GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) - Only 5 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your GPEN course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be GPEN certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be GPEN trained in record time
  2. Our GPEN course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass GPEN first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your GPEN course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more GPEN. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn GPEN faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying GPEN with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68.075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study GPEN courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

On this accelerated Firebrand course, you'll learn how to assess target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities and sit the exam to get GIAC GPEN certified in just five days. New threats arise daily – with the GPEN course you’ll learn to defend your business by developing the skills to locate and mitigate IT security vulnerabilities, before they can be exploited.

Attack is the best form of defence - with GPEN you'll learn how to protect your business and achieve one of the most recognised penetration testing certifications in just five days. You’ll study penetration testing methodologies, legal issues and how to correctly conduct a real penetration test.

Hack your own organisation with GPEN

As well as studying the best practice techniques specific to penetration testing, you’ll also learn:

  • How to perform password attacks
  • Limitations and benefits of command shell access
  • Exploitation fundamentals
  • Web application probing and attacks
  • Target & vulnerability scanning

This Firebrand course prepares you for the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) exam.

This course provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Advanced Password Attacks

Use additional methods to attack password hashes and authenticate.

Attacking Password Hashes

Obtain and attack password hashes and other password representations.

Command Shell vs. Terminal Access

Learn the benefits, limitations, and distinguishing characteristics of command shell and terminal access.

Enumerating Users

Enumerate users through different methods.

Exploitation Fundamentals

Demonstrate the fundamental concepts associated with the exploitation phase of a pentest.

General Web Application Probing

Use tools and proxies to understand and exploit web application weaknesses.

Initial Target Scanning

Conduct port, operating system and service version scans and analyse the results.

Metasploit

Use and configure the Metasploit Framework at an intermediate level.

Moving Files with Exploits

Use exploits to move files between remote systems.

Password Attacks

Understand types of password attacks, formats, defenses, and the circumstances under which to use each password attack variation. You will be able to conduct password guessing attacks.

Pen-testing Foundations

Demonstrate the fundamental concepts associated with pen-testing.

Pen-testing Process

Utilise a process-oriented approach to pentesting and reporting.

Pen-Testing via the Command Line

Use advanced Windows command line skills during a pen test.

Reconnaissance

Understand the fundamental concepts of reconnaissance and will understand how to obtain basic, high level information about the target organisation and network, often considered information leakage, including but not limited to technical and non technical public contacts, IP address ranges, document formats, and supported systems.

Scanning for Targets

Use the appropriate technique to scan a network for potential targets.

Vulnerability Scanning

Conduct vulnerability scans and analyse the results.

Web Application Attacks

Utilise common web application attacks.

Wireless Crypto and Client Attacks

Utilise wireless cryptographic and client attacks including but not limited to hijacking and key attacks.

Wireless Fundamentals

Understand the fundamental concepts associated with wireless networks.

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This course will prepare you for the following exam. The exam fee is not included in the course price. If you wish to take the exam, we’ll provide instructions on how to register with GIAC.

  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • 115 questions
    • 3 hour time limit
    • 74% minimum passing score

You will be required to renew your GPEN certification every four years through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE) credits.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand courseware

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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In order to be successful on this course, it is recommended you have:

  • basic computer networking and security principles
  • previous experience in setting up virtual machines
  • A basic understanding of Python and Powershell
  • basic Linux knowledge including:
    • directory transversal
    • file manipulation using utilities
    • how to find details of processes
    • how to find and change network settings
  • basic SQL knowledge
  • a working knowledge of how to set up and run Wireshark on a network

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68.075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.73% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Fantastic course, presentation and delivery and great use of real life examples to help the learning process. Thank you!"
Cy Glaister, Self. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Enjoyed the course very much, the trainers experience was wide ranging and comprehensive and was tapping into his knowledge and experience throughput the course, with some terrific examples of cyber security breaches and the damage it can cause."
A.P.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"The instructor's teaching techniques, real world examples and ability to share information were invaluable."
D.S.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"The centre is very well equipped, with many courses going on at the same time but all independent. The shared meal-times and general communal facilities at Wyboston are great. The lecturer was well prepared, the course was well structured and the materials were good in support of the learning objectives."
Dave Pearson. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (30/10/2017 to 3/11/2017)

