Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)

Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)

Stone River eLearning
Updated Dec 30, 2019

Course Description

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE) is a vendor-neutral certification offered by Mile2 for aspiring penetration testing engineers who are looking to enhance their hands-on experience regarding the penetration testing methodologies used by the industry professionals. The course also covers the five key elements of penetration testing, namely; information gathering, scanning, enumeration, exploitation and reporting. These five key elements form a basis of discovering the vulnerabilities in a given system.

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE) course enhances the business skills needed to identify protection opportunities, justify testing activities and optimize security controls to reduce risk associated with working with the internet. The course utilizes the latest tools, such as Saint, Metasploit through Kali Linux and Microsoft PowerShell.

Exam Information

The Certified Penetration Testing Engineer exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2 account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from Mile2.

Target Audience

  • Penetration testing engineers
  • Ethical hackers
  • Network auditors
  • Cloud security professionals
  • Vulnerability assessors
  • IT & IT security managers


The candidates opting for this course are required to have a minimum of one year of professional experience with sound knowledge of networking, operating systems including Windows and Linux and the an understanding of the network security protocols.