Penetration testing is performed by purposefully carrying out a cyber-attack on an organisation’s computer systems in order to gauge the effectiveness of that company’s IT security measures.
The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is a highly sought-after, hands-on course that teaches networking and security professionals to perform these tests in their own organisations.
This certification is the final step towards the CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP) or Network Security Professional (CNSP) certifications. It will also bring you a step closer to gaining the CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert (CSIE) certification.
CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.
PenTest+ is unique because our certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.
This course is intended for advanced students and cybersecurity practitioners who will actively test networks and computer systems for vulnerabilities.
There are no prerequisites to study the CompTIA PenTest+ course. CompTIA recommends candidates to have Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
By choosing online learning instead of a classroom based course, it eliminates the need for time away from work, saving you valuable time and money. It is ideal for those with tight schedules as our online courses give you 12 months unlimited access to all the course materials, so you can study at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to easily resume your studies whenever you have the time. All you need is internet connection to study, so you can study from the comfort of your home or any environment that suits you.
This course will teach you how to recognise and exploit various types of networks and computer systems. This course will provide you with various examples of testing, as used by professional Penetration Testers in their own organisations.
CompTIA PenTest+ Curriculum:
- The Pen Test Engagement
- Passive Reconnaissance
- Active Reconnaissance
- Physical Security
- Social Engineering
- Vulnerability Scan Analysis
- Password Cracking
- Penetrating Wired Networks
- Penetrating Wireless Networks
- Windows Exploits
- Linux Exploits
- Mobile Devices
- Specialised Systems
- Application Testing
- Web App Exploits
- Lateral Movement
- Post-Engagement Clean-up
- The Report
- Cover Your Tracks
To earn your official PenTest+ certification from CompTIA, you will need to study this course and achieve a passing mark for the CompTIA PenTest PT0-001 exam.
To prepare you for your exam, we provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you’re fully prepared for the real thing. Once you’ve passed with at least 85%, you’ll be ready to book your exam as a private candidate. To make life easier, we can help you find an appropriate exam centre and give you all the information you need to secure your place.
Please note that the CompTIA exam fees are not included in the course price. To find the latest exam prices, click here.
Once you’re fully prepared and ready to sit your exam, all you’ll have to do is purchase your exam voucher and schedule your exam at a test centre near you. You can use the Pearson Vue Test Locator to find test centre locations near you.
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