PNPT Accelerated Camp

LEARN HOW TO HACK,
THEN PROVE IT.

Prepare for the PJPT and PNPT certifications with an accelerated penetration testing training course presented LIVE by industry-leading instructors. Designed to teach beginners and cybersecurity professionals practical hacking skills with hands-on learning that enables real-world professional success.

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PNPT Accelerated Camp

LEARN HOW TO HACK,
THEN PROVE IT.

Prepare for the PJPT and PNPT certifications with an accelerated penetration testing training course presented LIVE by industry-leading instructors. Designed to teach beginners and cybersecurity professionals practical hacking skills with hands-on learning that enables real-world professional success.

What is the Practical Network Penetration Tester (PNPT) Accelerated Training?

The PNPT Accelerated Camp is an innovative program specifically designed for individuals aspiring to enter the field of ethical hacking, as well as for those seeking to enhance their professional skills. This program stands out for its focus on live training, offering a dynamic and interactive learning environment that greatly benefits students who thrive under direct instruction. Participants will receive immediate feedback and guidance from expert instructors, fostering a more engaging and effective learning experience. Whether you’re looking to kickstart a career in cybersecurity or aiming to elevate your existing professional expertise, the PNPT Accelerated Camp provides a comprehensive, hands-on approach that will prepare you for the PJPT and PNPT penetration testing certifications.

 Who is the program for?

  • Aspiring Ethical Hackers and Cybersecurity Professionals
  • IT Professionals Seeking Specialization
  • Students in Computer Science and Related Fields
  • Professionals Looking for Career Advancement
  • Individuals Seeking Hands-On Learning Experience
  • Security Enthusiasts and Hobbyists

What our students say:

Next Cohort Begins
March 8th – March 29th
Details

28+ Hours of Live Online Instruction

50+ Hours of On-Demand Training (Lifetime)

Online Labs w/ Access Post Training

1 PJPT Exam Attempt + 1 Free Retake (Lifetime)

1 PNPT Exam Attempt + 1 Free Retake (Lifetime)

Private Cohort and Instructor Access

24/7/365 Course Support (Lifetime)

Prerequisites
Beginner IT Knowledge (A+/Net+ Equivalent)
Computer w/ 8GB of RAM and Capable of Running Virtual Machines
A Strong Desire to Learn

$2,999.99

Already Have Exam Voucher(s)?

Schedule
&
Curriculum

Schedule & Curriculum

Our four-week accelerated training program outlines over 50 hours of video training and hands-on labs to help you achieve the Practical Network Penetration Tester Certification.

In this penetration testing training course, you will learn how to:

    • Use different tactics and techniques for Windows and Linux privilege escalation.
    • Perform Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to gather intel on how to properly attack the network.
    • Leverage Active Directory exploitation skill sets to perform A/V and egress bypassing, lateral and vertical network movements, and ultimately compromise the Domain Controller.
    • Perform internal and external penetration tests in real-world environments.
    • Provide a detailed, professionally written report.

Training Dates

Live Class Dates for the Upcoming Cohort:

Week 1: March 8th, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET
Week 2: March 15th, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET
Week 3: March 22nd, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET
Week 4: March 29th, 2024 from 9am to 4pm ET

Recorded videos will be provided should you not be able to attend for the full class.  Please see the detailed weekly schedule below.

Week One Schedule

Homework – Week One:

Course Overview
Notekeeping
Networking Refresher
Lab Setup
Introduction to Linux
Introduction to Python

Live Session – Day 1:

What is OSINT and the Intel Lifecycle?
What are Sock Puppets?
Search Engine Operators
Email OSINT
Password OSINT
Username OSINT
Image OSINT
Image OSINT Review
Video OSINT Review
Website OSINT
Business OSINT
Social Media OSINT

Week Two Schedule

Homework – Week Two:

Social Media OSINT Continued
Wireless OSINT
OSINT Lab Build
Working with OSINT Tools
OSINT Course Challenge
OSINT Case Studies
OSINT Report Writing

Live Session – Day 2:

Port Scanning Tactics
Service Enumeration
Shell Types, Payloads, and Exploitation
Privilege Escalation Tactics
External Pentest Methodology, Attack Strategy, and Report Writing

Week Three Schedule

Homework – Week Three:

Exploit Development
Wireless Penetration Testing

Live Session – Day 3:

Active Directory Overview
Pre-Compromise AD Attacks and Defenses
Post-Compromise AD Enumeration
Post-Compromise AD Attacks and Enumeration
AD Methodology, Attack Strategy, and Report Writing
AD Case Studies
Network Pivoting

Week Four Schedule

Homework – Week Four:

Hands-on Labs
Capstone Challenge

Live Session – Day 4:

Introduction to Modern Webapps
Web Hacking Methodologies
Key Resources
Recon and Discovery (hands-on)
Exploiting Common Vulnerabilities (hands-on)

See What Our Students Are Saying

I attended the first PNPT Accelerated Camp in July 2023 and, as always, TCM Security delivered it in an amazing way.
The camp included new technical topics and how to gain an insight into them. The webapp section was completely new, including the labs. It’s worth mentioning that all labs were online, which means that I didn’t need many resources in my laptop to run for example the Active Directory section. Put it simple, it’s “plug and play”. I just downloaded the VPN file and I was ready to go!

