The eJPTv2 is now available, and this version is no longer available for purchase.

Check out eJPTv2 for the market’s most up-to-date Junior Penetration Testing certification exam. Eligible students can exchange their unredeemed eJPTv1 voucher for a new eJPTv2 voucher free of charge. Learn more about our exchange program.

eJPT Certification

eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester

Eligible students can exchange their unredeemed eJPTv1 voucher for a new eJPTv2 voucher free of charge. Learn more about our exchange program.



The eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT) is a 100% practical certification on penetration testing and information security essentials. By passing the exam, a cyber security professional proves to employers they are ready for a rewarding new career.


Here are some of the ways eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester certification is different from conventional certification:

  • Instead of putting you through a series of multiple-choice questions, you are expected to perform an actual penetration test on a corporate network. This penetration test is modeled after a real-world scenario
  • eJPT is the only practical certification that proves you have essential Penetration Testing skills
Knowledge Domains

By obtaining the eJPT, your skills in the following areas will be assessed and certified:

      • TCP/IP
      • IP routing
      • LAN protocols and devices
      • HTTP and web technologies
      • Essential penetration testing processes and methodologies
      • Basic vulnerability assessment of networks
      • Basic vulnerability assessment of web applications
      • Exploitation with Metasploit
      • Simple web application manual exploitation
      • Basic information gathering and reconnaissance
      • Simple scanning and profiling the target

The eJPT is a certification for advanced IT professionals who have just begun their journey in penetration testing. Everyone can attempt the certification exam, however here are the skills that will help you pass:

      • Deep understanding of networking concepts
      • Simple manual web application security assessment and exploitation
      • Basic vulnerability assessment of networks
      • Using Metasploit for performing simple attacks
      • Web application manual exploitation through attack vectors
      • Ability to perform protocol analysis of a traffic capture
      • Understanding of information gathering techniques
      • Understanding of the penetration testing process
The exam

eLearnSecurity’s eJPT certifies that the candidate has all the prerequisites needed to enroll in INE’s Penetration Testing Professional learning path.

The candidate will receive a real-world engagement within INE’s Virtual Lab environment. You will need an Internet connection and VPN software in order to carry out this exam.

Certification Process

There are two ways you can become an eJPT:

1. Purchase an INE subscription and enroll in the Penetration Testing Student learning path.

The Penetration Testing Student learning path is an intro survey into penetration testing, preparing candidates for a future in cyber security with a strong foundation in networking, programming and web fundamentals.


2. Attempting the certification without training

Candidates that feel prepared to demonstrate their practical and professional skills can purchase an eJPT voucher and go through the certification process at their own risk.

Whether you are attempting the eJPT certification exam on your own or after having attended one of our approved training courses, you will need to follow these steps to get a certificate:

Whether you are attempting the certification exam on your own or after completing one of our approved learning paths, you will need to purchase an exam voucher before you can start your certification process. Once you obtain the voucher you will receive login credentials to our Certification area where you will manage the exam, the VPN credentials, and any other materials related to the certification process.

Regular vouchers expire after 180 days from purchase.

Before the certification expires, you will have to begin the certification process by clicking on “Begin certification process”. The expiration date will always be available in your certification area and reminder emails are sent to make sure you take advantage of the voucher.

Once you click on the “Begin certification process” button, you will receive an email with instructions regarding the scope of engagement. This letter will contain everything you need to know to take your exam.

To be awarded the certification, you need to score a 75% or above. Once you submit your exam, it will be automatically graded and you will receive your results immediately. Should you fail the first attempt, you will then have one free attempt to re-take the certification.