Advanced Penetration Testing

Advanced Penetration Testing

iLearn Self-Paced Base package includes:

  • Instructor led training modules (1 year access)
  • Official e-courseware (1 year access)
  • iLabs access (6 Months Access)
  • Certificate of Completion for each course

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Course Description

The course will teach you how to perform a professional security test as well as how to produce the next most important thing… the findings and the report!

The ranges progress in difficulty and reflect an enterprise level architecture. There will be defenses to defeat and challenges to overcome. This is not your typical FLAT network! As the range levels increase you will encounter the top defenses of today and learn the latest evasion techniques.

The format you will use has been used to train 1000s of penetration testers globally, it is proven and effective!

  • The APT is a Follow-on to the ECSA
  • You should have completed the ECSA Practical
  • Prepares you for the LPT Master Certification. Learn More
  • Teaches you how to assess targets and escalate privileges.
  • You will learn a repeatable and measurable approach to penetration testing

Course Overview

Advanced Penetration Testing

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About the Program

This program is meticulously designed to demonstrate the advanced concepts including that of scanning against defenses, pivoting between networks, deploying proxy chains and using web shells.

The “virtual cyber ranges” bring 100% practicality into the training sessions and are designed to provide professional skills that demonstrate how professional pentesters determine the attack surface of targets within required time frames and complexities and gain access to the machines and escalate privileges.

The practical environment ranges progress in difficulty and reflect enterprise network architectures. This environment includes defenses and challenges which candidates of the LPT program must defeat and overcome. This is not done through a typical FLAT network! As candidates progress through the various range levels, each encounter will present the top defenses of today and they will learn the latest best practices, tips and tricks, and even evasion techniques.

This training format will help build thousands of penetration testers globally and will prove to be effective!

The Planet’s Most Advanced Penetration Testing Range

The Advanced Penetration Testing course from EC-Council is built on the backbone of the EC-Council’s Advanced Penetration Testing Cyber Range (ECCAPT) and this was designed by experts who each have more than 25 years of professional security testing across the globe.

The range is designed to provide challenges across every level of the attack spectrum.

The ECCAPT consists of entire network segments that replicate an enterprise network — this is not a computer game simulation, this is an accurate representation of an enterprise network that will present the latest challenges Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) to the pen tester. Since the targets and technology continue to change, the ECCAPT is dynamic and machines and defenses will be added as they are observed in the wild. Finally, the targets and segments are progressive in nature, once you get into one machine and or segment, the next one will challenge you even more.

The final range consists of challenges that will require the skills and concepts that have been covered in the course and consist of multiple visible as well as hidden subnets to prepare you for the possible challenges of the LPT (Master) range.

Finally, the ranges are designed to teach professional-level skills to identify the attack surface of targets within a required time frame and, once this has been accomplished, to gain access to the machines and escalate privileges as required. The greater the variety of targets you encounter with and without defenses, the better of a professional penetration tester you will become.

The practical environment ranges progress in difficulty and reflect real enterprise network architecture. This environment includes defenses and challenges which you must defeat and overcome.

This is not your typical flat network! As you progress through the range levels, each encounter will present the top defenses of today and you will learn the best and latest evasion techniques.

This training format has helped thousands of penetration testers globally and is proven to be effective. Everything presented in the course is through an enterprise network environment that must be attacked, exploited, evaded, and defended.

Who Is It For?

This new program is built for ECSA credentialed members who require advanced pentesting skills and a professional level certification to attest their skills to employers.

  • Penetration Testers
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Auditors
  • Information Security Engineers
  • Security Consultants

Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5Module 6Module 7Module 8Module 9

Module One: Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

  • Review of vulnerability assessment
  • Types of vulnerability scanners
  • Challenges faced by vulnerability scanners
  • Creating a Security Testing Plan
  • Explaining the Hacking Methodology
  • Concepts of Evasion

Module Two: Information Gathering Methodology

  • Information Gathering with NSLOOKUP and Dig
  • DNS Enumeration with dnsenum and dnsrecon
  • Enumeration with fierce
  • Creating a Security Testing Plan
  • Registrars and Whois
  • Google Hacking Database
  • Enumeration with Metagoofil
  • Cloud Scanning with Shodan