"Course was interactive, and beneficial with extensive content. Food was plentiful, good facilities with friendly staff."
Roman Hill, Fiserv . - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4/9/2017 to 8/9/2017)

"Very impressed with the details of the course and thanks to the instructor for assisting us and guiding us through the course. "
Anjay Mandalia, WOODGROUP . - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4/9/2017 to 8/9/2017)

"A very informative and enjoyable experience."
I.M.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4/9/2017 to 8/9/2017)

"5 Day GICSP is lead by an absolutely brilliant instructor. His wealth of knowledge is evident and his passion for the subject unmatched. He brought to life the training with real world scenarios and practical tips. I would strongly recommend this to any practitioner/aspiring professional within the ICS space."
L.S.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4/9/2017 to 8/9/2017)

"Great teaching from skilled and experienced instructors."
Thomas Tronier-Rasmussen, DONG Energy Denmark. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/3/2017 to 17/3/2017)

"Our instructor for GICSP was very knowledgeable and very experienced, and this experience added a lot of value to the training that we received at Wyboston Lakes. The venue itself is also very good and lends itself well to intensive training courses. By the end of the week, we had developed camaraderie among the class, and a high degree of confidence that we will be able to pass our certification exams in the near future."
Robert Barnes. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/3/2017 to 17/3/2017)

"Good knowledge and experience on Cyber Security for ICS."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Firebrand provided a first class course and testing centre and makes getting the certification very simple. Having both training and exam in a single centre was very helpful."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Perfect!"
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Great course with big knowledge in a team of different experiences."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Our Trainer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very good at explaining things. Facilities and accommodation very good. No complaints especially as I passed."
D.H, Northumbrian Water Ltd. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"The real world experience from the instructor proves invaluable - a lot to learn not just about passing the exam"
Nicolas Goupil. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"This was my first experience with Firebrand and it went really well. The course was really intense and we were going through a lot. One thing, I would like to mention is that you should have a good and solid knowledge prior to taking this course, purely due to volume of material you have to go through. Facilities and Environment was really good. You have all the tools that you need to make it a successful training. Instructor was really knowledgeable and had lots of hands on experience. Definitely recommend to anyone."
D.I.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Firebrand Training is the best training centre ever! I have experienced extended help from my instructor when I decided not to sit for my exam due to a health problem, and was able to encourage me on when I should sit and pass my exam. Firebrand can help you to find the hiding talent you have."
Zaituni Mmari, eProcess international S.A (ECOBANK GROUP). - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Excellent facility, instruction and accommodation. Felt well prepared for the exam although it is important to remember to attend to the pre-requisites before arriving. Thanks for an immersive and successful week."
T.R., E.ON UK. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Great training facility and as long as you're willing to put the work in, you will get value from any Firebrand course."
P.A, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26/1/2015 to 30/1/2015)

"Excellent facilities and course diversity. Instructor was again excellent and the boot camp style of learning beneficial to my learning style."
E.B, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26/1/2015 to 30/1/2015)

"Good training. I have learned very much in a short time."
Frank Lute. - ISO 27001 Lead Implementer (3 days) (19/11/2018 to 21/11/2018)

"Great organisation and amazing trainer. I enjoyed it very much!"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The trainer is a great instructor"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Good training experience in the Netherlands."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNA Cloud (6 days) (28/10/2018 to 2/11/2018)

"Great training experience, good facilities. The instructor quite experienced with useful practical knowledge and provided good guidance. I will recommend the firebrand boot-camp."
Adey Awotedu, Mr. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)

"The training fitted to my expectations and exceeded in some aspects as well."
Anonymous. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)

"The courses are very intense, literally a boot camp!! The best part is the experience of the Instructors who offer a blend of field experience and theory in the teaching. It makes a difference to understand the concepts! "
L.J, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)

"This is a very well organised training, but prepare yourself, this is an intensif course from which youll get so much !!"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® Certification (5 days) (18/6/2018 to 22/6/2018)

