CORNELIUS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kali Linux™, an open source project maintained and funded by Offensive Security®, the industry leader in information security training and penetration testing, announced today that its new Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP)® has gone live and is now available in Pearson VUE exam centers worldwide. The KLCP is the first and only official certification program that validates one’s proficiency with the Kali Linux platform.
The debut of the KLCP coincides with the launch of an enhanced Kali Linux online training course and the online release of the new book, Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution. This first official book covering the Kali Linux Platform from Offsec Press is now available for download, free of charge, as well as in hard copy for purchase.
Kali Linux’s new book, Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution, focuses on the Kali Linux platform and helping its users understand and maximize it. The book details Kali Linux’s features and fundamentals, dives into the Debian package manager, and tackles more advanced topics, such as kernel compilation, industrial strength encryption, and many others. The Kali Linux manual and the revamped Kali Linux training course were designed to be resources for students seeking to earn the KLCP.
The Kali Linux certification program, enhanced training, and new manual are the best way to acquire skills and tips on the platform from the developers themselves. Certificate holders can demonstrate a thorough understanding and utilization of Kali Linux. These offerings come on the heels of Kali Linux’s in-depth, four-day course training at Black Hat (Las Vegas), 2017.
“With the creation of the KLCP, we have developed a certification that truly sets the standard for Kali Linux mastery,” said Mati Aharoni. “The knowledge that students acquire through certification serves as an important foundation for their further development as an information security professional.”
The KLCP exam was developed to be a foundational certification, essential both for novices in the information security field and professionals with some field experience. The certification validates a solid and thorough mastery of the Kali Linux platform, focusing on how to build custom packages, host repositories, manage and orchestrate multiple instances, build custom ISOs, and more.
“The KLCP certification, our new online training program, and our new book are our latest efforts to provide our community with the resources they need to tackle the challenges coming their way,” said Mati Aharoni. “We believe this addition to the Kali Linux body of knowledge will greatly prepare students for the demands of their work in information security and will benefit the entire information security community in the years to come.”
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