GPEN is a certification that will be linked to Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, a course developed by Ed Skoudis of InGuardians.
Dark_Knight wrote:For the guys who say the GWAPT was harder than the GPEN, what is your background? Is it in development/programming or network admin stuff?
apollo wrote:Dark_Knight wrote:For the guys who say the GWAPT was harder than the GPEN, what is your background? Is it in development/programming or network admin stuff?
Both, I program in c/c++/php/perl/python/ruby/lua predominantly but am not a true developer. The reason the web stuff is harder course wise is that there is much more subtlety to what you are doing. Do you need a ' or a " when you are doing a specific injection. What happens when the script upper cases every command you type for command injection (unix doesn't like that much). Those sort of things you don't have to deal with as much in the network pen testing classes.
That said, I should say if you have no programming background at all, you may find 542 even more challenging. There are days in there to teach basic scripting, but you will be slower than your counterparts who have some very basic experience in programing/scripting. That said, you don't have to have programming knowledge to take the course, you will do ok without it, but you will have to work harder.
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