Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)

Certification Overview

Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)

Exam Code: CPT-002

A penetration test subjects a system or a range of systems to real life security tests. The benefit of a complete penetration suite compared to a normal vulnerability scan system is to reach beyond a vulnerability scan test and discover different weaknesses and perform a much more detailed analysis. The user can perform specified attacks in high detail depending on his specific choices and needs. This is normally done via the many advanced techniques and utilities of a security consultant.

The Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)® certification is for security personnel whose job duties involve assessing target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities. Certification objectives include penetration-testing methodologies, the legal issues surrounding penetration testing and how to properly conduct a penetration test as well as best practice technical and non-technical techniques specific to conduct a penetration test.

Penetration testing is the job that most IT ‘techies’ aspire to, and means you get to work with some cutting edge technologies, and technically excellent colleagues. The job can also have a large degree of diversity to it, and can be technically challenging, due to the level of technical skills that must be maintained.

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 40 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (28 out of 40 correct) to pass the exam.

Open Book Exam

  • The Exam can be taken anywhere and anytime, you only need an Internet Connectivity and a Browser
  • An "open book exam" is a test that allows you to bring the text or material you have been studying..

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes).    


  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)® is valid for life.

CPT® is a Registered Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information - 1

  • Module 1 - Foundation
  • Module 2 - Penetration Testing Method
  • Module 3 - Vulnerability Assessment
  • Module 4 - Penetration Testing Types
  • Module 5 - Penetration Testing Manual and Automated
  • Module 6 - Penetration Testing Tools

Module Information - 2

  • Module 7 - Infrastructure Penetration Testing
  • Module 8 - Penetration Testers
  • Module 9 - Report Writing
  • Module 10 - Ethical Hacking
  • Module 11 - Information Gathering
  • Module 12 - Exploitation

Module Information - 3

  • Module 13 - Password Attacks
  • Module 14 - Bypassing Antivirus Applications
  • Module 15 - Social Engineering
  • Module 16 - Wireless Attacks
  • Module 17 - Mobile Hacking

Target Audience

The CPT™ certification is the most advanced penetration testing training in Information Security industry for IT managers, security consultants, security analysts, IT professionals, network engineers and anyone having prior ethical hacking knowledge.

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: E-Book Download - Unlimited Days
  • Price: 150 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 128 USD
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