Below you will find different certifications and training courses that may help you to enter & advance into the different fields of hacking. Some of those certificates we (Atom and Anya) have earned ourselves (check About Us), and speak from personal experience.

Web Application / Network Penetration Tester

OSCE (Offensive Security Certified Expert) –

OSWE (Offensive Security Web Expert) –

eWPTX (eLearnSecurity Web application Penetration Tester eXtreme) –

eCPTX (eLearnSecurity Certified Penetration Tester eXtreme) –

OSED (Offensive Security Exploit Developer) –

OSEP (Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester) –

OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) –

eCPPTv2 (eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester) –

eWPT (eLearnSecurity Web application Penetration Tester) –

OSWA (Offensive Security Web Assessor) –

eJPT (eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester) –

OSINT (Open-source intelligence)

GOSI – GIAC Open Source Intelligence (GOSI) [] – considered the best OSINT certification (though costs over $8,000). Course for the certificate:

Certified Open Source Intelligence Specialist – [] – 3-day training available only for “Certified Open Source Investigators”.

Certified Open Source Investigator – [] – 3-day training on-site in Amsterdam.

Internal Netowork Hacking

Although certificates have “Red Team” in their names, these are mostly great internal windows (Active Directory) network hacking certifications.

PACES (PentesterAcademy Certified Enterprise Security Specialist)

CRTE (Certified Red Team Expert)

CRTP (Certified Red Team Professional)

Red Teaming

CRTL (Certified Read Team Lead)

CRTO (Certified Red Team Operator)