CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

A GPEN certified person can find loopholes in and weaknesses in a computer system. He/she can crack complex codes of a computer program to the most basic level to find the flaws and vulnerabilities of the system. A GPEN certified person can infiltrate a sophisticated and highly secure computer network much like a hacker. However, the difference between a GPEN certified person and a hacker is that while the hacker infiltrates a system to steal data or shut it down for a personal gain, a GPEN certified person prepares the system for defense against such attacks.

The GPEN specialist has the challenge to bypass complex security protocols in all possible ways to study the loopholes in the system. After doing so, he/she prepares a new code or edits the source code of a computer network to block the particular ways of penetrating the system.
GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) Certification

What is a GPEN?

Cyber security is one of the major concerns of the world. Consider a recent case of global cyber threat by the Wannacry Ransomware. A cyber security expert can modify computer systems to render it immune against such potentially large risks. A GPEN specialist will ensure that a company does not face any data theft or multiple decryptions by hackers outside the companies.

Due to such immensely complex roles and a tough job, a GPEN specialist usually secures high-level positions in an IT-based business. He/she is entrusted with the cyber security of the entire network of computers and data in the company. Some of the titles that a GPEN specialist can apply for after clearing the certification examination include:

GPEN Positions:
  • Penetration tester,
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Operations and security analyst,
  • Infrastructure and Application Vulnerability Management Consultant,
  • Senior Information Security Engineer,
  • Information Assurance Technician, etc.

Salary Range:
A GPEN specialist can get varying amounts of salary depending on the position that he/she applies for in a company. While an Information Assurance Technician can expect a salary from $30,000 to $50,000 per year, a Senior Information Security Engineer can get over $100,000 a year easily.

A newcomer in the field usually starts from the position of a technician and slowly rises to a superior position in the company. When a person becomes an expert in GPEN GIAC penetration, he/she can also provide consultancy and work with multiple IT-based companies at a time. In such scenarios, the salary of the person increases considerably based on the experience of the individual.

GPEN Course Outline:

    • Introduction to Ethical Hacking. Footprinting and Reconnaissance
    • Scanning Networks, Enumeration and Discovering Vulnearbilities
    • System Hacking and Vulnerability Exploitation
    • Sniffing
    • Metasploit
    • Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses and Worms
    • Cryptography
    • Penetration Testing on Wireless Networks

    How to Earn your Certification

    You can now register for GPEN training courses online and learn from home while doing all other work alongside. Here are some of the benefits of registering for the online course:

    The first and foremost thing is the comfort that you can have while undergoing the online certification course. You can choose any slot as per your availability and pursue the course.

    Endless career opportunity:
    Once you are a GPEN certified professional you will have multiple career options in front of you. You can choose from a wide array of jobs within Fortune 500 companies. If you are curious and like to see what companies are looking for within their job postings, I recommend looking at postings that require the GPEN certification on Monster.com or Linkedin.com. This will give you a solid idea of what these large corporations are looking for.

    GPEN Certification Training Cost is Minimal:
    If you choose to take the online e-learning route it will be only a fraction of what you have to pay if you join an instructional faculty. Independent study  vary from different online platforms from $50 to $1500 depending on where you choose. One of the most expensive is Simplilearn, mid-tier is INFOSEC training online, and the low-tier price range is from our online learning Partner.

    While most would prefer an instructional facility like the SANS Institute you will pay around $5,000 for a 6 day training course. If this out of your budget and you are diligent, you can achieve the same level of education from online study.

     Available Online Learning
    Gabriel Avramescu is a Senior Information Security Consultant and IT Trainer. He works on an Internet security team focused on ethical hacking - deliberately and purposefully challenging the IT security assumptions, strategies, and methods of protecting vital assets and information by emulating an adversary. For more details on this course and instructor, click here. This course is hosted by StackSkills, the premier eLearning destination for discovering top-shelf courses on everything from coding—to business—to fitness, and beyond!

    Course Description:
    More and more companies are realizing that white hat hackers are essential to the safety of their data and networks. Exploit this desperate need by becoming a white hat hacker yourself, and finally getting the salary of your dreams. This course is the perfect introduction to the skills every white hat hacker needs to succeed. From hacking techniques and penetration testing to cryptography, you'll gain the knowledge to protect any computer or network by course's end.
    • Learn to think like a hacker in order to protect networks w/ over 36 lectures & 5 hours of content
    • Study hacking tools, methodologies & techniques
    • Follow along w/ real-life situational labs based on real environments.
    • Practice w/ included target virtual machines
    • Understand how to scan networks & exploit their vulnerabilities
    • Study system hacking, sniffing, Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses & Worms, cryptography, and more
    • Perform attacks using Metasploit
    • Learn how to perform penetration testing

    Study for your GPEN certification right from home.
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