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 trained in just 5 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass GPEN first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. 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 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 get award-winning training. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 67,286 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests 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, exams and incidental costs). 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 +44 207 907 1120.

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 and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, 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 +44 207 907 1120 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 67,286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.67% 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)

"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 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)

"Food and rooms were very good and provided everything we needed. The instructor and staff gave us everything we needed to get the best learning possible!"
Harry Sturgeon, Lloyds Banking Group. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (31/5/2018 to 1/6/2018)

"I gained more knowledge and improved my technical skills!"
Maria Vig, Engie. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Good class - the instructor was great and I feel I have learned a lot from the way he taught."
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"A highly enjoyable and thorough course, taught in a manner that made the subject both interesting and understandable."
A.C.. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"Really enjoyed the course and content from the instructor. Lots of little extras, which will help in the real world. Thanks!"
Edward Williams, Lucid Partnership. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (1/6/2018 to 3/6/2018)

"An intense week but completely worth it. You will never be as prepared for an exam after sitting through this week. Highly recommended and the Firebrand staff are amazing as always."
Kyle Williams, Win Technologies. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)

"Brilliant tutor. Well laid out course. Good facilities"
Mark Sawyer, SLAUGHTER AND MAY 02. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)

"Although the days were long, I found that the training was very useful and I learned a lot. Overall a great experience and couldn't fault my experience here!"
Regan Walsh , GB Railfreight. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/5/2018 to 26/5/2018)

"Great facilities, knowledgeable trainers and good value for money."
Mike Phillips, VISA. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018)

"A good course, delivered well. The learning is relevant to my current skill set & provided further knowledge to assist in my employment. The facilities were good and the food provided at a high standard. Thank you."
, Fujitsu Defence and Security. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018)

"Although the days were long, the instructor was very helpful, engaging and encouraged the class to take regular breaks. The workload is spread out very evenly throughout the day, ensuring you are absorbing all of the knowledge. "
Ben Moat, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation Software Tester Certification (2 days) (21/5/2018 to 22/5/2018)

"Ask for 007! If you know.. you know - Hes a fantastic trainer, thank you so much!"
Reece Isles. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"My personal experience at Firebrand has been good as I have learnt a lot about server, networking and security. "
K.H., VolkerWessels UK LTD. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"I had an enjoyable time considering the amount of content that was required to be learnt. Personally i found it frustrating that measure-up had not been updated to correspond with the exam, this was not the instructor's fault -he's a good trainer. "
Laurence chalk. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"My experience has been good, lot of learning and intense sessions to get you to know the fundamentals. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"I think Firebrand goes the extra mile when providing students with learning exercises and the overall experience was a very pleasant and I would recommend it to my friends. "
N.F.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (14/5/2018 to 19/5/2018)

"Firebrand have helped me to achieve various certifications throughout my time as an apprentice."
Naeem Dawood, Corporate Risk Associates. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Great facilities and thoughtful staff. "
Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

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Tim Greaves, ICAEW. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"As a complete novice to this area , the training as comprehensive and the instructor made it easy to understand. "
Clare Anderson, Trust in Learning (Academies). - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"The instructor, facilities and materials were excellent. "
Anonymous - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Excellent location and facilities, the instructor's teaching was very engaging even though the class included both inexperienced and experienced developers. Despite coming in with experience I feel I am leaving with more; I will look forward to my next course here at Firebrand."
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"The course was really informative and has given me a lot of insight for me to go back and continue on doing independent work myself."
Jamil Stewart, ISAAC Intelligence. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Great experience and learned quite a bit. What I did already know was also reinforced."
Reuben Phillips , Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Training - intense but we had a knowledgeable trainer and a lot of time for questions if required Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day Staff - all staff are very helpful and on hand for any concerns/queries. Instructor - excellent and although the course was accelerated, he applied knowledge well and had a lot of time for candidates whether groups or face to face. "
Dod Frieslick, Firebrand Training. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"I feel that although the learning was quick paced, there was sufficient time and materials or extra online resources given to self study in areas of knowledge that I needed more development in."
Venessa Cox, Firebrand. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."
Mark Stevens, JEM Solutions IT Ltd.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (8/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Firebrands accelerated learning courses are great. They are intense and very thorough - but for a lot of people that's exactly what you need, in order to minimize the time away from work/family and cover all the content required as fast as possible. I highly recommend pre-reading & revising the syllabus before attending if you intend to sit the exam. Staff are friendly & the centre is lovely to stay at, would recommend 100%"
Ben Griffiths, Jolly IT Solutions. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (9/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

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