GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) - Only 5 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your GPEN course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You’ll be trained in just 5 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass GPEN first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll get award-winning training. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 62,377 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 62,377 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.43% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Our Trainer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very good at explaining things. Facilities and accommodation very good. No complaints especially as I passed."
D.H, Northumbrian Water Ltd. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"The real world experience from the instructor proves invaluable - a lot to learn not just about passing the exam"
Nicolas Goupil. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"This was my first experience with Firebrand and it went really well. The course was really intense and we were going through a lot. One thing, I would like to mention is that you should have a good and solid knowledge prior to taking this course, purely due to volume of material you have to go through. Facilities and Environment was really good. You have all the tools that you need to make it a successful training. Instructor was really knowledgeable and had lots of hands on experience. Definitely recommend to anyone."
D.I.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Firebrand Training is the best training centre ever! I have experienced extended help from my instructor when I decided not to sit for my exam due to a health problem, and was able to encourage me on when I should sit and pass my exam. Firebrand can help you to find the hiding talent you have."
Zaituni Mmari, eProcess international S.A (ECOBANK GROUP). - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Excellent facility, instruction and accommodation. Felt well prepared for the exam although it is important to remember to attend to the pre-requisites before arriving. Thanks for an immersive and successful week."
T.R., E.ON UK. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7/9/2015 to 11/9/2015)

"Great training facility and as long as you're willing to put the work in, you will get value from any Firebrand course."
P.A, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26/1/2015 to 30/1/2015)

"Excellent facilities and course diversity. Instructor was again excellent and the boot camp style of learning beneficial to my learning style."
E.B, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26/1/2015 to 30/1/2015)

"Good knowledge and experience on Cyber Security for ICS."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Firebrand provided a first class course and testing centre and makes getting the certification very simple. Having both training and exam in a single centre was very helpful."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Perfect!"
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Great course with big knowledge in a team of different experiences."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21/11/2016 to 25/11/2016)

"Firebrand has helped me further develop my knowledge and have shown me how deep the world of IT can really get. I feel that even if I didn't take everything in, I am definitely leaving with greater knowledge. Firebrand were serious when they said "accelerated learning" be prepared to take in a whole heap of information."
Sam Carter, Cogeco Peer 1. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 12/2/2017)

"Completed ICND1 with Firebrand. Liked it so much that I came back for ICND2. Experience was the same for ICND2, fantastic and unmatched by any other training provider. Lecturer gives you all the support, knowledge and time necessary to get you to pass the exam, providing you give the same effort and dedication. Will defiantly be coming back to Firebrand for future courses and certifications. "
J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)

"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down. My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)

"Good facilities and learning environment, gives you everything you need to move your qualification forward!"
Chris Bloy, Acentic. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (6 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)

"My experience at Firebrand was amazing. The instructors level of knowledge was beyond my expectations and the facilities were excellent"
John Cutt. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)

"A great learning experience, great tutor and has given me confidence in my ability. Highly recommend!"
Ben Hunter, NHS CPFT. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 9/2/2017)

"Firebrand has allowed me to develop my core IT skills. From this I have gained more confidence in being able to tackle particular areas within IT and know which methods to put in place when troubleshooting an issue. "
A.B, Reliance Acsn. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 9/2/2017)

"The training I received at whilst training with Firebrand was excellent. 11 Days on the course was hard work and demanded a lot of will power. I put in the time and effort and it paid off for me. Thank you to all involved. See you next time."
M.C. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (11 days) (29/1/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (3 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"Ive trained at Firebrand before and every time is just as good as the last. The team are very professional and the tutors I have had are super experienced and full of knowledge. I would highly recommend Firebrand courses over months and months of home studying any time!!"
Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (3 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"I found the courses, trainers and accommodation very good. I learnt a lot and felt very comfortable. I think accelerated learning is a good way to learn and firebrand delivers this very well."
Joanne Nash, Fujitsu Services. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 (11 days) (29/1/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"Intense course, well taught and explained to a wide spectrum of students in terms of experience and background knowledge."
Sam Clamp, Countrywide. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (6/2/2017 to 7/2/2017)

"Good facilities and accommodation. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent trainer who was fully in command of his material."
Nigel Pindar, Pinnacle Consulting (EA) Ltd. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9.1 Certification - Level 1 & 2 (3 days) (1/2/2017 to 3/2/2017)

