Reg : CPTS - Mile2.com

lacto17lacto17 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi
Im planning to get CPTS CBT from Mile2.com
Can u guys share your experience regarding that Certification ? How difficult the exam is ? What is the pattern of the Exam ?

Thanks & Regards
Karthik.
Thanks & Regards
Karthik.

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I randomly stumbled upon their site awhile ago, but I have never seen the certs mentioned anywhere else. Honestly, they seem to be redundant to some of the more well-known/well-respected certs.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    From their site: "Mile2™ - World's Foremost Name in IT Security."

    I work in security and have never heard of these people in my life.
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  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708
    Paul Boz wrote: »
    From their site: "Mile2™ - World's Foremost Name in IT Security."

    I work in security and have never heard of these people in my life.

    They are very well known in the military circle that i know. Some very elite guys in there group. Outside of that there cert isn't known at all. Alot of modern security fighting techniques has come from them putting out fires for different military orgs.
  • ParthParth Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I went through their website. I am not sure how good the cert is. However please don't take that as a definitive opinion towards the cert. If you want to become a pen tester why don't you go for GPEN or GWAPT. I would trust GIAC more over these guys.


    Their Prerequisites is :

    A minimum of 12 months experience in networking technologies
    Sound knowledge of TCP/IP
    Computer hardware knowledge
    Knowledge of Microsoft packages
    Network+, Security+
    Knowledge of Linux would be beneficial but not essential


    With the looks of it i am not sure if it will be an advanced exam. CPTP looks more advanced than this one..

    All the best.
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    And if you want some intense hands-on certs/labs, check out Online Security Training from the Creators of BackTrack
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Parth wrote: »
    If you want to become a pen tester why don't you go for GPEN or GWAPT. I would trust GIAC more over these guys.

    The only problem for most people is that SANS training is extremely cost prohibitive. What do these Mile 2 courses/certs cost?
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  • GAngelGAngel Member Posts: 708
    Paul Boz wrote: »
    The only problem for most people is that SANS training is extremely cost prohibitive. What do these Mile 2 courses/certs cost?

    $2700-$3000 approx. Not a huge difference unless it's coming out of your own pocket. But when you're geared towards gov personnel i suppose you can charge more.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,941 Admin
    Mile2 seems to be best known for bashing the C|EH cert and the EC-Council. Search the forums (and Google) for Mile2 and you'll see the past musings about it.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    GAngel wrote: »
    $2700-$3000 approx. Not a huge difference unless it's coming out of your own pocket. But when you're geared towards gov personnel i suppose you can charge more.

    Yeah in that case for the money I'd take a SANS course hands down any day. As I said before, Mile 2 may be a respectable security vendor but I have never heard of them. If I'm going to blow over 3 grand on a cert I want a big name like SANS tied to it.
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  • lacto17lacto17 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Guys for your views..! I was bit busy with my other certifications.

    Regards
    Karthik.
    SCJP,MCP,MCTS,CEH,Security+,CIW Security Professional,CIW Security Analyst,Digital Security.
    Thanks & Regards
    Karthik.
  • unsupportedunsupported Member Posts: 192
    JDMurray wrote: »
    Mile2 seems to be best known for bashing the C|EH cert and the EC-Council. Search the forums (and Google) for Mile2 and you'll see the past musings about it.

    Then Mile2 cannot be *that* bad, eh? (I kid!)
    -un

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