PTS - eLearnSecurity

Hello HTB.
I'm interested in taking Penetration Testing Student course from eLearnSecurity. Since my fundamentals are rather weak and I'm a beginner, I want to get a course. Heard that it's a budget option, but still opinions are rather positive. Is there anyone that got it and can tell a few words about it? Thank you.

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  • I haven't finished it yet (been working through other stuff at work) but so far I'd say it's a really solid intro cert. I've heard from others it's a good starter option before going OSCP, but I haven't tried OSCP (yet) so I can't verify that :P

    sp1icer

  • I wouldn't recommend taking PTS ,its quite basic about pthon and C and HTTP basic.if you want to go deeper web.I strongly recommend to take WPT.

    The best way to learn is by doing.If you go to work on your goals

  • edited August 14
    Was just reading reviews and looking at the different certs they offer and definitely thinking about signing up here soon.. probably eJPT. Reviews are mostly positive and prices are very fair
  • I wanna bump this to see if anyone here hold one of their certs and if it's been beneficial?
  • edited August 16

    I did the eCPPT that is the professional one, is very good, almost at the level of OSCP, I usually recommend ONLY two certs and always first eCPPT from elearnsecurity, is all practical and the test is practical 100%, but they still allow for help so there is a bit of hand taking, then the OSCP that is the same with out any kind of hand taking... those both are the BEST certs out there at this moment. everything else is theory/TEST Bullshit. so eCPPT then OSCP with tons and tons of ours of self work and competitive CTF's team vs team.

    Hack The Box

  • Awesome! Thanks for that information! From what I had read elsewhere it seemed like a good path to take, starting with elearnsecurity then was thinking about giving myself another year of experience before OSCP!
  • This article highlights the nine ‘major certs’ , though it's from 2017. Also interesting is the missing certs list like e.g. the CISM: https://www.concise-courses.com/security/certifications-list/
    How would you guys see the CEH in relation to the other ones mentioned in this article also considering the exam costs (CEH VUE Exam Voucher currently at $1,199.00)?

    hopihallido

  • I already took the CompTIA Security+ and it didn't helped my at all.
    There's only questions and no hands on. In theory, I'm not bad, but if it comes to real "pentesting" I'm lost due to missing experience. For CEH it's exactly the same. It's only 125 Questions in 4hours and you're done. No hands on at all. OK, there's now a new CEH (practical), maybe this is better. But from my point of view, it's more important to have hands on knowledge than theory.
    I really think about taking the eCPPT to get more hands on. Maybe this will help me as well here, because I'm stuck most of the time as you could see in my stats... :-(

    Fluxx79

  • Okay, thank you for all your responses. eCPPT is actually good cert and many specialist from LinkedIn got it (at least that's what I saw) and recommend it, but I'm asking if eJPT is worth a shot. Since I want to get into pentests, would it help me? I've got sysadmin background.
  • As I saw your post here, I was also checking out the eJPT and I think I'll take that one first and then go on to the eCPPT.
    I also got sysadmin background. Like this, I could fill the gaps.
    Have you seen, there's a discount until end of august for the eJPT.

    Fluxx79

  • I see that you need an invite to get some courses at eLearnSecurity. Feel free to invite me, as I would love to learn more :D

  • edited August 17

    @Fluxx79 said:
    As I saw your post here, I was also checking out the eJPT and I think I'll take that one first and then go on to the eCPPT.
    I also got sysadmin background. Like this, I could fill the gaps.
    Have you seen, there's a discount until end of august for the eJPT.

    Yeah, there's a discount for this course (a huge one) and this led me to take interest in it (Elite one for $400).

  • I have the course and it's really-really basic. If you are on HTB, you are probably too skilled for it. If you don't trust your skills yet, go for eCPPT, but if you know your way around HTB, go straight for OSCP.

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