The SecOps Group launches certification program for industry professionals
At The SecOps Group, we believe in personal and professional development across the cybersecurity industry and access to quality, at affordable prices, for everyone.
The management team has a wealth of experience running technical training courses at various levels (from basic through to advanced) and in various formats (i.e. public, private and on-demand classes).
We believe that while there are many good training courses in our industry, most of the certifications are often linked to the training providers and therein lies a conflict of interest for a training provider to be also seen as an independent certifying body.
We believe in a certification plan that is
- Based on real-world scenarios
- Frequently updated
- Proctored (Authentic and Credible)
- Flexible (Online and on-demand)
At The Secops Group, we aim to be an independent certifying body and a source to run authentic, relevant, up-to-date exams to certify candidates in various disciplines. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of the our following 3 qualifications
*MCQ – Multiple Choice Questions
*Proctored – To be held on a proctored website. Available online and on-demand (24×7).
*Essentials – No pentesting experience required
*Professional – Min. 2 years of pentesting experience recommended
How Does the Certification Process Work
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the exam is online and on-demand. After purchasing the exam voucher on our website, we will email you the exam link within 24 hours of the purchase being completed.
The exam can be taken anytime after purchasing the exam voucher. There are no time constraints on when the attendee can take the exam.
We have partnered with a company who specializes in conducting AI proctored online exams. Detailed instructions will be provided after purchasing the exam. The exams are closed books and attendees must not use the internet to search and cheat in the exam. Should the exam portal detect anomalies in the exam pattern,the exam will be automatically terminated. Repeat offense will lead to disqualification and reserve the right to not refund the exam fees in such scenarios.
Attendees will be required to show a photo ID to the exam portal to validate their registration.
This information will be emailed to the candidate. As a bare minimum, attendees must have a webcam and microphone enabled on the device where the exam will be taken
The certification does not have an expiration date. However, the passing certificate will mention the version of the exam which was passed by the candidate. It is advised that as we update the exam over time, candidates should retake the newer version as per their convenience and choice.
Currently, The SecOps group does not offer any training courses. However, we run a FREE learning portal called Vuln Machines (www.vulnmachines.com) which contains hundreds of labs across various cyber security disciplines. Candidates may find this useful along with other similar platforms and courses on the internet. To evaluate their knowledge as they advance in their career, candidates can check the certification courses offered by us.
Yes, candidates can retake the exam at any time. They must purchase a new exam voucher for every attempt.
All purchases are final. We do not offer refunds. However, candidates are allowed to substitute other candidates and pass their exam voucher to them. This can be done directly on the exam portal.
No. We pride ourself in being an independent certifying body. We do not provide any training or course material. However, the course syllabus is clearly listed for each certification.
Yes, the exam is AI proctored and all attendees must have a laptop with camera and microphone.
Please reach out to us on the support email provided for the certificate that you are taking.
Certified Appsec Practitioner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Blockchain Practitioner: email@example.com
We will review the cause of the termination. The AI powered proctoring is not flawless and we understand it. In all such genuine cases, we will restore your exam
We will shortly add a feature on our website to allow users to validate the certificate. For the time being, we are happy to validate your certificate manually. Please drop us an email.
All our exams have a minimum 60% pass marks. Attendees scoring less than 60% will not see the option to download their certificate.