Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Penetration Testing Certification in 2013


First of all you should check this penetration testing guide. You'll find there all basic staff required to decide if you need penetration tests, define the scope and ensure successul ending. In the links they have their own further reading list which you might find interesting.

As for certification there are actually for certifications by SANS including GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN). They have courses and exams and everything. For instance this one.

There are few more penetration testing certifications. And all have different perks and drawbacks. This certification has NSA approval. BackTrack is an online course and gives you CPE credits.

Some interesting books covering the topic:


The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, Second Edition: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy

Professional Penetration Testing, Second Edition: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab

Hacking with Kali: Practical Penetration Testing Techniques

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series)

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

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