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Practical Junior Penetration Tester

LEARN HOW TO HACK,
THEN PROVE IT.

Start your journey into network penetration testing by earning the Practical Junior Penetration Tester certification. Perform a pentest at an associate level to earn the certification and demonstrate your expertise to employers.

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Practical Junior Penetration Tester

LEARN HOW TO HACK,
THEN PROVE IT.

Start your journey into network penetration testing by earning the Practical Junior Penetration Tester certification. Perform a pentest at an associate level to earn the certification and demonstrate your expertise to employers.

What is the Practical Junior Penetration Tester (PJPT) Exam?

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.

How to Pass the PJPT Exam

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.

TCM Security exam vouchers never expire and come with lifetime access to the training materials the exam is based on. We highly recommend preparing before attempting the exam. If you don’t initially succeed, don’t worry! We never want to profit on failure and include one free retake with every exam voucher. 

Practical Junior Penetration Tester Exam Format

Like all TCM Security certifications, the PJPT exam was designed to teach students how to apply their skills in a real-world situation. This is not a CTF. Our exams provide an experience that is similar to what you will be asked to do in a professional environment.

Absolutely ZERO flags to capture.

NO multiple choice questions.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

25+ Hours of On-Demand Training (Lifetime)

Hands-On Local Labs

1 Exam Attempt + 1 Free Retake (Lifetime)

2 Days to Complete

2 Days to Write Report

24/7/365 Course Support (Lifetime)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

8GB RAM & 256GB HDD

Up-to-Date OS & Internet Browser

Stable Internet Connection

$249

Veterans, Active Military, Students, and Educators can save 20% on all certifications! Email support@tcm-sec.com with proof to get a custom discount code.

 

Who Should Take the Practical Junior Penetration Tester Exam?

The PJPT is a beginner-level introduction to the world of network penetration testing. Though students should have some experience with networking and computer systems, previous hacking experience is not required to take the exam. The PJPT is appropriate 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

“I had so much fun doing this certification that I forgot I was taking it.”Read full review

“All in all, I feel like this course and certification were worth every penny. I’ve deepened my understanding of Active Directory and basic web application security, and the network and Python refreshers were great as well.”Read full review

The PJPT exam offered by TCM Security, accompanied by the Practical Ethical Hacking course, is a remarkable opportunity for beginners like myself to venture into the realm of penetration testing. The course provides a solid foundation, and the exam serves as a platform to apply and validate the acquired knowledge and skills.Read full review

How to Prepare for the PJPT Exam

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In addition to the lifetime voucher and exam attempt, students who enroll in the PJPT certification will receive the following:

Lifetime access to over 25 hours of training materials from the Practical Ethical Hacking (PEH) course on TCM Academy. The PJPT exam was built from the information and resources that you will find delivered in this course material, including:

    • A Day in the Life of an Ethical Hacker
    • Introductory Linux
    • Introductory Python
    • Hacking Methodology
    • Reconnaissance and Information Gathering
    • Scanning and Enumeration
    • Exploitation Basics
    • Active Directory Penetration Testing
    • Web Application Penetration Testing
    • Wireless Attacks
    • Legal Documentation and Report Writing

To view the full course curriculum, please visit our Academy page here.

World-Class Training, Lifetime Access.

In addition to the lifetime voucher and exam attempt, students who enroll in the PJPT certification will receive the following:

Lifetime access to over 25 hours of training materials from the Practical Ethical Hacking (PEH) course on TCM Academy.  The PJPT exam was built from the information and resources that you will find delivered in this course material, including:

    • A Day in the Life of an Ethical Hacker
    • Introductory Linux
    • Introductory Python
    • Hacking Methodology
    • Reconnaissance and Information Gathering
    • Scanning and Enumeration
    • Exploitation Basics
    • Active Directory Penetration Testing
    • Web Application Penetration Testing
    • Wireless Attacks
    • Legal Documentation and Report Writing

To view the full course curriculum, please visit our Academy page here.

All Students Receive

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.

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.

Non-Invasive Experience

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

Stable Environments

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

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.

Discounts

We happily provide military, veterans, students, teachers, and first responders with a 20% off coupon, valid on certification vouchers and live training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the PJPT?

Any individual from any country is eligible to sit for the PJPT exam.  Individuals under the age of 18 years old must submit a Parental Consent Form prior to purchasing the exam voucher.

This is an entry-level penetration tester/ethical hacking certification exam.  While we do include the training material that contains all of the information required to pass our exam, we still advise students to have a basic fundamental knowledge of computers and computer networks.

I already own the Practical Ethical Hacking Course, do I get a discount?

No, the cost of the exam is $249.

Lifetime access to the Practical Ethical Hacking course is included at no additional cost.*

If you do not require lifetime access to the Practical Ethical Course the price of the exam is $249.

*Courses included in exam bundles cannot be traded, gifted, or redeemed for any monetary value or discounts.

How is this exam and training different from PNPT?

The PJPT(Practical Junior Penetration Tester) was developed as an entry-level penetration tester certification.

  • The only training required to help you pass the PJPT certification is the Practical Ethical Hacking course.

 

The PNPT(Practical Network Penetration Tester) was developed as an intermediate to advanced penetration tester certification.

  • The training required to pass the PNPT certification includes five courses:
    • Practical Ethical Hacking
    • Windows Privilege Escalation
    • Linux Privilege Escalation
    • Open-Source Intelligence(OSINT) Fundamentals
    • External Pentest Playbook

 

Does the certification expire?

No, the Practical Junior Penetration Tester 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 two full days, 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?

When it comes to practical and affordable entry-level penetration tester certification exams, there are no other comparisons. The PJPT was designed to help fill the gap of affordable and relevant cybersecurity certifications for students who are interested in becoming professional penetration testers and ethical hackers. The PJPT includes lifetime access to the Practical Ethical Hacking training course that contains all the information you will require to pass our exam. In addition to our 24-7 support, our stable lab environments simulate a real-world internal penetration test engagement that students will have two days to complete.

How difficult is the exam?

Everyone is different, however, we believe that:

If you are a beginner, this exam will give you a challenge and we strongly advise you to take your time and complete the Practical Ethical Hacking course that is included with this exam.

If you are a junior penetration tester, the exam will be of low to moderate difficulty.

Is the provided training enough to pass the exam?

Yes.  It was designed for student’s 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 an entry-level penetration tester.

Do you offer any other 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.

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