Ec-council licensed penetration tester (master- l.p.t.)

Ec-council licensed penetration tester (master- l.p.t.)
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About LPT (Master) Board

The EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Licensure Board is a member based network of volunteers that are recognized by EC-Council and the society as key leaders in the field of information security. They are carefully selected from the industry and are committed to the information security community. An invitation is extended to these individuals to be part of the LPT (Master) Licensure Board and the selection criteria are based on the credibility and contribution to the information security community. More importantly, they remain an independent voice for the industry.

With the formation of the Board, we hope to identity changes to our present EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) licensure criteria and procedures and to ensure that our license remains valuable and up-to-date. The LPT (Master) Licensure Board shall hereby be responsible to advice EC-Council in the development and the maintenance of EC-Council LPT (Master) licensing matters.

 

The LPT (Master) is the world’s first fully online, remotely proctored LPT (Master) practical exam, which challenges the candidates through a grueling 18 hours of performance based, hands-on exam categorized into three practical exams for six-hour duration each, which will test your perseverance and focus by forcing you to outdo yourself with each new challenge. The exam requires the candidates to demonstrate a methodical approach to test and validate security defenses. The LPT (Master) exam is developed with close collaboration with SMEs and practitioners around the world after a thorough job role, job task, and skills-gap analysis.


Module 01 Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Module 02 Information Gathering Methodology
Module 03 Scanning and Enumeration
Module 04 Identify Vulnerabilities
Module 05 Exploitation
Module 06 Post Exploitation
Module 07 Advanced Tips and Techniques
Module 08 Preparing a Report
Module 09 Practice Ranges

Roles and Responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Licensure Board members vary based on their area of expertise, the development projects at hand and the resource availability of members. Their contribution can be in many ways, some of which are stipulated below and are by no means exhaustive:

  • Contribute innovative ideas for the benefit of expanding as well as develop the LPT (Master) licensing procedure for certified members.
  • Represent EC-Council in global events for the benefit of the security community.
  • Indulge in the sharing of best practices and assist the EC-Council management in driving global standards in providing world-class, quality licenses.
  • Contribute in technical reviews and assist EC-Council in disseminating knowledge and information pertaining to information security.
  • Mentor and advise the EC-Council management by sharing their knowledge and experience in continuous effort in upbringing the LPT (Master) licensure standards.
  • Advocate for EC-Council activities and events sponsored or supported by EC-Council, as well as promote peer interaction and professional development.
  • Assist the management of EC-Council in designing and developing ideas for the continuity of the LPT (Master) application procedure.

Real world, performance based assessment:
The successful candidates need to demonstrate a mastery of the skills required to conduct a full black box penetration test that simulates a complex network of a multi-national organization in real time. The exam environment via EC-Council’s cloud based cyber range, iLabs, has multiple networks with different militarized and de-militarized zones. You will follow the entire process of “Cyber kill chain”, taking you from reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, maintaining access, then exploiting vulnerabilities that you will have to seek out in a network that only a true penetration tester will be able to break.

Methodical Approach:
To build on the technical skills taught in the Certified Ethical Hacking course, the repeatable and documentable methodology provided in the EC Council security analyst program , the EC-Council LPT (Master) course emphasizes application of this methodical approach to penetration testing. The LPT (Master) practical exam thoroughly tests the application of the penetration testing process and lifecycle knowledge and the skills required in an examination that even our reviewers have called “extremely challenging”.

Penetration test report:
Many have described report writing as one of least preferred, yet arguably one of the most critical parts of any penetration testing engagement. While so many cyber security courses are offered globally to cover various subjects in the penetration testing realm, hardly any are dedicated to this very important skill, especially almost since half of all time spent at any penetration testing engagement can revolve around writing and reporting the core findings of the engagement to the client.

The key skill also lies in communicating a highly technical finding in an elaborate penetration test engagement to someone to the senior management and the board of directors can be very challenging and frustrating at times. Mastery of communication, research and report writing is required to make sense of technically complex topics like specific vulnerabilities and their resulting exploits in a meaningful manner to make educated decisions to improve the security posture of the organization. The candidates are required to submit a comprehensive report of their findings, methodology used, corroborative screenshots, scripts, custom exploits, or any other method they have used to penetrate the network within 45 days after completing the three challenges. The submitted report should be very clear, so that we should be able to compromise the target again by following the report.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Licensure Board members vary based on their area of expertise, the development projects at hand and the resource availability of members. Their contribution can be in many ways, some of which are stipulated below and are by no means exhaustive:

  • Contribute innovative ideas for the benefit of expanding as well as develop the LPT (Master) licensing procedure for certified members.
  • Represent EC-Council in global events for the benefit of the security community.
  • Indulge in the sharing of best practices and assist the EC-Council management in driving global standards in providing world-class, quality licenses.
  • Contribute in technical reviews and assist EC-Council in disseminating knowledge and information pertaining to information security.
  • Mentor and advise the EC-Council management by sharing their knowledge and experience in continuous effort in upbringing the LPT (Master) licensure standards.
  • Advocate for EC-Council activities and events sponsored or supported by EC-Council, as well as promote peer interaction and professional development.
  • Assist the management of EC-Council in designing and developing ideas for the continuity of the LPT (Master) application procedure.

Eligibility Criteria

There is no predefined eligibility criteria for those interested in attempting the LPT (Master) exam.The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

Renewal Cycle, Certification Fees & ECE Scheme

The certification is valid for 2 years from the date of approval and members must then renew annually.

For renewals, members will need to remit USD250 per annum which can be done at our online store.

LPT (master) certification falls under the ECE Policy. Members must ensure that they meet the ECE requirement.