Penetration Tester

Cybersecurity Engineer Program by Total Cyber Solutions

A Pentester is a cybersecurity expert who analyzes, discovers and exploits a computer network within the realms of rules of engagement. While working in diverse environments with various tools, as a Pentester, you can be rewarded with pay upwards of $110K (, while serving in technology’s most prestigious field.

Total Cyber’s Pentester Program offers the fundamentals in learning about Kali Linux and the tools companies use to provide the most complete pentest for their customers. Testing and analyzing computers, devices and networks a pentester will need to be creative and resilient in the methods they use. 

Pentesters are also responsible for providing reports ensuring the company having the pentest has the results to protect their network. As a Graduate of the Total Cyber Pentester Program you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform all these tasks.

Unique Skillset

Build a unique skillset that many IT employees only wish they had. Set yourself above and beyond the average IT worker, be an IT Professional.

Not So Average Tools

Use tools that the average IT worker hasn’t even heard of. Learn how to use these tools in different environments.


Penetration testing involves building valuable connections with others. Become a part of an elite group of Cybersecurity professionals.

Great Pay Opportunities

Whether working for a company or on a contract, the pay is one of the most exciting things about being a Pentester.

What You Really Want to Know


Average Salary 

Career Outlook

A Variety of career paths. This means there are many opportunities waiting for you. Your new career outlook is Bright!

Projected Growth

Employment 2020: 442,000 Employees

Projected Openings over 10 years:  37,500

Top Sought-After Skills by Employers

  • Problem Solving
  • Discover Hidden Patterns
  • Understanding How Things Work
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking

Related Jobs

  • Information Security Engineers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts

From “Penetration Testers” and “15-1299.05 – Information Security Engineers” by the National Center for O*NET Development. Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Cyber Security Course Syllabus

Penetration Tester Course Syllabus

In the Penetration Tester Program students will learn: 

Intermediate Network Concepts 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Networking Concepts 


Network Operations 

Network Security 

Network Troubleshooting & Tools 


Intermediate Security Concepts 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities 

Architecture and Design 


Operations and Incident Response 

Governance, Risk and Compliance 


Vulnerability Assessment 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Vulnerability Assessment Frameworks 

Vulnerability Assessment Techniques 

Vulnerability Assessment Tools 

Detect and Respond to Vulnerabilities 

Preform a Vulnerability Assessment 


Fundamentals of Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Emerging Attack Vectors 


Malware and Reverse Engineering 

Cloud Computing 

Hacking Web Applications 

Operation Technologies 

WIFI Cracking 

Penetration testing Labs 


Intermediate Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Planning & Scoping 

Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification 

Attacks & Exploits 

Penetration Testing Tools 

Reporting & Communication 

Ethical Hacking Labs 



Advanced Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 

Students will learn how to address issues including: 

Penetration Testing: What You Should Know 

Getting Comfortable with Kali Linux 

Command Line Fun 

Practical Tools 

Bash Scripting 

Passive Information Gathering 

Active Information Gathering 

Vulnerability Scanning 

Web Application Attacks 

Introduction to Buffer Overflows 

Windows Buffer Overflows 

Linux Buffer Overflows 

Client-Side Attacks 

Locating Public Exploits 

Fixing Exploits 

File Transfers 

Antivirus Evasion 

Privilege Escalation 

Password Attacks 

Port Redirection and Tunneling 

Active Directory Attacks 

The Metasploit Framework 

PowerShell Empire 

Penetration Testing Labs