"Thanks for this intensive and quite productive training session !"
Alain Dedeurwaerder. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (22/5/2018 to 24/5/2018)

"Great Training Provider, very professional and highly skilled trainer. Effective and efficient approach, with added value. Thank you for this awesome experience."
Y.J.V., NATO. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Very pleased with the experience, will certainly do it again and recommend it! "
R.T.. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/5/2018 to 16/5/2018)

"Exactly what I was hoping for: a complete overview into green belt/ lean six sigma with tools & methodologies. Intense but rewarding. Very knowledgeable instructor, who brought in many examples from real life- just excellent!"
Matteo de Padova, Johnson & Johnson. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (7/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"In short it was a very pleasant stay at the hotel, and the instructor was great."
Anonymous - EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI v9) (5 days) (16/4/2018 to 20/4/2018)

"The knowledge and professionalism of the instructor, supporting and replaying all our question is really amazing. The Ruwenberg hotel is really nice and the service on the hotel fantastic. Overall, I've had a fantastic experience."
David Alonso. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)

"Good environment for a training, professional people."
Anonymous - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)

"First time in Benelux and have been impressed by the facilities, supportive and friendly staff of both the hotel and Firebrand. A lot of material to cover however, the instructor equips you with experience and knowledge to build upon. "
Jeremy Green, Firebrand Training. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)

"I am very happy with the DMAIC approach we have learned in the Green Belt Training. It is going to help me to improve the processes in my company and also to solve complex problems in my personal life. "
J.C.. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"I would strongly recommend this training as a must have for all quality staff."
Ben Farhangui, Worldline. - Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt (10 days) (5/3/2018 to 14/3/2018)

"Firebrand promises and delivers highly trained instructors, modern teaching methods and a good infrastructure. It is a great opportunity for anyone who cares about having a qualitative training process. "
F.B., Sonoma Internet Gmbh. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Firebrand is a professional training provider which provides training courses by fields experts in awesome and distraction less locations."
Yahya Alazri. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/1/2018 to 2/2/2018)

"It is a very hard training and I don't think it's suitable for complete beginners in networking. Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
Christian Dietrich. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/12/2017 to 10/12/2017)

"Great overall experience, very experienced instructor with an amazing ability to explain. Highly recommended. "
Milan Seman. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)

"Doing the Black Belt training with Firebrand was very good. Organisation and time for the training were well elaborated. Instructor was excellent! "
Barbara Hedler. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (9/12/2017 to 13/12/2017)

"The training was very useful and will help me in my day to day job of application of tools and training delivery. Thanks to the trainer for being such a vast resource of knowledge and for making that available!"
T.R. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)

"I attended the CEH course at De Ruwenberg Hotel. Since it was the first time I attended a course in order to be certified in something related to my professional field, I did not know what to expect. Luckily for me, I didn't turn out to be a twelve-hours-a-day boring and endless course. Thanks to the instructor, the lessons went smoothly and were very entertaining, but without forgetting the main purpose of the course: pass the exam! For this, he proved that he knew what he was talking about, focusing on what was important and always providing practical situations. De Ruwenberg is the perfect hotel to organize these kind of events. Kind staff, quality facilities and surrounded by nature. Firebrand has its own house at the hotel, also with quality facilities, computer rooms with all the software that you might need already installed, snacks and beberages so that you dont have to worry about anything, just learn! In the end I passed the exam and I can say I am CEH certified ! Thank you Firebrand ! "
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)

"16 hours a day of packed and intense learning but still a big smile at the end and still asking for more."
Stephane Giuliani, Amadeus Data Processin. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)

"It was a very intensive and helpful training. I learned a lot of helpful tools. My objective was to better understand my customers. I reached my objective. "
Nora Bernhardt, Freelance Communication trainer. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (28/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)

"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)

"The 5 days MSP training with the foundation, practitioner and advanced practitioner examinations is a demanding but great learning experience. The Firebrand trainer knows to keep a perfect balance between the theory, real life examples and experiences as well as preparation tips for the certification exams, which ensures a high certification rate (and thus a great return on the investment)"
G.H. . - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)

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