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Re: Pen testing training / certification
From: Dale Moews <dale.moews () verizonwireless com>
Date: 30 Jan 2004 20:56:12 -0000

In-Reply-To: <4017106E.3000808 () infostruct net>

Subject: Pen testing training / certification

I am considering the OPST certification from ReDvolution Technologies. 
It is based on the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual - 
OSSTMM (http://www.isecom.org/projects/osstmm.shtml).

Has anyone taken their applied penetration testing course 
(http://www.thinkingred.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=print&ceid=23&redi=training_sub2.jpg)? 


I would appreciate hearing about your experiences. Thank you.

Gideon

Gideon T. Rasmussen
CISSP, CFSO, CFSA, SCSA
Boca Raton, FL
gideon () infostruct net

I cannot speak to the quality of instruction from ReDvolution, but I took the course when it was offered by Dyad 
Security.  And I can say that the course was well worth the money spent.  The amount of information gleaned from the 
experience was incredible and the instructor was awesome.  Anyone that has a chance to take this course, I would highly 
recommend it.  Especially when taught by Dyad Security.  

You may feel that you are well versed in the art of pen-testing, but I've found from my own experience that seldom do 
testers have a well-defined methodology to doing their work.  This is exactly what you will gain from this course.  And 
by following this methodology, it will only aid to validate the entire security arena.  By this I mean that a pen-test 
by one company should produce the same/similar results from another company.  So customers won't perceive our work as 
"hit and miss".   Just my two cents.

Dale Moews
IT Security
Verizon Wireless

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