Module Three: Scanning and Enumeration

  • Scanning with Nmap
  • Scanning with the Tool Dmitry
  • Scanning with the Tool Netdiscover
  • Scanning with the Tool sslscan
  • Scanning and Scripting with the Tool hping3
  • Scanning the Internet
  • Using Metasploit Databases and Workspaces
  • Enumeration of Targets
  • Mastering the Nmap Scripting Engine

Module Four: Identify Vulnerabilities

  • Vulnerability Sites
  • Vulnerability Analysis with OpenVAS
  • Web Application Vulnerability Scanners
  • Customizing and Optimizing Scan Policies
  • Web Vulnerability Scanning within Metasploit
  • Analysis of Vulnerability Findings
  • Custom Script Design

Module Five: Exploitation

  • Exploit Sites
  • Manual Exploitation
  • Exploitation with Metasploit
  • Searching for Exploits
  • Remote Exploitations with SMB, RDP and SSH
  • Web Application Exploitation
  • Customization of Shells
  • Staged and Stageless Payloads
  • Custom Exploits

Module Six: Post Exploitation

  • Disabling protections
  • Local Assessment
  • Harvesting Information
  • Scripts for pilfering
  • Leveraging backdoors
  • Mangling log files
  • Escalation of privileges
  • Data search and extraction techniques
  • Achieving an advanced shell
  • File transfers

Module Seven: Advanced Tips and Techniques

  • Scanning with Nmap against Defenses
  • Session routing
  • Performing pivoting
  • Executing a double pivot
  • Custom payloads for network traversal
  • Using proxies
  • Leveraging web shells
  • Custom web shells to avoid detection

Module Eight: Preparing a Report

  • Importance of a report
  • Avoiding the common mistakes
  • Compiling data in Magic Tree
  • Designing the report structure
  • Essential report components

Module Nine: Practice Ranges

What is LPT Master?

Upon completion of the program, candidates will be prepared to challenge the LPT Master exam. LPT Master brings to you a new range of real world challenges that will not only test your Pen-testing skills but guarantees you an experience that is not built for the weak hearted. If you have been looking for a way to test your Pen-testing abilities, this is your chance to prove you have what it takes.

Being an LPT (Master) means that you can find chinks in the armor of defense-in-depth network security models with the help of network pivoting, making exploit codes work in your favor, or by writing Bash, Python, Perl, and Ruby scripts. The exam demands that you think on your feet, be creative in your approach, and not rely on the conventional techniques. Outsmarting and out maneuvering the adversary is what sets you apart from the crowd. This completely hands-on exam offers a challenge like no other by simulating a complex network of a multinational organization in real time. This experience will test your perseverance and focus by forcing you to outdo yourself with each new challenge.

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. 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.

You will be presented with a complex network of a simulated multi-national organization with several militarized and Demilitarized zones, and will be asked to perform a near real-life black-box penetration testing. The LPT Master exam requires you to demonstrate mastery over advanced penetration testing techniques including exploit writing, LFI, RFI, proxy chaining, multi-layered pivoting.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply to sit for the LPT (Master) Exam, a candidate must have one of the following:

  • Hold an ECSA / ECSA (Practical) or LPT certification in good standing (Your USD 100 application fee willbe waived)
  • Have a minimum of 2 years working experience in pentesting (You will need to pay USD100 as a nonrefundableapplication fee)
  • Have any other approved industry certifications such as OSCP or GPEN cert (You will need to payUSD 100 as a non-refundable application fee)

Critical Testing Design Ingredients

Progressive assessment patterns

Studies prove that progressive assessment patterns produce higher reliable results as compared to traditional assessment patterns. The LPT (Master) certification exam is designed as real-world scenario in a progressive 3 level challenge that includes defensive and offensive challenges which you must defeat and overcome. This is not the typical FLAT network! As the candidate progresses through the levels, it challenges the candidates’ knowledge, skill and ability of compromising different systems while leveraging on advanced evasion techniques.

