CompTIA PenTest+ Certificate - Training with Live Labs, Tutor Support & Official Exam (Online)

What is the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

Gaining your CompTIA PenTest+ Certificate is beneficial for individuals looking to get into Cyber Security, or for Cyber Security professionals currently tasked with vulnerability management and penetration testing.

This certification will help you embark on a career as an Ethical Hacker, Penetration Tester, Security Analysts, as well as a range of other security related career options.

Upon completion of this certification and exam you’ll have the ability and latest penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment skills required to determine the resiliency of a network against attacks. You’ll also have the necessary skills to be able to customise assessment frameworks, to collaborate on and report findings successfully.

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
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  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Official Exam
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Official Exam
Course Details

Is the CompTIA PenTest+ Online Course suitable for me?

A CompTIA PenTest+ Certification is a great option for individuals looking to make their way into Cyber Security, or for those who currently hold other CompTIA certifications and now want Cyber Security knowledge and experience.

If you’re interested in earning your CompTIA PenTest+ Certification in your own time, wherever suits you best, this option is best for you.


Required: No required prerequisites for this CompTIA PenTest+ Certification.

Recommended: As this course is intended to be a follow up to the CompTIA Security+ Certification, we recommend that you first complete your CompTIA Security+ Certification, then move onto this certification.

Career Opportunities with a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

The average salary for a Cyber Security professional is £70k per annum.

With a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification, you can start applying for job roles such as:

  •    Security Analyst - £50k
  •    Vulnerability Assessment Analyst - £51k
  •    Penetration Tester - £55k
  •    Vulnerability Tester - £55k
  •    Network Security - £60k

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Why should I choose to study a CompTIA Certification?

With a CompTIA certification you will validate you IT skills and knowledge to current and future employers, reinforcing that you have the necessary attributes to succeed in a job within this sector.

CompTIA certifications are often regarded as a minimal qualification for those looking to get into the IT and Cyber Security industry, and their certifications are internationally recognised, enabling you to seek employment abroad.

Students new to IT

As an individual new to IT but looking to get into this sector, a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification will show you have the necessary skills to gain employment in Cyber Security and help you CV to stand out. Once you have completed your training and exam, this certification will enable you to apply for, and get, a job in the Cyber Security field, and give you the confidence to perform your daily responsibilities successfully.

Current IT Professionals

If you already work in the IT industry and are looking to move into Cyber Security, the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification is the best place to start, to gain the essential techniques and knowledge of securing systems, using penetration testing tools and more.

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You’ll also benefit from:

  •    Training sessions which are focused on you
  •    Recruitment insight to enhance your employability
  •    Having a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner
  •    Unlimited Tutor Support
  •    Flexible payment plans

Learning Outcomes

Throughout this virtual classroom you will study the following topics:

  •    Planning & Scoping – Be able to explain the importance of planning and essential aspects of compliance-based assessments
  •    Penetration Testing Tools – Understand how to conduct information collection exercises using a series of tools and be able to analyse output and basic scripts, such as Bash and Python
  •    Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification – Know how to gather information to prepare for exploitation and then go on to perform a vulnerability scan to analyse the results
  •    Reporting & Communication – Utilise report handling and writing best practices to explain recommend strategies for mitigation, for discovered vulnerabilities
  •    Attacks & Exploits – Be able to exploit networks, applications and RF-based vulnerabilities, as well being able to summarise physical security attacks. Know how to perform post-exploitation techniques  

CompTIA PenTest+ Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction


The PenTest+ Exam

What Does This Course Cover?

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Exam Objectives

Module 2: Penetration Testing

What Is Penetration Testing?

Reasons for Penetration Testing

Who Performs Penetration Tests?

The CompTIA Penetration Testing Process

The Cyber Kill Chain

Tools of the Trade


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 3: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

Scoping and Planning Engagements

Key Legal Concepts for Penetration Tests

Understanding Compliance-Based Assessments


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 4: Information Gathering

Footprinting and Enumeration

Active Reconnaissance and Enumeration

Information Gathering and Defences


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 5: Vulnerability Scanning

Identifying Vulnerability Management Requirements

Configuring and Executing Vulnerability Scans

Software Security Testing

Developing a Remediation Workflow

Overcoming Barriers to Vulnerability Scanning


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 6: Analysing Vulnerability Scans

Reviewing and Interpreting Scan Reports

Validating Scan Results

Common Vulnerabilities


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 7: Exploit and Pivot

Exploits and Attacks

Exploitation Toolkits

Exploit Specifics

Leveraging Exploits

Persistence and Evasion


Covering Your Tracks


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 8: Exploiting Network Vulnerabilities

Conducting Network Exploits

Exploiting Windows Services

Exploiting Common Services

Wireless Exploits


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 9: Exploiting Physical and Social Vulnerabilities

Physical Facility Penetration Testing

Social Engineering


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 10: Exploiting Application Vulnerabilities

Exploiting Injection Vulnerabilities

Exploiting Authentication Vulnerabilities

Exploiting Authorisation Vulnerabilities

Exploiting Web Application Vulnerabilities

Unsecure Coding Practices

Application Testing Tools


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 11: Exploiting Host Vulnerabilities

Attacking Hosts

Remote Access

Attacking Virtual Machines and Containers

Physical Device Security

Attacking Mobile Devices

Credential Attacks


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 12: Scripting for Penetration Testing

Scripting and Penetration Testing

Variables, Arrays, and Substitutions

Comparison Operations

String Operations

Flow Control

Input and Output (I/O)

Error Handling


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

Module 13: Reporting and Communication

The Importance of Communication

Recommending Mitigation Strategies

Writing a Penetration Testing Report

Wrapping Up the Engagement


Exam Essentials

Lab Exercises

CompTIA Server+ Exam Details

Exam Description

The CompTIA Project+ exam certifies the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through this certification, enabling you to effectively plan and scope an assessment, understand compliance and legal requirements, and know how to perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.

Number of questions

Maximum of 85 questions.

Type of questions

Performance-based, multiple-choice questions.

Time Limit

165 minutes per exam

Passing Score

750 out of 900

Available Languages

English and Japanese.

Payment Options

If you are funding your own course, we can provide a multitude of flexible payment plans and pricing options, some of which are listed below:

  •    Pay for the course in full via bank transfer, debit/ credit card or PayPal;
  •    Pay in 2 to 12 monthly instalments – interest free!
  •    Alternative finance options*

*Finance is a great way to help you spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy, you can apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

We offer a range of interest-free and interest-bearing finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. Please contact our team today for further details.

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