But not everything was technical, our soft skills were also improved with professional advice from the TCM Sec staff. This will help us to improve our networking and communication skills, which will lead us to grow.

All in all it was a fantastic experience and I absolutely recommend it! It was pretty demanding, but the reward is huge! Hats off to TCM Security!!
A BIG thanks to all the team that made it possible!”

Omar Pedro Diaz

The PNPT accelerated course exceeded my expectations. The opportunity to interact with the instructors was undoubtedly the most significant advantage for me. Although there were instances where I felt that I had already covered certain topics, the new perspectives and additional insights I gained were well worth it. Despite some issues with the lab environment, the TCM team was highly responsive in resolving them, and I believe the next cohort will benefit from these improvements.

I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone beginning or midway through their PNPT studies. However, if you have already completed several TCM courses and are comfortable with the material, you might find the most value in the instructor interaction or if you had struggled with the course work on your own. Throughout the course, Joe emphasized that learning doesn’t end on the final day, encouraging us to continue interacting through the special Discord group and to reach out with any job-seeking questions.

Overall, this course has prepared me well for the PNPT exam and has given me the confidence to pursue the certification.”

Jacob Thompson

“I recently completed the PNPT Accelerated Course, and I was very impressed with the content and the quality of instruction. The course covered a wide range of topics, from the basics ethical hacking to more advanced concepts like AD penetration testing  . The instructors, Heath Adams and Alex Olson  are well-respected experts in the field of cybersecurity, and they did a great job of explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise way.

I especially appreciated the hands-on exercises that were included in the course. These exercises gave me the opportunity to apply the concepts that I was learning, and they helped me to better understand how Penetration testing works in practice. I also found the provided labs are very helpful. I was able to get help from other students and from the instructor when I was struggling with a particular concept.

Overall, I highly recommend the PNPT Accelerated Course to anyone who is interested in learning more about this important field. The course is well-structured, informative, and engaging. I learned a lot from this course, and I am confident that it will help me to advance my career in penetration testing particularly and cybersecurity generally.”

Mohammed Alaojan

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I attended the first PNPT Accelerated Camp in July 2023 and, as always, TCM Security delivered it in an amazing way.
The camp included new technical topics and how to gain an insight into them. The webapp section was completely new, including the labs. It’s worth mentioning that all labs were online, which means that I didn’t need many resources in my laptop to run for example the Active Directory section. Put it simple, it’s “plug and play”. I just downloaded the VPN file and I was ready to go!

But not everything was technical, our soft skills were also improved with professional advice from the TCM Sec staff. This will help us to improve our networking and communication skills, which will lead us to grow.

All in all it was a fantastic experience and I absolutely recommend it! It was pretty demanding, but the reward is huge! Hats off to TCM Security!!
A BIG thanks to all the team that made it possible!”

Omar Pedro Diaz

The PNPT accelerated course exceeded my expectations. The opportunity to interact with the instructors was undoubtedly the most significant advantage for me. Although there were instances where I felt that I had already covered certain topics, the new perspectives and additional insights I gained were well worth it. Despite some issues with the lab environment, the TCM team was highly responsive in resolving them, and I believe the next cohort will benefit from these improvements.

I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone beginning or midway through their PNPT studies. However, if you have already completed several TCM courses and are comfortable with the material, you might find the most value in the instructor interaction or if you had struggled with the course work on your own. Throughout the course, Joe emphasized that learning doesn’t end on the final day, encouraging us to continue interacting through the special Discord group and to reach out with any job-seeking questions.

Overall, this course has prepared me well for the PNPT exam and has given me the confidence to pursue the certification.”

Jacob Thompson

“I recently completed the PNPT Accelerated Course, and I was very impressed with the content and the quality of instruction. The course covered a wide range of topics, from the basics ethical hacking to more advanced concepts like AD penetration testing  . The instructors, Heath Adams and Alex Olson  are well-respected experts in the field of cybersecurity, and they did a great job of explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise way.

I especially appreciated the hands-on exercises that were included in the course. These exercises gave me the opportunity to apply the concepts that I was learning, and they helped me to better understand how Penetration testing works in practice. I also found the provided labs are very helpful. I was able to get help from other students and from the instructor when I was struggling with a particular concept.

Overall, I highly recommend the PNPT Accelerated Course to anyone who is interested in learning more about this important field. The course is well-structured, informative, and engaging. I learned a lot from this course, and I am confident that it will help me to advance my career in penetration testing particularly and cybersecurity generally.”

Mohammed Alaojan

Meet the Instructors

Heath Adams

Instructor
Heath Adams, also known as “The Cyber Mentor”, is the CEO of TCM Security.  While Heath is an ethical hacker by trade, he also loves to teach! Heath has taught courses to over 1,000,000 students on multiple platforms, including TCM Academy, Udemy, YouTube, Twitch, and INE.

