CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training

Course Overview

This five-day CompTIA PenTest+ certification training course is intended for cybersecurity professionals at an intermediate skills level. The course dives into the skills and knowledge for hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment techniques for identifying, exploiting, and and reporting on network vulnerabilities. This course also addresses management skills for planning and managing identified network weaknesses. 


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8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
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8:00AM - 5:00PM

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8:30AM - 4:30PM

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8:30AM - 4:30PM

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8:30AM - 4:30PM

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Course Outline

Planning and Scoping

  • Understand the importance of planning for an engagement
  • Key legal concepts
  • Understand the importance of scoping an engagement correctly
  • Understand critical aspects of compliance-based assessments 

Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

  • For various scenarios, execute information gathering with different techniques
  • Vulnerability scanning techniques for various scenarios
  • Analyzing vulnerability scanning results
  • Process for leveraging information to prepare for exploitation
  • Weaknesses and specialized systems

Attacks and Exploits

  • Understanding differences between social engineering attacks
  • Exploiting network-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting application-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting local host vulnerabilities
  • Physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Post exploitation techniques

Penetration Testing Tools

  • Utilizing Nmap to execute information gathering exercises
  • Understanding the use cases for different tools
  • Analyzing tool output data from a penetration test
  • Analyzing basic scripts (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell)

Reporting and Communication

  • Report writing and handling best practices
  • Post report delivery activities
  • Mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Communication during the penetration testing process

PenTest+ Exam Information

  • Exam PT0-001
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Question type: multiple choice and performance-based questions
  • Passing Score: 750 on scale of 100-900
  • Test Duration: 165 minutes
  • Delivery – Pearson VUE
  • Price – $346

Exam Objectives

Exam ObjectivePercentage of Exam
Planning and Scoping 15%
Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification 22%
Attacks and Exploits 30%
Penetration Testing Tools 17%
Reporting and Communication 16%

FAQs for PenTest+ Training

Who should attend this training?

This course is intended for cybersecurity professionals with intermediate skills level and typical job roles include Penetration Testers, Vulnerability Testers, Security Analysts (II), Vulnerability Assessment Analysts, Network Security Operations, and
Application Security Vulnerability professionals.

What are the prerequisites for this training?

Students should have 3-4 years of experience with penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and management.

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  • Included in this CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training

    • 5 days instructor-led training
    • CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training training book
    • 5-Day Training with a PenTest+ Certified Instructor & CompTIA Platinum Partner Training Center
    • PenTest+ Courseware
    • PenTest+ Labs (6 Months)
    • Online Mentoring (6 Months)
    • Pre and Post Assessments
    • Onsite Exam Scheduling
    • PenTest+ Exam Voucher with Second Chance Voucher Included
    • Certificate of Completion for up to 40 CEUs/CPEs to be used toward renewing relevant certifications
    • Course Retake Guarantee
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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