"It was intense but provides the focus necessary to achieve so much in such a short time. The environment prevents distraction, the course material was detailed and the instructor very knowledgeable and helpful."
Tunde Tayo. - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Cloud (7 days) (2/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)

"My experience has been great, thoroughly enjoyed my training and the people. Trainer was first class! Very interactive, learnt a great deal and it can go into practice. It will make me better at my job and has made me a lot more confident in my work."
Timothy Farmer, Utilita Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (30/1/2017 to 4/2/2017)

"Intensive but complete training. You can tell the instructor is a leader in their field. "
B.H, Natures Way Foods Ltd. - Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development - Advanced (4 days) (23/1/2017 to 26/1/2017)

"One of the most intensive courses I have been on and it has been very positive and definitely worthwhile. Fantastic learning facility with awesome staff always willing to help. Nothing is too much! From knowing very little to feeling confident in such a technical environment has added more value than just passing an exam. I would recommend to anyone, just be willing to put as much effort in as Firebrand do and offer."
Phillip Richardson, Severn Trent PLC. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (16/1/2017 to 22/1/2017)

"Quality, concise training and very personable trainer which creates a great accelerated learning environment."
Thomas McDonnell. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (13/1/2017 to 15/1/2017)

"Second time here at firebrand, and was just as good as the last, competent, friendly training, got through a huge amount of information in short order."
James Gill, Amicus Trust Ltd.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (13/1/2017 to 15/1/2017)

"You learn an insane amount of knowledge in such little time and its great. Resources for the courses are very helpful and there is always someone to help if something is very confusing. "
O.K, Circuit Computers. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (9/1/2017 to 15/1/2017)

"I genuinely think that the instructors leading the courses at Firebrand are some of the best in the world. Its amazing how much information they manage to condense down to only a few days as well as delivering it in a way that allows you to fully absorb everything."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (6 days) (9/1/2017 to 14/1/2017)

"Fast paced course with excellent material. Facilities conducive to learning experience. Highly recommended."
S.S, Sogeti Suiss. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/1/2017 to 13/1/2017)

"Enjoyed my time at Firebrand, I have learnt so much in such a short space of time. Course content was good and well delivered. Thank you"
John Hudson. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (9/1/2017 to 15/1/2017)

"Iso training has been interesting and given me new insight. The intense learning experience is truly amazing and gives value for money. "
Diana Hierbæk, Region Hovedstaden. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (4/1/2017 to 6/1/2017)

"Well delivered, engaging training sessions. Easy location to get to. "
Michael Oshodi, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (18/12/2016 to 23/12/2016)

"Tutor was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, hotel rooms and food were lovely. "
Kieron Larcombe, North Norfolk District Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/12/2016 to 20/12/2016)

"Incredible value for money - so much valuable knowledge in such a short time."
Marian Lacko, CloudSense. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9.1 Certification - Level 1 & 2 (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Innovative and eye-opening experience. Amazing teaching schedule and top covering"
Ross Hibbert-Storm. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (19/12/2016 to 20/12/2016)

"The Firebrand Training course provides an intense and focused leaning opportunity to fully grasp the necessary understanding, skills and awareness to meet your learning objectives and exam requirements."
C.W. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Firebrand provided a great experience for achieving certification which is necessary to achieve my work and stay updated with industry qualification standards and requirements."
Kwesi Jhannon Fanus, Xrosp Technologies Ltd. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Time is Money, this course is ideal for gaining the required certifications. Intensive but very educational."
Paul Hiles, EDM Consultants (EMEA) Ltd. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Great tuition from a well versed trainer. Would recommend to anyone looking to get certified "
Daniel Singer, Vantage Referral Management. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"It's always great, as usual. Been here 5 times and the instructors here are lovely. They're very helpful and are there if you need them. A lot to learn and take away at the end"
M.A.S. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"My experience with firebrand has been very good. I have learned a lot regarding the course in such a short amount of time thanks to accelerated learning provided and the skill of the instructors."
C.G. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/12/2016 to 20/12/2016)

"If you want to learn a lot of useful job-related information this course provides it. But be aware you need to be able to work long days and dedicate time to each part of the course."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server (9 days) (5/12/2016 to 13/12/2016)