Time-bounded Gamified Design

The reality and essence of a real-time penetration testing experience is a blend of time and stress constraints. A number of psychology studies show that time bounded tests with a gamified design (vs an open-ended test without simulation) can bring about higher levels of influences on performance, resulting in invalid outcomes. The LPT (Master) challenges are designed to push candidates to perform under time pressure, requiring a demonstration of higher level of skill as candidates move through different difficult levels of the exam.

Deep-dive analytical approach

If you think you can “wing it”, think again. The LPT (Master) challenges are designed to test your skills on key aspects of penetration testing at various intervals, each in a different scenario. There is no way to memorize the answers or “wing it”. This process ensures that you have the required analytical eye to capture important data and use this to proceed towards the end goal of completing the task. With this, we will be able to certify your skills of being able to exploit vulnerabilities as a world-class penetration tester.

Virtual Lab Environment

EC-Council will provide the entire cyber-range through its cloud based cyber range, iLabs. The LPT (Master) labs are designed to give the user the ultimate hands-on experience. Each exercise category has its own Virtual Private Cloud that comes preconfigured with vulnerable websites, Victim Machines, and the environment is LOADED with tools. This also includes all the supporting tools required to explore and launch your attacks.

Remote Live Proctoring

EC-Council launches the world’s first remotely proctored, online penetration testing exam as a critical industry requirement to verify the identity of candidates while providing a controlled environment to protect the sanctity of such a high stake exams. This process ensures the credibility to the LPT (Master) credential by eliminating external influences that can affect exam results. While this exam does not limit the candidate to leverage their research skills and take advantage of documented resources available, the proctored exam maintains a close monitoring of the exam session to ensure complete compliance to examination requirements.

Report Writing

To successfully earn the LPT (Master) credential, candidates are expected to fully document their Penetration Test outcomes in a professional Penetration Test report. This is an important requirement as many Penetration Testers are unable to prepare professional reports to management or clients hence reducing drastically the value of the Penetration Test exercise, since the outcomes and proposed remediation are not properly documented and communicated. The report will be reviewed and scored by an assessment rubric built by subject matter experts in the Penetration Testing domain.

Training Methods

iLearn Self-Paced Online Security Training

iLearn is EC Council’s online, self-paced option which means that all of the same modules taught in the live course are recorded and presented in a streaming video format. A certification candidate can set their own learning pace by pausing the lectures and returning to their studies as their schedule permits!

This all-inclusive training program provides the benefits of classroom training at your own pace.

Base package includes:

  • Instructor-led, streaming video training modules – 1 year access
  • Official EC-Council e-courseware – 1 year access
  • iLabs, virtual lab platform – 6 months access
  • Certificate of Attendance

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Introducing the STORM!

Mobile Security Tool Kit

For the past several years we have offered our training on a mobile device so that you can take your training with you and eliminate the need to stream the videos. This device is the next generation mobile device. This is a fully loaded pen test tool kit comes equipped with a custom Linux Hacking OS and, wait for it… we can load your course (or 2) onto the device. In the sage words of Ray Bradbury, “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

Terms of Use

Getting Started

Terms of Use

Note: The STORM mobile security tool kit contains a full Kali Linux load including all of the associated security tools. These tools are very powerful and all proper precautions should be adhered to at all times.

Always remember that the difference between illegal and ethical hacking comes down to one word; permission. It is illegal to utilize these or any other pen testing tools on a network or website without permission.

As stated in the terms and conditions, EC-Council is not responsible for illegal use of these tools and you accept the full liability for its usage. The entire code of ethics can be found here.


  • 64 Bit – Quad Core Mobile System with Case
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 7 inch touch screen display
  • 64 GB MicroSD – Preloaded w/Custom Linux Hacking OS
  • 100Mb Ethernet port
  • 4 USB ports
  • 802.11n wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.1

  • Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
  • Camera interface (CSI)
  • Display interface (DSI)
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
  • Full HDMI
  • USB 2.0 A to B Micro Power Cable. [The Storm can be powered from a 5V micro-USB source, Power Supply not included with base package.]
  • Rollup water resistant keyboard
  • Field Case Organizer for all your gear