The CSX Penetration Testing Overview Certificate Exam assesses candidates understanding of network reconnaissance, footprinting, vulnerability scanning, and system exploitation. The two-hour exam is a real-time, hands-on exam which challenges students to demonstrate their skill set in a live environment.
This two-hour exam contains no multiple-choice questions or simulations and intentionally restricts access to the internet. Where applicable, man pages and help files are available.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit Count: 4 (2 CPEs per examination hour) when a passing score is achieved.
Candidates must complete tasks of varying duration with minimal instruction while navigating between multiple virtual machines and are expected to demonstrate an ability to:
Students must be comfortable leveraging Linux terminal tools and interfaces.
Students wishing to gain training for the exam may find it here.