Here are a few certs that I can find with their respective training institutions. They all look sexy and self proclaimed as being the best cert.
CPTC - Certified Penetration Testing Consultant 25421
CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer 34894
CSTA - Certified Security Testing Associate 3614
GPEN - GIAC Certified Penetration Tester 33170
OSCP - Offensive Security Certified Professional 36097
CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker 90494
ECSA - EC-Council Certified Security Analyst 29890
CEPT - Certified Expert Penetration Tester 26267
However, the question I have been wrestling with is which one of these ethical hacking or pentesting certifications and trainings truly and genuinely offer the best material in the world? Categorizing them in the best being 1, how would you rank them in term of quality, depth, practicality and maturity?
I have only taken SANS training but have read a lot about the other ones' testimonies, reviews and talk to a few friends who have taken for example OSCP and CEH.
Could any one of you guys attempt to answer this question if you have taken a few of these courses and certs. Please provide some comparisons if you wish on tools covered, instructors' experience, labs setup and etc.
I am excited to hear from you and would like to thank you in advanced.