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TCM Security Certifications

LEARN HOW TO HACK,
THEN PROVE IT.

Designed to be practical, our training and certifications help level up your hacker skills without teaching you fluff or burning a hole in your bank account.  Stop spending thousands on training when you can prove your skillset to HR and hiring managers at a fraction of the cost.

 

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Practical Training. Real-World Exams.

All students receive the following with their exam purchase:

Lifetime Training

Receive lifetime access to video-led training that was developed to help guide you through a hands-on learning experience.

Realistic Exams

Our certification exams are designed to provide the student with a real-world penetration test experience.

Stable Environments

Get unlimited access to our stable student exam environments.  Hosted safely for you in the cloud.

Non-Invasive Experience

Complete the exam in the comfort of your own home without proctors or installed monitoring software.

Free Retake

If for any reason you need to take the exam a second time, we include a free retake voucher.  We don’t profit from your failures.

Unbeatable Support

We proudly offer 24/7/365 customer support with the additional benefit of access to our community Discord with over 50,000+ students.

Industry Recognized

We are pleased to provide the most realistic and cost-effective cybersecurity certifications recognized by industry professionals and organizations.

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Practical Junior Penetration Tester (PJPT)

Overview:

The Practical Junior Penetration Tester™ (PJPT) certification is a beginner-level penetration testing exam experience.  This exam will assess a student’s ability to perform an internal network penetration test at an associate level.  Students will have two (2) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

 

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Leverage their Active Directory exploitation skillsets to perform lateral and vertical network movements, and ultimately compromise the exam Domain Controller
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Practical Network Penetration Tester (PNPT)

Overview:

The PNPT certification exam is a one-of-a-kind ethical hacking certification exam that assesses a student’s ability to perform an external and internal network penetration test at a professional level.  Students will have five (5) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Perform Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to gather intel on how to properly attack the network
    • Leverage their Active Directory exploitation skillsets to perform A/V and egress bypassing, lateral and vertical network movements, and ultimately compromise the exam Domain Controller
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report
    • Perform a live 15-minute report debrief in front of our assessors, comprised of all senior penetration testers

Practical Career-Ready Professional (PCRP)

Overview:

After you’ve experienced the real-world simulation of the PNPT, get ready for a real-world Job Application and Interview Experience with our one-of-a-kind Practical Career-Ready Professional (PCRP) Training and Certification.

Students will learn practical soft and communication skills that employers are looking for.  Combined with personal branding and stand-out skills that will get you noticed by employers worldwide.

 

To accelerate your career to the next level and become a Certified Practical Career-Ready Professional, a student must:
    • Complete a One-on-One coaching call with your personally-assigned mentor
    • Complete 50+ Hours of Practical Network Penetration Tester™ Training (PNPT)
    • Pass the Practical Network Penetration Tester (PNPT) exam
    • Complete 6+ Hours of Practical Soft Skills Training
    • Submit a resume for review and approval
    • Submit a real job application to our company
    • Pass a Mock Interview with our technical staff

Practical Junior Malware Researcher (PJMR)

Overview:

The Practical Junior Malware Researcher is a brand-new, one-of-a-kind certification focused on Malware Analysis, Research, and Triage. The PJMR certification exam assesses the mastery of the art and science of malware analysis. 

This unique exam experience will put the student in the shoes of an enterprise-level malware researcher who must:

    • Apply a wide array of malware analysis methodologies to document the technical details of malware samples.
    • Create a professional malware analysis report that documents each sample’s key technical facts.
    • Create detection rules based on malware characteristics.
    • Present a debrief to communicate technical findings.

Students will have five (5) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report. Students will then schedule a debrief where they will present their technical findings live with one of our assessors.

 

Practical Junior Mobile Tester (PJMT)

Overview:

The Practical Junior Mobile Tester (PJMT) certification is a beginner-level mobile application penetration testing exam experience. The exam will assess a student’s ability to perform a mobile application penetration test at an associate level. Students will have two (2) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Exploit a mobile application using static and dynamic analysis skills as well as basic web application penetration testing skills to ultimately compromise a simulated organization’s mobile app.
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Practical Junior Web Tester (PJWT)

Overview:

The Practical Junior Web Tester (PJWT) certification is a beginner-level web application penetration testing exam experience. The exam will assess a student’s ability to perform a web application penetration test at an associate level. Students will have two (2) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Exploit a web application using any preferred tools or techniques.
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Practical Web Penetration Tester (PWPT)

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Overview:

The Practical Web Penetration Tester (PWPT) certification is an intermediate-level web application penetration testing exam experience. The exam will assess a student’s ability to perform a real web application penetration test at a professional level. Students will have three (3) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Exploit a web application using any preferred tools or techniques.
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Practical Junior OSINT Researcher (PJOR)

 

Overview:

The Practical Junior OSINT Researcher (PJOR) certification is designed to validate individuals’ skills in gathering intelligence from publicly available sources. This certification is beginner-friendly, offering an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their proficiency in utilizing open-source intelligence techniques effectively. Students will have three days (72 hours) to complete the exam and submit a professional report on their findings. 

In order to receive the certification, students will be required to employ various OSINT methodologies to gather information from sources such as:

    • Social media platforms
    • Public records
    • Online databases
    • Other publicly accessible information repositories

Practical Junior IoT Tester (PJIT)

 

Overview:

The Practical Junior IoT Tester (PJIT) certification is a beginner-level IoT firmware review exam experience. This exam will assess a student’s ability to perform a firmware review of an embedded Linux IoT device. Students will have two (2) full days to complete the assessment and an additional two (2) days to write a professional report.

In order to receive the certification, a student must:

    • Perform a comprehensive review of an IoT device’s firmware, logic analyzer captures of its communication ports, and high level design documents.
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Live Trainings

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Level up your cybersecurity skills with LIVE classes by industry-leading instructors. Designed to teach beginners and cybersecurity professionals practical skills with hands-on learning that enables real-world professional success.

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