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CompTIA PenTest+

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CompTIA PenTest+ is the most comprehensive cybersecurity exam covering all red team activities and is designed for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.

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. The CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam will verify successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Plan and scope a penetration testing engagement
  • Understand legal and compliance requirements
  • Perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing using appropriate tools and
  • techniques, and then analyze the results
  • Produce a written report containing proposed remediation techniques, effectively
  • Communicate results to the management team, and provide practical recommendations


  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Consultant
  • Cloud Penetration Tester
  • Web App Penetration Tester
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Network & Security Specialist


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments.
  • Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyse output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
  • Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyse results.
  • Utilise report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.
  • Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies.
  • Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses, as well as enterprise environments.
  • CompTIA Network + or CompTIA Security + or equivalent knowledge
  • Hands-on information security experience

Recommended prerequisites:

  • G005 - CompTIA Network+
  • G013 - CompTIA Security+


Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • PT0-002 - CompTIA Pentest+ Certification


Lesson 1: Scoping Organizational/Customer Requirements

Lesson 2: Defining the Rules of Engagement

Lesson 3: Footprinting and Gathering Intelligence

Lesson 4: Evaluating Human and Physical Vulnerabilities

Lesson 5: Preparing the Vulnerability Scan

Lesson 6: Scanning Logical Vulnerabilities

Lesson 7: Analyzing Scanning Results

Lesson 8: Avoiding Detection and Covering Tracks

Lesson 9: Exploiting the LAN and Cloud

Lesson 10: Testing Wireless Networks

Lesson 11: Targeting Mobile Devices

Lesson 12: Attacking Specialized Systems

Lesson 13: Web Application-Based Attacks

Lesson 14: Performing System Hacking

Lesson 15: Scripting and Software Development

Lesson 16: Leveraging the Attack: Pivot and Penetrate

Lesson 17: Communicating During the PenTesting Process

Lesson 18: Summarizing Report Components

Lesson 19: Recommending Remediation

Lesson 20: Performing Post-Report Delivery Activities

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Note - This course is delivered via our training partner Global Knowledge.

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£2,795 per delegate
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£2,295 per delegate

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