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.
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:
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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Throughout this virtual classroom you will study the following topics:
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
Module 3: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests
Scoping and Planning Engagements
Key Legal Concepts for Penetration Tests
Understanding Compliance-Based Assessments
Module 4: Information Gathering
Footprinting and Enumeration
Active Reconnaissance and Enumeration
Information Gathering and Defences
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
Module 6: Analysing Vulnerability Scans
Reviewing and Interpreting Scan Reports
Validating Scan Results
Module 7: Exploit and Pivot
Exploits and Attacks
Persistence and Evasion
Covering Your Tracks
Module 8: Exploiting Network Vulnerabilities
Conducting Network Exploits
Exploiting Windows Services
Exploiting Common Services
Module 9: Exploiting Physical and Social Vulnerabilities
Physical Facility Penetration Testing
Module 10: Exploiting Application Vulnerabilities
Exploiting Injection Vulnerabilities
Exploiting Authentication Vulnerabilities
Exploiting Authorisation Vulnerabilities
Exploiting Web Application Vulnerabilities
Unsecure Coding Practices
Application Testing Tools
Module 11: Exploiting Host Vulnerabilities
Attacking Virtual Machines and Containers
Physical Device Security
Attacking Mobile Devices
Module 12: Scripting for Penetration Testing
Scripting and Penetration Testing
Variables, Arrays, and Substitutions
Input and Output (I/O)
Module 13: Reporting and Communication
The Importance of Communication
Recommending Mitigation Strategies
Writing a Penetration Testing Report
Wrapping Up the Engagement
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.
165 minutes per exam
750 out of 900
English and Japanese.
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:
*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.