ISSAF Penetration Testing Qualified (I-PTQ)

This certification focuses on penetration testing of networks and technical assessment of the security architecture of an organization’s security process. This certification tests the ability of the candidate to apply ISSAF methodologies in carrying out penetration testing and in assessing and certifying security architecture in organizations. While the focus will be on assessment and certification of the security architecture in place, candidates will be expected to demonstrate good understanding of the penetration testing process itself as discussed in the sections on technical assessment in the ISSAF document. While a year of experience in penetration testing would be beneficial while taking the examination, it is not a pre-requisite. Candidates can attain this credential by passing a two-hour examination containing 150 MCQs and attaining 70% grade.
Those who want to be certified to teach this course at ATPs and at OISSG organized certification workshop events must pass this examination with 85% grade.