eWPT Certification

Web Application Penetration Tester

eWPT is a hands-on, professional-level Red Team certification that simulates skills utilized during real-world engagements.

eWPT - Web Application Penetration Tester
The Exam
INE Security’s eWPT is for professional-level Penetration testers that validates that the individual has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fulfill a role as a web application penetration tester.

This certification exam covers Web Application Penetration Testing Processes and Methodologies, Web Application Analysis and Inspection, and much more. See the Exam Objectives below for a full description.

This exam is designed to be a milestone certification for someone with foundational experience in web application penetration testing, simulating the skills utilized during a real-world engagement. This exam truly shows that the candidate has what it takes to be part of a high-performing penetration testing team.

Exam Objectives
The eWPT evaluates an individual’s skills across various domains and objectives, certifying their mastery and understanding.

Web Application Penetration Testing Processes and Methodologies (10%)

  • Accurately assess a web application based on methodological, industry-standard best practices
  • Identify vulnerabilities in web applications in accordance with the OWASP Web Security Testing Guide

Information Gathering & Reconnaissance (10%)

  • Extract information from websites using passive reconnaissance & OSINT techniques
  • Extract information about a target organization’s domains, subdomains, and IP addresses
  • Examine Web Server Metafiles for information exposure

Web Application Analysis & Inspection (10%)

  • Identify the type and version of a web server technology running on a given domain
  • Identify the specific technologies or frameworks being used in a web application
  • Analyze the structure of web applications to identify potential attack vectors 
  • Locate hidden files and directories not accessible through normal browsing 
  • Identify and exploit vulnerabilities caused by the improper implementation of HTTP methods

Web Application Vulnerability Assessment (15%)

  • Identify and exploit common misconfigurations in web servers
  • Test web applications for default credentials and weak passwords
  • Bypass weak/broken authentication mechanisms
  • Identify information disclosure vulnerabilities

Web Application Security Testing (25%)

  • Identify and exploit directory traversal vulnerabilities for information disclosure
  • Identify and exploit file upload vulnerabilities for remote code execution
  • Identify and exploit Local File Inclusion(LFI) and Remote File Inclusion(RFI) vulnerabilities
  • Identify and exploit Session Management vulnerabilities
  • Exploit vulnerable and outdated web application components
  • Perform bruteforce attacks against login forms
  • Identify and exploit command injection vulnerabilities for remote code execution

Manual Exploitation of Common Web Application Vulnerabilities (20%)

  • Identify and exploit Reflected XSS vulnerabilities
  • Identify and exploit Stored XSS vulnerabilities
  • Identify and exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities
  • Identify and exploit vulnerabilities in content management systems
  • Extract information and credentials from backend databases

Web Service Security Testing (10%)

  • Identify and enumerate information from web services
  • Exploit vulnerable web services

Who It’s For
The eWPT is a certification for individuals with a basic understanding of networks, systems, and an interest in penetration testing. Anyone can attempt the certification exam; however, it is designed for:

  • Junior Penetration Testers
  • Web Application Penetration Testers
  • Web Application Security Professionals
  • Web Application Developer
  • IT Professional

The eWPT certification is valid for three years from the date it is awarded.

Get eWPT Certified

New to INE and INE Security?

The INE Premium subscription offers the updated Web Application Penetration Testing Professional Learning Path, built for professional-level Red Teamers with a basic understanding of penetration testing fundamentals. It prepares you to take the eWPT exam through a blend of expert-led courses and practical lab time. When you’ve completed the learning path, you’re ready for the exam!


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The eWPT Certification Exam Voucher can only be purchased with an INE Premium Subscription. If you already have a subscription, you can buy your voucher now! We encourage everyone to complete the UPDATED eWPT Learning Path before attempting the certification exam.

To complete the eWPT Certification, follow these steps:

Purchase an exam voucher to start the certification process. Login to the certification area to manage the exam and any other materials related to the certification process.

Regular vouchers expire after 180 days from purchase. Before the certification voucher expires (180 days from purchase), complete the initial exam attempt and if desired, the complimentary re-take that is provided with the voucher’s purchase. Both attempts must be submitted before the certification voucher expires. The expiration date will always be available in the certification area, and reminder emails are sent to ensure the voucher is taken advantage of.
Follow the certification instructions and complete the exam within the allotted time. If technical issues are encountered at any time during the exam, please email support@ine.com for assistance.

Results are on an auto-graded system. This means results will be delivered within a few hours after completing the exam. The eWPT score report will show performance metrics in each section of the exam, allowing reflection on mastery of each exam objective. All passing score credentials will be valid for three years from the date they were awarded.