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Certification Full Name: GIAC Penetration Tester

Certification Provider: GIAC

Exam Code: GPEN

Exam Name: GIAC Penetration Tester

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Certification Overview:

The certification of GIAC Penetration Tester is made up for the security professionals who has got the job and tasks that involve the assessment of the network targets and system engines for the identification of the security lacks, flaws where the attacks can be launched easily to penetrate. It includes the penetration methods that makes the professionals to learn the counter penetration methodologies to prove a better protection.

Who can do this certification?

The security professionals who are well aware of the techniques that are used by the criminals to penetrate inside the security systems of the organizations for data, information and records stealing can do this certification to enhance their skills in the information technological security industry.


The certification of GIAC Penetration Tester gives the professionals a capability to perform the penetration testing techniques and methodologies to provide such an atmosphere that is more comfortable and secure for the information technological organizations. It also provides them the earning of 70000% to meet their requirements of their own lives. This certification has also granted the latest technologies and defence system for the security and protection against penetration attacks.

Associated Exam:

This certification of GIAC Penetration Tester has steps to be followed before applying for this certification and the most important step in this security field of information technology is to take a proctored exam that is issued by GIAC organization under terms and conditions.


The certification of GIAC Penetration Tester demands some topics to get covered by the candidates through proper diligence and effort so that they may be able to get the benefits offered by this certification and to get the higher marks in the proctored exam that is issued by GIAC organization for this certification of GIAC Penetration Tester. Those necessary and important areas include the know how of the techniques by which passwords are being stolen on a large scale and what are the ways to protect the passwords as much as possible. Command shell and terminal access are also included in this certification of GIAC Penetration Tester to describe their advantages, limits and unique qualities to the professionals.

Examination Overview:

The exam of the certification of GIAC Penetration Tester supports the knowledge and total description of these following necessary topics:

  1. The phase of exploitation of a pen test and its usage
  2. Exploitation of the web apps vulnerabilities through the usage of latest tools and proxy servers
  3. Scanning of operating systems, different sensitive ports and necessary updates for security
  4. Password stealing techniques and how to stop them to keep the passwords safer?

In this exam, the exploitation of the common weakness of web applications and security systems are covered to give the professionals the knowledge and a chance to have a proper and essential working knowledge to exploit the password management vulnerabilities and the ways through which they can be protected.

  • 1 proctored exam
  • 115 questions
  • Time limit of 3 hours
  • Minimum Passing Score of 74%

This exam is considered to be a proctored exam which consists of one hundred and fifty (150) questions and it is very interesting to know that the candidate who wants to be certified with the GIAC Penetration Tester certification will have to solve these questions and exam in three (3) hours. He must make sure that he may gets at least seventy four (74) percent marks which is just the minimum and not sufficient for the higher positions offered by this certification.

Validity of Certification:

The professionals will have a chance to enjoy the benefits of this certification of GIAC Penetration Tester for almost four years and after that there is again a renewal system set by the GIAC organization to co-op with latest technologies and updates that are offered by this certification. So, the certification has to be renewed as soon as that renewal process is issued by GIAC organization.

Expert Review:

This certification of GIAC Penetration Tester is basically about the penetration techniques that are being used now a days in the most sensitive environments of this information technological industry that offer the common but very dangerous attacks for the achievement of sensitive records and data along with the important passwords to cause a huge mess and a big threat to the organization of your choice. This certification offers the counter techniques of such attacks. So, the professionals who are highly skilled in learning those techniques to save the important things must avail this certification because it will enhance their skills in this field.

Hoffman, IBM Inc.

Washington DC, USA

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