NSD Certified Penetration Tester (NCPT)

National Security Database Certified penetration Tester

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About NSD Certified Penetration Tester (NCPT)

Penetration testing domain from NSD is a recognized empanelment program for information security professionals with hands-on proven experience in vulnerability analysis and penetration testing. The domains test a candidate’s skill, approach and knowledge that can provide an organization with a reliable workforce for detection and mitigation of cyber security threats in a timely manner.

The program is a foundation for many other job roles including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Computer Forensics, Web Application Security, ISO 27001 Compliance, PCI-DSS, Internal IT Security Audit etc.

About National Security Database

National Security Database (NSD) is a prestigious certification program from Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), India's leading non-profit cyber security foundation. ISAC is a Public Private Partner (PPP) with National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), under Prime Minister’s Office, Partner with Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and recognized by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), under Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India.

NSD is awarded to credible & trustworthy Information security experts with proven skills to protect the National Critical Infrastructure & economy of the country.

Why Join the National Security Database?

With 300,000 plus jobs available in India alone, it is increasingly becoming difficult for companies to find good cyber security professionals. Organizations no longer want to trust professionals who become "ethical hackers" by simply passing an online objective based exam, as they seldom have the real world perspective and confidence to execute the job once given. Professionals with incomplete knowledge are not only putting their organization at risk, but also their Nation, as they handle sensitive projects impacting the economy of the country.

The National Security Database is the only not-for-profit program, well recognized and respected by various Corporate and Government organizations for its stringent process and hands-on lab exams for assessing the credibility of a professional.

When you pass the rigorous lab exams from National Security Database, you not only prove your credibility and skills, but also enter the elite database of chosen professionals in India who are the first preference by the law enforcement, corporate and multiple Government organizations for cyber security jobs and sensitive positions.

The domain requirements have been carefully chosen after extensive survey of the business need and reflect the latest skills needed by the Corporate Industry.

NCPT Course Plans

Benefits Standard Expert
E-learning Access 6 Months 12 Months
Video Plays Unlimited Unlimited
Cyberange Virtual Labs 30 Days 30 Days
NSD Cadet Certification (Theory) Included Included
NSD Falcon Certification (Lab) No Included
Instructor Support by Email 90 Days 90 Days
Access to Cyberange CPS Labs No 2 Days/6 Hours training
Guaranteed Internships Yes Yes
Assured Job Interviews No 3 Interviews
Instructor Led Training 20 Hours / 5 Days (Hours might vary due to Covid-19) 40 Hours / 5 Days (Hours might vary due to Covid-19)
Training Completion Certificate Yes Yes
Program Fee INR 25000 + GST (18%) INR 45000 + GST (18%)
Final Cost with GST INR 29500 INR 53100

Up to 30% off for college/university students

Write to [email protected] for further details

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Upgrade to Expert Level and get 2 days / 6 hours of access to Cyberange Physical Labs!

Learn IOT and SCADA Security hands-on with world class Cyberange Simulation labs when you join this course!

Top Benefits when you join this course

Get the below top benefits on joining the National Security Database Program!

  • Access to E-learning Platform
    • Get up to 12 months Access to the E-learning platform
    • Includes all new updates such as lessons, theory and latest lab videos
    • Updated regularly!
  • Unlimited Video Plays
    • No restriction on number of video plays
    • Learn at your own pace and schedule
  • Cyberange Virtual Labs
    • Get access to all the labs in Penetration Testing course online
    • All the labs are fully accessible over a web-browser
    • Your own private cloud of labs, exclusively for you to practice
    • 30 Days Unlimited Access
    • Upgrade to additional time if you need more practice time
    • New Labs added frequently!
  • NSD Cadet Certification Included
    • Includes one attempt for NSD Cadet Certification Exam
    • Take the theory certification exam online
    • Earns your NSD Cadet Level
  • NSD Falcon Certification (upgrade to Expert plan!)
    • Includes one attempt for NSD Falcon Certification Exam
    • Take the online lab exam within 180 days of your registration!
    • Earns you NSD Falcon Level
  • Clean Exit Course and Certification Included
    • Get access to the Ethics Course from Clean Exit
    • Includes Clean Exit Registration
    • Includes Clean Exit Certification
  • Weekly Live Instructor Sessions (upgrade to Expert plan!)
    • Attend live instructor led weekly sessions from NSD Certified Experts
    • Three Weeks of online training included
    • Learn from experts
    • Get your technical queries resolved
  • Fantastic Technical Support for Labs (upgrade to Expert plan!)
    • Get your technical queries for labs resolved
    • Support by Email
    • Get help on complex technical topics
  • Special Access to Cyberange Physical Labs (upgrade to Expert plan!)
    • Special Access to Cyberange Physical labs for 2 days / 6 hours
    • Experience hands-on hacking for IOT and SCADA security Labs
    • Instructor led sessions
    • Lab access in Chennai, Nagpur, Noida and Rajahmundry
  • Guaranteed Internships at ISAC for AICTE students (upgrade to Expert plan!)
    • Get guaranteed 60 day Internship in Cyber Security on joining the course
    • Benefit exclusively for students under AICTE approved Institutions
    • Experience Letter provided on successful completion of Internship

