I am a an security professional in the financial institution space and am interested in the CPTS. In my work I am involved in risk assessments and also alot of penetration testing including web app vulnerability scanning. I looking to take the course by Mile2 to get more structured exposer to alot of the tools especially the main ones like NMAP,Nesses, password crackers etc. . I have heard some differnt things such as the CPTS focus a lot on the manual exploit techniques such as creating your own scripts inPERL or soemthing like that. In my position most of our projects don't allow a ton of time to work on these more time consuming manual procedures and we have to rely mostly on scanning tools and analysis the output. Does the CPTS fit this type of purpose well? Does the course even go into analysis of the otput at all? Or is it primarily jsut show you how to install ,configure and run multiple tools?
I have also looked at the SANS GIAC couses like the Certified networkand system auditor course or the GCIH. GCIH has alot of info but I haven't heard too much on the GSNA.