Heath has held many certifications, including CISSP, PNPT, QSA, GSNA, OSCP, ECPTX, and eWPT.  He also holds an MBA degree.

Finally, Heath is also a husband, animal dad, tinkerer, and military veteran.

Alex Olsen

Instructor

Alex is a Web Application Security specialist with experience working across multiple sectors, from single-developer applications all the way up to enterprise web apps with tens of millions of users. He enjoys building applications almost as much as breaking them and has spent many years supporting the shift-left movement by teaching developers, infrastructure engineers, architects, and anyone who would listen about cybersecurity.

Alex holds a Master’s Degree in Computing, as well as CEH and OSCP certifications.

Practical and Real-World Penetration Testing Experience

Compared to Other Industry Recognized Ethical Hacking Certifications

Industry Recognized
One free Exam Retake
Multiple-Choice Questions
and/or Capture the Flag Style Exam
Realistic Exam Experience that simulates a real pentest engagement
5 Days to Complete the Exam
in a stable lab environment
2 Days to write a report with
a 15-minute live debrief
Non-invasive exam monitoring
24/7, toxic-free support included

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Save $600 if I Already Have an Exam Voucher?

We never want to bill you twice.  If you are already an existing PNPT voucher holder, you can receive $400 off of your live training purchase.

If you are already an existing PJPT voucher holder, you can receive $200 off of your live training purchase.

If you have both vouchers, you can receive $600 off in total.  You can combine this discount with additional discount offers, such as student or military.

Please email support@tcm-sec.com to receive a discount code.

How Long is the PNPT Accelerated Program?

The PNPT Accelerated program is four weeks long(roughly 30 days).

With mandatory Live Training every Friday from 9am-4pm EST with 30 minutes for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.

What is the format of the Accelerated PNPT?

Upon enrollment, students will be enrolled into their designated Accelerated Cohort channel on Discord and receive their Accelerated PNPT Playbook which contains the curriculum, timeline for the program, and a checklist with their starting tasks.

Students will be required to complete weekly self-paced training objectives including video training, building labs, and practicing what they’ve learned in our lab environments.

Students will also participate in weekly live training sessions with our instructors where students are able to engage and interact with the instructors to provide a well-rounded learning experience.

What are the computer requirements for PNPT Accelerated?
Your computer must have the ability to run virtualized environments in software such as VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.

  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB HDD
  • Up-to-Date Operating System & Internet Browser
  • Stable internet connection
Who can take the PNPT?
Any individual from any country is eligible to sit for the PNPT exam.  Individuals under the age of 18 years old must submit a Parental Consent Form prior to purchasing the exam voucher.
Does the certification expire?
As of 04/17/2023, The Practical Network Penetration Tester(PNPT) Certification does NOT expire.
Does my exam voucher expire?
No, exam vouchers do not expire.
Does my training expire?
No, you will have access to your training for life.
Will I receive a digital certification?

Yes! You can view an example of those here.

Can I use any tools I want on the exam?
Yes.  The exam is a pentest and all tools are allowed. Including Linpeas.
How long is the exam?
The exam environment permits five full days to simulate a real pentest, though you can complete the engagement objectives ahead of time.

You will have an additional two days to write a professional report and submit it to our team.

How does the exam compare to other certifications?
In short, it really doesn’t.  The exam was designed because the industry is lacking in practical certifications.  Some certifications are multiple choice and do not test a student’s technical skills.  Other exams are hands on, but are not realistic in time allotment or attack methodology.  This exam replicates a true pentest in both attack methodology and the amount of time permitted to perform the test.
How difficult is the exam?
Everyone is different, however, we believe that:

If you are a beginner, the exam will be very difficult and we strongly recommend that you purchase the associated training.

If you are a junior penetration tester, the exam will be difficult and may require additional training.

If you are a mid to senior level pentester, the exam will be of moderate difficulty.

Is the provided training enough to pass the exam?

Yes.  It was designed for students to pass the exam with the training.  The training is designed for students from absolute beginner to moderate levels and will teach you the skills necessary to be successful as a penetration tester.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes! We are veteran-owned and want to thank you for your service.

We offer a 20% discount to current and former military as well as first responders (Police, EMTs, Firefighters, Nurses, Doctors, etc.), regardless of country.  We also extend this discount to students.

Please email support@tcm-sec.com with proof of first responder status, such as a discharge form, ID, etc. and we will issue you a coupon code to use on purchase.  If you are a student, please email us from a valid educational address or provide proof of current enrollment.

Is the exam proctored?
No.  We do monitor network traffic in the exam environment and have detection mechanisms in place for cheating in the environment and the exam, but there will be no proctor or intrusive software to install on your machine.
Do you offer printed certifications?
In efforts to stay green, we do not offer printed certifications.  However, our certifications come in a high quality printable format and you’re welcome to have them printed on your own accord.