CSX Penetration Testing Overview Certificate Exam

Prove you can conduct a penetration test.

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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.

Objectives:

Candidates must complete tasks of varying duration with minimal instruction while navigating between multiple virtual machines and are expected to demonstrate an ability to:

  • Perform system and network information gathering techniques
  • Identify and map networks of interest
  • Conduct Network Discovery and foot-printing techniques
  • Identify and enumerate TCP/IP services
  • Identify and exploit network vulnerabilities
  • Analyze network security areas
  • Understand and leverage firewall technologies
  • Assess wireless security

Students must be comfortable leveraging Linux terminal tools and interfaces.

Students wishing to gain training for the exam may find it here.