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EC-Council announces World’s First Fully Proctored Hands-On Penetration Testing Exam

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EC-Council will be launching a fully-proctored Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification at the upcoming flagship event, Hacker Halted, 2017. The new LPT (Master) certification exam is the first globally accepted, hands-on penetration testing certification exam administered in a fully 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, fully-proctored, live certification test that can be taken anytime, anywhere by busy professionals.

“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,” commented Jay Bavisi, the president and CEO of EC-Council. “The fully 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. “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,” Bavisi added.

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.

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