Nov 2022 – Penetration Testing Certifications: Acronym Aerobics

Penetration Testing Certifications: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
aka: Acronym Acrobatics

Wanting a career pivot or to level up your skill set can be intimating. The seemingly endless offensive security certifications out there today can be overwhelming.  How do you know which to choose?  Join RISE Thursday, Nov 10th with Ken Nevers at ECPI as this self proclaimed cert junky will share his honest opinions on which certs to go for and which to avoid along your journey.”


Ken Nevers, Principle Security Consultant

Current Certifications: OSEP, OSCP, CRTO, CRTE, CRTP, PAWASP

Ken holds an Associate degree in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security from ECPI University in addition to several red teaming and penetration testing certifications. In his free time, Ken co-organizes BSides Roanoke, co-leads the Roanoke Information Security Exchange, is a member of the Roanoke Linux Users Group, and volunteered on the security teams for HackRedCon and DerbyCon, plays guitar and tells dad jokes.

Hall Of Fames (security acknowledgements):

Oracle, Rackspace, Dell, TripAdvisor


ECPI Roanoke
5234 Airport Rd NW #200
Roanoke, VA 24012

Date and Time

November 10th