CompTIA Pentest Plus Training

CompTIA Pentest+ Certification course is another intermediate level cybersecurity course (along with CySA+) that’s suitable for professionals who want to learn offensive security measures through penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. This course compliments CompTIA CySA+ which focuses on defensive security measures through incident detection and response.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts

  • Plan a Pen Test Engagement
  • Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement
  • Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance

  • Gather Background Information
  • Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests

  • Perform Social Engineering Tests
  • Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance

  • Scan Networks
  • Enumerate Targets
  • Scan for Vulnerabilities
  • Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results
  • Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks

  • Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit *Nix-Based Vulnerabilities

Lesson 8: Testing Applications

  • Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks

  • Use Lateral Movement Techniques
  • Use Persistence Techniques
  • Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results

  • Analyze Pen Test Data
  • Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies
  • Write and Handle Reports
  • Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities

Exam Info

The CompTIA Pentest+ course is a follow-up course to the Security+ course and prepares you for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam.

Exam Code PT1-001
Launch Date July 31, 2018
Number of Questions Maximum of 85
Length of Exam 165 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.
Retirement TBD – Usually three years after launch
Exam Cost $349 USD (see all pricing)

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Visit CompTIA Web Site for latest information on the exam. If you are unsure as to which certification is appropriate for you, visit CompTIA Career Pathway for guidance.

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