Upgrade to Expert and get two additional benefits as bundled offer!

NSD Penetration Testing Templates:

When you start working as a penetration tester, you will need important guidance material such as proposal drafts, Request for Information documents, Sample reports and legal documents. In this resource, you will get the following resources to download:

  1. Penetration Testing Proposal Templates
    1. Standard Proposal (2 templates)
    2. Web Application Security Proposal
    3. Embedded Systems Audit Proposal
    4. ATM Audit Proposal
  2. Penetration Testing - Request for Information Templates
    1. RFI for Firewall Testing
    2. RFI for Web Application
    3. RFI for End-point Audit
  3. Penetration Testing - Report Samples
    1. Sample report - Web Application
    2. Sample report - Network Audit

IoT Security Challenges on Cyberange Physical Labs:

This benefit provides you access to IOT security labs on the Cyberange Physical CPS Model. Learn about various scenarios including:

  • HVAC Security - Attacking the Datacenter
  • Hospital Fire Alarm Hack
  • Airport Security - Interfering with Conveyor Belt sensors
  • Billboard Hacking
  • Hacking RFID - Toll Plaza
  • Smart Meter Hacking
  • Attacking Power Plants
  • Attacking Water Treatment Plants

Schedule for Live Sessions by Instructor - 2020

Schedule might vary due to current Covid-19 Pandemic

For Standard Plan ( All batches on weekends)

  • December 2020 Batch - 12, 13, 19, 20 and 27
  • January 2021 Batch - 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30
  • February 2021 Batch - 06, 07, 13, 14 and 21

For Expert Plan (Classes on Weekends)

  • January 2021 Batch - 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 Jan and 2, 3 and 4 Feb

Your Instructor

Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Information Sharing and Analysis Center

A non-for-profit body, Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) is India’s leading non-profit foundation committed to securing the cyber space of the nation by providing credible platforms for Information Sharing & capacity development. National Security Database (NSD) is a prestigious certification program from Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), a Public Private Partner (PPP) with National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), under Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends when you complete it at your own pace - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Depending on the plan you choose, you can have access to the learning portal for up to 12 months as well!!!
What if I miss the weekly lectures from NSD Instructor?
We would never want you to miss the instructor-led sessions! If you do miss them, you can retake the sessions next month again at no additional cost!
How can I attempt the NSD Cadet Exam?
The NSD Cadet exam can be taken at the end of your course. The exam is based on the multiple-choice question (MCQ) pattern and one attempt at the exam is included in your purchase!
How can I attempt the NSD Falcon Exam?
The NSD Falcon exam is scheduled every 90 days. You can register for the NSD Falcon exam by emailing us at [email protected] when you are ready! The exam is taken online and your seat will be blocked for the next scheduled date.
How much is the re-attempt cost for Cadet Exam?
You can re-attempt NSD Cadet exam for INR 2,500 (including taxes).
How much is the re-attempt cost for Falcon Exam?
You can re-attempt NSD Falcon exam for INR 7,500 (including taxes).
What is the cost of 30 days of Cyberange Virtual Lab access?
You get 30 days of unlimited access to the Cyberange Virtual Labs to practice your NCPT lab challenges. If you wish to extend the Virtual labs for 30 more days, you can purchase the access for INR 3999 (including taxes).
What are the additional benefits of Pro plan?
1. Falcon level certification included
2. Instructor support by email
3. Access to Physical Labs
4. CopConnect ID Card
5. Two additional bundle courses included!
What are the additional benefits of Expert plan?
1. All the benefits of Pro Plan
2. 40 Hours of Classroom training
3. Guaranteed Placement Assistance for Job Interviews
4. Guaranteed Internship opportunity
5. Unlimited Webinar Access for one year
Can I directly attempt the NSD Cadet or Falcon Exams without undergoing NSD Course?
Yes, you can directly take the NSD exams without undergoing a formal course from ISAC. For booking your exam, contact us at [email protected]

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