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Hands-on Web Application Penetration Testing Training Course – Now Accredited by GCHQ & IISP

Tranchulas is pleased to announce that our Hands-on Web Application Penetration Testing Training Course is now certified by GCHQ & accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

The Institute of Information Security Professionals is a UK based independent not-for-profit organisation, which aims to advance the professionalism of the information security industry. The primary aim of the Institute is to provide a universally accepted focal point for the information security profession. One of its main activities is to act as an accreditation authority for the industry. 

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is an intelligence and security organization responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom. Tranchulas Hands-On Web Application Penetration Testing Training Course material has been rigorously assessed against the exacting standards of GCHQ. The quality of the trainers’ delivery and the course administration has been checked and approved by APMG.

This training course offers a series of educational interactive training sessions where the attendees will gain hands-on experience. They will be able to identify security flaws in web applications custom – built for the training course. They will also be able to exploit those security flaws to fully understand the value of fixing those flaws.

Participants can then achieve Certified Web Application Security Professional (CWASP) certification after a test of their technical skills where they are expected to discover and exploit security vulnerabilities on a live but simulated web application .

Please feel free to contact us if you need more information regarding the training or you want to register yourself for the course. 

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Layla (Xreach) – Youngest Tranchulas Certified Penetration Testing Professional

I am currently studying a Degree Apprenticeship which is a full Honours Degree delivered in partnership by UCW and UWE Bristol which leads to the awarding of a BSc (Hons) qualification in Digital and Technology Solutions alongside the incredible opportunity of being an apprentice with Xreach.

I joined the team in September (2018) and have been having a fantastic time! I knew that I was interested in the Cyber Security side of the business so being put on Tranchulas’s “GCHQ-Certified Hands on Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Course” was absolutely awesome and super exciting for me. I didn’t keep up to speed with everyone all the time, but Tranchulas team was very patient with me in the class and during the exam, and helped to walk me through anything I didn’t completely understand, which definitely was a massive help as I hadn’t done anything like the content of the course before joining Xreach.

The course was interesting and gave real practical opportunities and examples of the skills and tools required by professional pentesters, and tons of hands-on exercises were provided which allowed me to understand the content being delivered before moving on. I found the exam difficult both times I attempted it. Mostly because of trying to stay up for that extended amount of time and trying to figure out what was and wasn’t red herrings, which involved chasing cold leads for a few hours, but being able to access the online labs during and after the course was great, and definitely helped to play with those before taking the test, which I realised after failing it the first time around. Instead of trying to re-create your notes and sort out screenshots, record your steps for the report while you’re doing challenges as it saves time. Either way, the exam was both thrilling and frustrating at the same time which only makes you want to complete it even more! Completing the CPTP course/exam and being a part of Xreach’s Pen Testing team has been a fantastic way to apply what I learnt on the course and saw what these scenarios are like in real life.

I am super thankful to Xreach and of course Tranchulas and the team for opening these doors for me, and I definitely recommend Tranchulas and this course to anyone interested in developing their skills in security and penetration testing.

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