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Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP)

Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP)

The Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP) is a professional certification acknowledging one’s knowledge and fluency with the Kali Linux penetration testing platform. Certificate holders can demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Kali Linux operating system.

Individuals holding this certification have achieved the skill and ability to put Kali Linux to use as advanced power users, capable of creating highly customized and secure deployments. In addition, the KLCP provides a foundational knowledge for any information security professional — allowing them to use it as a solid base in their information security career or a first step in more advanced training and certifications.

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How to Prepare

The body of knowledge that the Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP) relies upon can be found in the Kali Linux Revealed book (hardcopy and online version). To prepare yourself for the KLCP you must read, understand, and practice the topics and materials of the book in its entirety. The online version of the book includes additional exercises that drive through these topics hands-on. Make sure you complete these exercises, while understanding exactly what you are doing, down to the individual commands. For extra assurance, familiarize yourself with the documents found in the Kali Documentation site.

Exam Overview

The KLCP certification exam is a computer-based 80 question, multiple choice exam. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam and will receive your score upon completion. The questions are derived from the material covered in the book and body of knowledge described above.

Scheduling Your Exam

Please use the links on the right side of this page to locate the nearest testing center, schedule your exam, and submit the fees.


Should you pass the certification exam, you will receive a printed certificate showing your achievement. The Kali Linux team will reach out to you to obtain delivery information. Once your delivery information has been provided, you can expect your certificate in 30-40 days.

Still Have Questions?

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions on the Kali website.

Last updated 2018-05-23