ABOUT THE pnpt exam

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

choose from two exam options

practical network penetration tester (pnpt) – Standalone exam

$299

The standalone exam is perfect for students who are already well-versed in OSINT, external penetration testing techniques (such as vulnerability scanning, information gathering, password spraying, credential stuffing, and exploitation), and internal penetration testing techniques (such as LLMNR Poisoning, NTLM Relay Attacks, Kerberoasting, IPv6 attacks, and more).

With this package, students receive:

  • One (1) exam attempt
  • Lifetime voucher
  • One free retake

 

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practical network penetration tester (pnpt) – WITH TRAINING

$399

In addition to the lifetime voucher and exam attempt included in the standalone exam package, students who opt for the PNPT with Training package will receive the following:

 

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STUDENT REVIEWS

Matt Schmidt: TCM PNPT (CPEH) EXAM / CERTIFICATION REVIEW

choose from two exam options

PRACTICAL NETWORK PENETRATION TESTER (PNPT) – Standalone exam

$299

The standalone exam is perfect for students who are already well-versed in OSINT, external penetration testing techniques (such as vulnerability scanning, information gathering, password spraying, credential stuffing, and exploitation), and internal penetration testing techniques (such as LLMNR Poisoning, NTLM Relay Attacks, Kerberoasting, IPv6 attacks, and more).

With this package, students receive:

  • One (1) exam attempt
  • Lifetime voucher
  • One free retake
purchase now

PRACTICAL NETWORK PENETRATION TESTER (PNPT) – WITH TRAINING

$399

In addition to the lifetime voucher and exam attempt included in the standalone exam package, students who opt for the PNPT with Training package will receive the following:

 

purchase now download syllabus

STUDENT REVIEWS

Matt Schmidt – TCM PNPT (CPEH) EXAM / CERTIFICATION REVIEW

choose from two exam options

PRACTICAL NETWORK PENETRATION TESTER (PNPT) – Standalone exam

$299

The standalone exam is perfect for students who are already well-versed in OSINT, external penetration testing techniques (such as vulnerability scanning, information gathering, password spraying, credential stuffing, and exploitation), and internal penetration testing techniques (such as LLMNR Poisoning, NTLM Relay Attacks, Kerberoasting, IPv6 attacks, and more).

With this package, students receive:

  • One (1) exam attempt
  • Lifetime voucher
  • One free retake

 

purchase now

PRACTICAL NETWORK PENETRATION TESTER (PNPT) – WITH TRAINING

$399

In addition to the lifetime voucher and exam attempt included in the standalone exam package, students who opt for the PNPT with Training package will receive the following:

 

PURCHASE now download syllabus

STUDENT REVIEWS

Matt Schmidt – TCM PNPT (CPEH) EXAM / CERTIFICATION REVIEW

GET CERTIFIED IN THREE EASY STEPS

Our Process

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.

GET CERTIFIED IN THREE EASY STEPS

Our Process

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does my exam voucher expire?

No, exam vouchers do not expire.

Does the certification expire?

No, once acquired, the certification is lifetime.

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 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 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 certifications@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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does my exam voucher expire?

No, exam vouchers do not expire.

Does the certification expire?

No, once acquired, the certification is lifetime.

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 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 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 certifications@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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does my exam voucher expire?

No, exam vouchers do not expire.

Does the certification expire?

No, once acquired, the certification is lifetime.

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 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 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 certifications@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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