TCM Security Certifications


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 + Real-World

50+ Hours of Training

Follow along with instructors in your own virtual environment to learn the real-world skills of cybersecurity professionals.

Video Guidance

Our Video-led training was developed to help guide you through a hands-on learning experience.

Non-Invasive Experience

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

Stable Environments

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

Realistic Exams

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

Unbeatable Support

We proudly offer 24/7 customer support with the additional benefit of access to our community Discord with over 48,000+ students.

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.

Industry Recognized

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


We happily provide military, veterans, students, teachers, and first responders with a 20% off coupon, valid on certification vouchers, with or without training.

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Practical Junior Penetration Tester

Entry-Level • Associate

The PJPT certification is the first-of-its-kind entry-level penetration testing exam designed to test your internal penetration testing skills and techniques.


Practical Network Penetration Tester™

Associate • Intermediate

The PNPT certification exam is a one-of-a-kind ethical hacking exam that assesses a student’s ability to perform a network penetration test at a professional level.
Practical Career Ready Professional


Practical Career-Ready Professional

Prerequisite: PNPT Certified

Certified PNPT holders can now enroll in our PCRP course to obtain practical soft skills, communication skills, and interview skills to become job ready certified.
PJMR Certification


Practical Junior Mobile Tester


The PJMT certification exam is a beginner mobile application penetration testing exam experience. The exam assesses a student’s ability to perform mobile application penetration tests at an junior level.


Practical Junior Web Tester

Associate • Intermediate

The 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.

PJMR Certification


Practical Junior Malware Researcher

Associate • Intermediate

The PJMR certification exam assesses the mastery of the art and science of malware analysis. It puts the student in the shoes of an enterprise-level malware researcher.




* Next Class Begins February 16th, 2024 *

Follow along and learn how to hack Active Directory in this one-day live training delivered by professional penetration tester and instructor Heath Adams.

In this class, you will get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques that real hackers use to find and exploit vulnerabilities in real-world business environments.

Learn the Real Hands-On Hacking Skills from Professional Penetration Testers

Live Training and Q&A With the Instructor

Includes 50 Hours of Virtual Lab Access

Basic Knowledge in Computers & Networks (A+/Net+ Equivalent) Required

Hands-On Training Designed, Developed, and Tested to Teach You the Practical Skills and Knowledge from Real Penetration Testers.

Practical Ethical Hacking

Start your journey with our flagship ethical hacking course.

25+ Hours of Hands-On Training

Windows Privilege Escalation

Take your Windows escalation game to the next level.

7+ Hours of Hands-On Training

Linux Privilege Escalation

Take your Linux escalation game to the next level.

6+ Hours of Hands-On Training

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Fundamentals

Practical training designed to help you improve your investigative game.

9+ Hours of Hands-On Training

External Pentest Playbook

External tactics and techniques designed to help you improve your pentest game.

3+ Hours of Hands-On Training

Get Certified

Learn the practical and real-world skills that it takes to become a penetration tester.

50+ Hours of Hands-On Training


The PNPT certification exam is a one-of-a-kind ethical hacking certification exam that assesses a student’s ability to perform a network penetration test at a professional level. 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 report debrief in front of our assessors

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Step 1: Purchase the exam and register for a time convenient for you.

Our flexible registration process allows for students to register on a 24 hour calendar, so that they can take the exam at a time best aligned with their schedule.

Step 2: Take the certification exam.

Once your exam begins, students will have five full days of access to their own unique exam environment.  Once finished, students will have an additional two days to deliver a professional report.  Finally, students will debrief our team of pentesters with their report findings.

Step 3: Receive your badge and certification.

You worked hard for it and should be able to show off that hard work.  All exams come with a certificate of completion and badge.  These items can be shared by students, and verified by employers, through Accredible.

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Unlimited Monthly Access to 14+ Courses & Growing
Take your cybersecurity skills to new levels with the TCM Academy All Access Membership.  Get unlimited access to all of our current courses and every new course as they are released.


"I was given the opportunity to beta test this exam, and I had a blast. The dedicated lab environment was very stable, and the challenges were unique but realistic. Having to pivot / proxy my traffic through an initial compromise added a bit of an extra challenge, I definitely recommend this (once released) to anyone looking for something less CTFy and more real-world / Active Directory oriented."

James Donlon / Pentester at Depth Security

  • ★★★★★

"This certification exam required performing a penetration test on a vulnerable network that was modeled off of real-world engagements performed by TCM Security. ... It really challenged me and showed me how much progress I've made over the last year or so. I would highly recommend getting this certification when it goes public if you have any interest in penetration testing."

Rusty Robinson / Student

  • ★★★★★

"Blows the OSCP out of the water."

Ian Brennan / Pentester at Federal Aviation Administration

  • ★★★★★

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