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Practitioner Training
From The Cyber Scheme

Acquire the skills, knowledge and techniques required for a career in penetration testing and ethical hacking with this comprehensive course. Available to book now.

This intensive series of mentoring sessions takes place over five days in our brand new assessment centre in central Cheltenham. To book please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

The price is £1800 +VAT.

This intensive, classroom based course is run by our lead trainer Paul Richards, and will encompass all aspects of cyber security at practitioner level.

Paul is a subject matter expert in ethical hacking and penetration testing who specialises in helping others progress within cyber security through training, mentoring and the highest standard of assessment.

The course is designed to help each and every candidate to be a confident, skilled, well rounded cybersecurity professional with proven and tested skills in the current threat theatre. It allows lots of time for Q & A and will support all of the candidates’ individual needs, helping them navigate complex technical topics.

We would be delighted if our courses and guidance mean candidates are successful in whichever qualifications they are studying for (CEH/GPEN/CSTM/LSCP certification and more). The aim of our training is and will always be to give our candidates the skills, knowledge and techniques required for a career in penetration testing and ethical hacking.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Setting up various operating systems and distros for hacking
  • Network protocols
  • Network scanning and device enumeration
  • Service enumeration and fingerprinting
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploitation techniques
  • Cryptography
  • Scopes, planning and risk management
  • Web application hacking techniques
  • Report writing
  • Working in Cyber
  • The laws and regulations around ethical hacking
  • Password security

Why choose The Cyber Scheme?

Our trainers and assessors have many years’ experience in creating, developing, and running comprehensive exams aimed at skilled pen testers. We are however concerned at the current high failure rate, and we understand the frustration caused by the need to resit exams. We have created our training in order for practitioners to identify knowledge gaps and continue their career progression in ethical hacking with confidence.

Please note:
In keeping with our code of ethics, working in line with standards set by ISO17024, your trainer will have no involvement in the assessing of any exams you subsequently take at this level with The Cyber Scheme for a period of two years.

Course content I feel was great, it covered everything that a pen tester would need to start off and even taught current pen testers something new, as a course you can’t ask for anything better.

The materials were great, plenty of hand outs and the practicals that got harder as the week got on, so was perfect for those at all levels.


The price is £1800 +VAT for five full days of training, Monday-Friday. No exams are included with this course.

If you have any questions, require more information or would like to book a place, please fill in the form below.

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Please check our booking conditions here. Invoices need to be paid in full two weeks prior to the commencement date. Our assessment centre is fully accessible. Please let us know of any special requirements.

Our brand new training and assessment facility is at Eagle Tower, Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham GL50 1TA. Parking is available nearby and there is an on-site café. Full joining instructions will be provided upon request or when a booking is confirmed.