"Like a well oiled machine, the guys at Firebrand are organised down to the last button click on your exam. The instructor was relentlessly enthusiastic, helpful, patient and above all, knowledgeable. I don't remember the last time I found learning to be that fun or rewarding. "
Ben Styling, Citrix. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (12/12/2016 to 14/12/2016)

"There are many learning routes available these days but the completely immersive training experience provided by Firebrand, the accommodation, meals and quality instruction lead to a quality and effective learning environment culminating in a certification event. Id recommend Firebrand training to anyone who is serious about improving and developing within their profession."
Anonymous - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (16/12/2016 to 18/12/2016)

"Classroom training is unbeatable for getting a stream of live feedback from students and instructors. If you want to learn something to certification exam level and get insights as to how it could be applied in your area of expertise, then live training is the way to go."
Samuel Waymouth, Contractor (KPMG). - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (16/12/2016 to 18/12/2016)

"Loved it."
C.O, Utilita. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (16/12/2016 to 18/12/2016)

On this accelerated Firebrand course, you'll learn how to assess target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities and sit the exam to get GIAC GPEN certified in just five days. New threats arise daily – with the GPEN course you’ll learn to defend your business by developing the skills to locate and mitigate IT security vulnerabilities, before they can be exploited.

Attack is the best form of defence - with GPEN you'll learn how to protect your business and achieve one of the most recognised penetration testing certifications in just five days. You’ll study penetration testing methodologies, legal issues and how to correctly conduct a real penetration test.

Hack your own organisation with GPEN

As well as studying the best practice techniques specific to penetration testing, you’ll also learn:

  • How to perform password attacks
  • Limitations and benefits of command shell access
  • Exploitation fundamentals
  • Web application probing and attacks
  • Target & vulnerability scanning

This Firebrand course prepares you for the GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) exam.

This course provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Advanced Password Attacks

Use additional methods to attack password hashes and authenticate.

Attacking Password Hashes

Obtain and attack password hashes and other password representations.

Command Shell vs. Terminal Access

Learn the benefits, limitations, and distinguishing characteristics of command shell and terminal access.

Enumerating Users

Enumerate users through different methods.

Exploitation Fundamentals

Demonstrate the fundamental concepts associated with the exploitation phase of a pentest.

General Web Application Probing

Use tools and proxies to understand and exploit web application weaknesses.

Initial Target Scanning

Conduct port, operating system and service version scans and analyse the results.

Metasploit

Use and configure the Metasploit Framework at an intermediate level.

Moving Files with Exploits

Use exploits to move files between remote systems.

Password Attacks

Understand types of password attacks, formats, defenses, and the circumstances under which to use each password attack variation. You will be able to conduct password guessing attacks.

Pen-testing Foundations

Demonstrate the fundamental concepts associated with pen-testing.

Pen-testing Process

Utilise a process-oriented approach to pentesting and reporting.

Pen-Testing via the Command Line

Use advanced Windows command line skills during a pen test.

Reconnaissance

Understand the fundamental concepts of reconnaissance and will understand how to obtain basic, high level information about the target organisation and network, often considered information leakage, including but not limited to technical and non technical public contacts, IP address ranges, document formats, and supported systems.

Scanning for Targets

Use the appropriate technique to scan a network for potential targets.

Vulnerability Scanning

Conduct vulnerability scans and analyse the results.

Web Application Attacks

Utilise common web application attacks.

Wireless Crypto and Client Attacks

Utilise wireless cryptographic and client attacks including but not limited to hijacking and key attacks.

Wireless Fundamentals

Understand the fundamental concepts associated with wireless networks.

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This course will prepare you for the following exam. The exam fee is not included in the course price. If you wish to take the exam, we’ll provide instructions on how to register with GIAC.

  • GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • 115 questions
    • 3 hour time limit
    • 74% minimum passing score

You will be required to renew your GPEN certification every four years through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE) credits.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand courseware

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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In order to be successful on this course, it is recommended you have:

  • basic computer networking and security principles
  • previous experience in setting up virtual machines
  • A basic understanding of Python and Powershell
  • basic Linux knowledge including:
    • directory transversal
    • file manipulation using utilities
    • how to find details of processes
    • how to find and change network settings
  • basic SQL knowledge
  • a working knowledge of how to set up and run Wireshark on a network

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888