The Certification Process
eNDP Exam is entirely practical and can be taken from remote.
eNDP certification does not require re-certification.
This page does not replace the Terms of service for the certification that you have to read, understand and agree to before you use your voucher.
This is the certification process:
- Obtain a voucher 1
Whether you are attempting the eNDP certification exam on your own or after having attended one of our approved training courses, you will need to obtain a voucher before you can start your certification process.Please note that PND course includes a free voucher in the Full and Elite plans
Once you obtain the voucher you will receive login credentials to our Certification area where you will manage the exam and everything related to the certification process from the beginning up to the shipment of your certificate.
- Begin the certification process
Every voucher expires after 180 days from purchase unless you have the Infinity voucher which comes with no expiration.
Before the certification expires, you will have to begin the certification process by clicking on "Begin certification process".
The expiration date will always be available in your certification area and reminder emails are sent to make sure you take advantage of the voucher.
- Theoretical Test - Stage 1
As soon as you click on the 'Begin certification process' button you will be able to start your theoretical test consisting of 45 multiple choice questions.
You have 90 minutes to respond to these questions.
Please make sure that your internet connection is reliable: should you fail to submit your exam within 90 minutes, you will lose the whole voucher without free retakes.
Every correct answer will give you one point. You need at least 35 points (77%) to pass the Stage 1. Once you submit your exam, you will immediately know the final score. Failing to pass Stage 1 will determine the loss of the voucher.
- Practical Test - Stage 2
Once you have successfully completed Stage 1, you have 14 days to start the Stage 2 : the practical test.
The practical test consists of finding, remediating and hardening an environment against further attack.
You have 96 hours from the start to perform your tests.
The exam network will always be available 24/7 for 4 days and dedicated to you.At any time you will be the only one on the network and will be able to reset the scenario should you damage it during your tests.You can also pause the lab and resume from where you left off by simply clicking Start/Stop buttons in the Certification area as you would do with any other Hera Lab scenario.
- Upload your report
Once you have performed your tests it's time to finalize your report.When ready and not after 11 days from the beginning of the certification process (Stage 2), you will upload your report in PDF format for review..
- Obtain your results
One of our instructors will carefully review your report and if your findings and the quality of the report is deemed sufficient to pass the exam, you will become an eNDP.
Should you fail the first attempt of Practical Exam (Part2), you will be notified via email and will be entitled for a free retake.
The retake duration will be of 7 DAYS and will begin immediately from the moment you review the examiner's feedback. During this period, the exam lab will be re-opened for further tests. NOTE: In case you don't review the examiner's feedback, the exam retake will automatically start after 7 days
Once you pass the exam you will find the digital certificate immediately downloadable and verifiable.