Certifications For Penetration Testers

There is no master list of preferred certifications for pen testing. Although it’s popular within the IT industry, CEH is fairly loose. We recommend you ask colleagues about the pluses and minuses of accreditations like CPT/CEPT, GPEN and – especially – OSCP.

  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CPT: Certified Penetration Tester
  • CEPT: Certified Expert Penetration Tester
  • GPEN: GIAC Certified Penetration Tester
  • OSCP: Offensive Security Certified Professional
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • GCIH: GIAC Certified Incident Handler
  • GCFE: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner
  • GCFA: GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
  • CCFE: Certified Computer Forensics Examiner
  • CREA: Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst