Licensed Penetration Tester

Licensed Penetration Tester

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing is a process of exploiting known vulnerabilities in a network. Most if not all government agencies around the globe test their network perimeter defense mechanisms continuously to ensure safe cyber boundaries. Cyber attacks did exist a decade ago but they did not create financial mayhem or threatened a nation’s economy to the level in which it is being seen today. Today, as organizations are increasingly becoming networked, information is being exchanged electronically at the speed of thought. Routine tasks rely on computing power for accessing, providing, and storing information. Today an organization’s lackadaisical information security posture may have a negative effect on its profitability or even it’s existence.

The Cyber attack menace has cost billions of dollars to establishments around the globe. Information Security training was seldom seen as the main agenda in boardroom meetings or at a budget proposal stage in organizations. Organizations across the globe have started investing heavily in IT Security Training to ensure that the network security loopholes are fixed and risks of cyber attacks are mitigated.

LPT, the next certification step after CEH and ECSA

EC-Council’s Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) is a natural evolution and extended value addition to its series of security related professional certifications. The LPT standardizes the knowledge base for penetration testing professionals by incorporating best practices followed by experienced experts in the field.

The objective of the LPT is to ensure that each professional licensed by EC-Council follows a strict code of ethics, is exposed to the best practices in the domain of penetration testing and aware of all the compliance requirements required by the industry.

The objective of Certified Security Analyst “pen testing” certification is to add value to experienced Information Security professionals

Unlike a normal security certification, the LPT is a program which trains security professionals to analyze the security posture of a network exhaustively and recommend corrective measures authoritatively. For many years EC-Council has been certifying IT Security Professionals around the globe to ensure these professionals are proficient in network security defense mechanisms. EC-Council’s license vouches for their professionalism and expertise thereby making these professionals more sought after by organizations and consulting firms globally.

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Steps to Become an EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) via self-study mode:

(Please note that processing time will take between 2-4 weeks after you have submitted ALL required documents)

Certification Fees

The LPT certification kit is available for USD999 at our online store at For subsequent renewals, you will need to pay USD250 per annum. You can pay via our Orders Page at

Exam Information

  • To attempt the LPTv8 exam, one must possess an ECSA credential in good standing (any version of ECSA).
  • The LPT v8 Exam Kit costs USD999 and the Kit consists of:
    • Additional Reading Resources (Presentations, Templates, and Sample Reports)
    • Exam Voucher (Access Pass to iLabs for 5 days)
    • LPT License Fees for a year (upon passing the exam)
  • The exam duration is 30 days from the date the iLabs is activated and candidate is to submit the Exam Report within the exam period. Submission of Exam Report post the exam period would deem instant failure of passing the exam.
  • The cost to reattempt the exam is USD500.
  • Extension for access to iLabs will be USD250 per 5 days extension. This does not affect the exam period.

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Clause: Age Requirements and Policies Concerning Minors

The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.

Disclaimer: EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council. EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.