What are Penetration Testing sessions?

We hold exclusive training sessions around the techniques used when performing a penetration test. These dedicated sessions help IT Managers, IT Directors and CISOs understand exactly how an organisation can fall victim to cyber-attacks.

Register here for London sessions

Register here for Midlands sessions


Upcoming session dates:

Time: AM session: 10.00 – 13.00 and PM session: 14.00 – 17.00. Spaces are limited

The session is by invitation only. Please note, registering your interest does not guarantee a place


  • London: CNS Group offices, 1-3 Pemberton Row, Holborn, London EC4A 3BG Register here
  • Midlands: Six Degrees Group, Birmingham Road, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7BG Register here


What sort of things will I learn?

  • How to position penetration testing
  • Check for default passwords and accounts
  • Identify and vulnerability map hosts
  • Map the network
  • Check for Default settings
  • Basic pen testing skills

The pen test training sessions are by invitation only and are intended to help organisations gain a baseline of knowledge around cybersecurity issues. Organisations can use the knowledge shared in these sessions to perform basic IT security checks in-house, both making them more secure and improving the efficiency of the pen testers they employ, by freeing the experts to focus on more complex IT security issues.

Who are the trainers?

The trainers all have 10 years’ experience in the industry with CHECK and CREST qualifications and will be demonstrating a multitude of techniques.

If you’d like to request an invitation to the upcoming penetration testing training session, please submit your details to register your interest – we will then get in touch directly to confirm your place.

How does it work?

We provide participants with testing laptops that have been given access to a web application. The web application presents a number of questions and to secure the answers participants must perform pen testing activities on systems in our virtual lab.

Members of the CNS testing team are on hand throughout the sessions to facilitate, from showing participants how to get started to supporting them as they actually conduct the testing.

What level of skill do I require?

We adapt the course to participants’ individual skill levels. It can be as technical or basic as is appropriate for each participant.

What do I need to bring?

Nothing, we will provide the testing laptops.

Dress code?

The dress code is casual, so no need to wear a suit.

Register here for London sessions

Register here for Midlands sessions