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Anatomy Of A Great Penetration Tester [Infographic]

Penetration testers are skilled professionals responsible for finding, exploiting & reporting vulnerabilities before malicious hackers do. It is without a doubt a security’s best practice —when done right.  Here’s what makes a great PenTester.

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There’s no doubt that penetration testing is a highly practical job. To become a professional pentester, you must not only have background knowledge of computer sciences, networking and programming, but also know the pentesting methodologies and, of course, how to actually perform tests on a various range of systems, applications, networks, WiFi, etc.

One important part of the penetration testing process is the reporting phase. A professional penetration tester knows how to redact thorough pentest reports in words that both technical teams and C-level execs can understand, as he will most definitely be judged on the quality of this report.

Learn the prerequisite skills you need to know and become proficient in today’s most common tools used during network and webapp penetration testing with the Penetration Testing Student training course.


Aspiring to become a Penetration Tester? You’re just in time for the launch of our new Penetration Testing Student training course version 4, PTSv4, on May 21. Save your seat to discover it in details and get amazing deals and prizes.


Want to try the current version of PTS? Our sister company and world-renowned online mag The Ethical Hacker Network is offering its new members a free PTSv3 training course in Barebone Edition. You’ll also receive a special discount to upgrade to the Full or Elite and unlock hours of virtual labs and exam vouchers to become certified eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT). Get your free course here.

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