Information Sharing and Analysis Center

India's leading non-profit foundation advancing national cyber security and professional ethics at workplace

AICTE NEAT 2.0 approved

ISAC Certified Penetration Tester (ICPT)

ICPT Program available on GeM


ISAC Certified Penetration Tester certification is a recognised empanelment program for information security professionals with hands-on proven experience in vulnerability analysis and penetration testing.

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. The course includes:

01  Video sessions

You get access to pre-recorded video sessions with detailed explanation of tools and methods

02  Live sessions

In addition, you also get trainer led sessions to better understand and cement your learning

03  Virtual Labs

Practice your skills in a safe environment with online virtual labs provided by Cyberange – Over 500+ Hands-on Labs!

04  Reading material

Get access to reading material, also in audio form for ease of learning and understanding

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Select a plan which best suits you and earn your National Security Database Certification

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If you have a sound knowledge of linux based systems and would like to take your skillset to the next level, this plan is for you

Your Benefits


For all students who clear the Falcon level


Connect with the best minds in Infosec domain 

Fast-track Your Career

Empanelment from NSD means faster job opportunities

Interview Support

Get support for job interviews on successfully clearing the lab exams

Proven Skills

With 30 days of Virtual labs, you will have proven hands-on skills to handle your next big job

Course Content


• Types of Hackers

• CIA Triad

• Computing Hands on 

• Some Basic Terminologies 

• Setting Up your Hacking environment


• OSI Model

• TCP/UDP Model

• TCP/IP Model

• Ports and Services such as SSH FTP HTTP HTTPS SMTP 

• Nmap & Nmap Scripts 

• Wireshark

• Honeypots

Linux Basics and Shell Scripting

• Basic Linux Commands

• Linux Booting Process

• Linux Run Levels

• Linux File Structure

• Linux Permissions

• Basics of Bash Scripting

• Netcat

Cryptography and Steganography

• Symmetric Encryption

• Asymmetric Encryption

• Hashing


• Encoding Decoding

• Steganography and different types

• Steghide

Password Cracking

• Wordlists

• Creating Custom Wordlists using Crunchbase

• Hydra for Password Cracking

• John the Ripper

• Metasploit for SSH password cracking

• Cyber Chef

• Rainbow Tables

Malwares and Trojans

• Different types of Malwares

• Different Types of Bombs

• Dos and DDos Attacks

• MAC Changer

• Deepweb & Darkweb


• Onion Websites

System Hacking

• Introduction to Metasploit

• Creating payloads using Metasploit

• Reverse Listeners

• Linux and Windows Exploits

• Uploading a Backdoor

Android Hacking

• Attack Killchain

• Android Hacking

• Android Hacking with backdoor 

Social Engineering Attacks

• Different Social Engineering Attacks

• Phishing and Types with Practical

• IDN Homograph Attack

• Email Spoofing

• ShellPhish

• Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)

WiFi Hacking

• Introduction

• Rogue Access Point

• WPA2 Cracking

Introduction to Web Pentesting

• OWASP Top 10

• 2013 v/s 2017 v/s 2021


• Introduction to Bug Bounty

• Installation of Burp Suite  

• Basic Authentication Attacks

• SQL Injection


• Session Hijacking & Fixation

Information Gathering

• Google Dorking

• Tools

• The Harvester

• Whois Enumeration

• DNS Enumeration

• Black Widow

• Sherlock

• Subdomain Enumeration

IoT Search Engines & Reconnaissance 

• Shodan 

• Censys

• Reverse Whois 

• Waybackurls

• Github Dorking

• Tips & Tricks 

• Capstone Project

Recognized by NEAT 2.0, Ministry of Education

With over 20,00,000 jobs available in India alone, it is increasingly becoming difficult for companies to find good cybersecurity 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.


Fully online hands-on Labs

Virtual Labs

15 Hours Virtual Labs Sessions
30-days access included!
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Instantly get pre-configured vulnerable systems in a network along with kali Linux in a private cloud for hands-on practical of topics.

Special offer for students

If you are a college/university student, fill out the form by clicking on the 'get started' button, upload your student id and avail discounts.



₹53100 Interest Free EMI Facility available
  • (INR 45000 + GST)
  • Includes 2 Lab & MCQs Exam Attempts
  • 1- Month guaranteed internship
  • All other features under Expert Plan

Need Help?


Find answers to all your questions about the course here

The online videos for both Standard and Expert plan are self-paced while the live sessions are conducted every month or alternate months

Standard program is meant for beginners with a basic knowledge of Linux while Expert is for people with sound knowledge of Kali Linux tools and theory

Yes, we have EMI options available for both Standard and Expert program. For more details, please write to

Training Dates



11:30AM to 02:00PM

  • 6th August
  • 7th August
  • 13th August
  • 14th August
  • 20th August
  • 21st August
  • 26th August
  • 27th August
EXAM – 27th August 2022



11:30AM to 02:00PM

  • 3rd September
  • 4th September
  • 10th September
  • 11th September
  • 17th September
  • 18th September
  • 24th September
  • 25th September
EXAM – 25th September 2022



11:30AM to 02:00PM

  • 1st October
  • 2nd October
  • 8th October
  • 9th October
  • 15th October
  • 16th October
  • 22nd October
  • 23rd October
EXAM – 23rd October 2022

Exam dates for Falcon (Expert) level will be announced from time to time.