15 up-to-date Modules and 16 Labs, the C)PTE will not only teach you the know-how of penetration testing, but you'll have real-world experience to solidify what you have learned.

Modules & Appendix Labs

0: Course Introduction
1: Logistics of Penetration Testing
2: Linux Fundamentals
3: Information Gathering
4: Detecting Live System
5: Enumeration
6: Vulnerability Assessments
7: Malware Goes Undercover
8: Windows Hacking
9: Hacking UNIX/Linux
10: Advanced Exploitation Techniques
11: Pen Testing Wireless Networks
12: Networks, Sniffing, IDS
13: Injecting the Database
14: Attacking Web Technologies
15: Project Documentation

A1: Understanding Penetration Testing
A2: Financial Sector Regulations
A3: Access Controls
A4: Protocols
A5: Cryptography
A6: Economics and Law


1: Getting Set Up
2: Linux Fundamentals
3: Information Gathering
4: Detecting Live Systems
5: Reconnaissance
6: Vulnerability Assessment
7: Malware
8: Windows Hacking
9: Hacking UNIX/Linux
10: Advanced Exploitation Techniques
11: Attacking Wireless Networks
12: Networks, Sniffing and IDS
13: Database Hacking
14: Hacking Web Applications
A5: Cryptography


Exam Information
The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer exam is taken online through Mile2's Assessment and Certification System, which is accessible on your account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from the store on

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Refund Policy
Student cancellation requests made 14 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% of the course fee and are not entitled to a refund. The student has one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.


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