CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management

The new CompTIA PenTest+ exam is available now!

Why is it different?

CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center 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.

About the exam 

  • CompTIA PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks.
  • Successful candidates will have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings.
  • Candidates will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.

CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

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CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for intermediate skills level cybersecurity professionals who are tasked with hands-on penetration testing to identify, exploit, report, and manage vulnerabilities on a network. 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.

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CompTIA Pentest+ Benefits

Upon Completion of this Course, you will accomplish following:-

  • Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
  • Explain key legal concepts.
  • Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly.
  • Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments.
  • Conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
  • Perform a vulnerability scan.
  • Analyse vulnerability scan results
  • Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation.
  • Explain weaknesses related to specialised systems
  • Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
  • Exploit network-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit application-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit local host vulnerabilities
  • Summarise physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Perform post-exploitation techniques
  • Use Nmap to conduct information gathering exercises
  • Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
  • Analyse tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Analyse a basic script (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell) Reporting and Communication
  • Use report writing and handling best practices
  • Explain post-report delivery activities
  • Recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process

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