Recently I have passed the eJPT exam from eLearnSecurity and a lot of my LinkedIn Connections have asked me about the exam experience and how to Prepare for it, in this blog I will talk about my experience with the exam and give some advices if you are interested to give it a try.
The following information is about the eJPTv1 of the exam,there is a new version in the way.
About the Exam
eJPT: stand for eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester, it is a 100% practical certification on penetration testing and information security essentials.
you can purchase the exam voucher from the following link:
(Note : the list above clickable and contains the links for the courses )
You don’t have to do any programming in the exam but the Preliminary Skills and Programming course is very helpful for you as a Pentester.
My Personal Experience
I’m trying to write my experience with the exam without giving any detailed information about the lab environment.
I have a good experience in cybersecurity and networking in general so it didn’t take my that much time to prepare for the exam, this will vary from one person to another so I strongly recommend to take your time and don’t compare your self with others, I have studied the PTS Course and I read some reviews like this one (some of them in the resources below) .
Don’t skip the networking fundamentals and Wireshark because you will need a good networking Knowledge.
My biggest advice for you is to start the exam from Monday – Friday because the support will not answer you emails if there is any problem and they take from 2-3 business day , I give you this advice because in my exam the lab stopped working for 24h because of a technical issue.