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Re: Licensed Penetration Tester LPT
From: Steve Friedl <steve () unixwiz net>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 21:44:56 -0700

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 07:37:23PM -0400, intel96 wrote:
I would argue that the term licensed penetration tester has very little
weight.  When I see the term licensed I think of doctors, nurses,
lawyers, and others that have to take board exams in the states where
they want to practice their trade.

"Licensure" grants a legal right in the public domain (as opposed to a
contract, which grants a legal claim against another), and as such can
only be issued by a government agency. They typically are thought of as
granting the right to engage in professional trade (doctor, lawyer, PE,
barber), but they also are used for more mundane activities, such as a
driver's license, a marriage license, or a fishing license.

If it's not from the government, it's not a real license.

What's being discussed here is "Certification", and I think we all know
the difference.


Stephen J Friedl | Security Consultant |  UNIX Wizard  |   +1 714 544-6561
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