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CompTIA PenTest+
Course Code LSBE/PRO/CPT+
Duration 1 week
Level Professional Certification
Pedagogy Blended | Online
CompTIA PenTest+
A PenTest+ certification allows students to demonstrate hands-on proficiency in testing devices in new environments, including cloud, mobile, and traditional desktops and servers
  • PenTest certification from CompTIA
  • Study time: 15-20 hours
  • Component vendor: CompTIA
  • Provider: Skillsoft
  • Support for students: StudentCareTM, Career Services, and expert mentoring
  • Prerequisites: Completed the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ or strong experience in computers, networking and security Assessment: 1 x 165 minute exam (included), 90 multiple
  • choice and performance-based questions. Also includes practice exam and questions
  • Resources: Internet access and email
  • Ideal for: Cyber security professional
  • Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts
  • Plan a Pen Test Engagement
  • Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement
  • Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement
  • Gather Background Information
  • Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps
  • Perform Social Engineering Tests
  • Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities
  • Scan Networks
  • Enumerate Targets
  • Scan for Vulnerabilities
  • Analyse Basic Scripts
  • Analyse Vulnerability Scan Results
  • Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation
  • Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit Specialised Systems
  • Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit *Nix-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Test Source Code and Compiled Apps
  • Use Lateral Movement Techniques
  • Use Persistence Techniques
  • Use Anti-Forensics Techniques
  • Analyse Pen Test Data
  • Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies
  • Write and Handle Reports
  • Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities
Why choose the CompTIA PenTest+?
CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam offered at Pearson VUE testing centres with both performance-oriented and multiple-choice questions
Included in your modules
  • Planning for an Engagement
  • Scoping an Engagement
  • Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Social Engineering and Specialised System Attacks
  • Network-Based Exploits
  • Application-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Local Host Vulnerabilities
  • Post-Exploitation and Facilities Attacks
  • Penetration Testing Tools
  • Reporting and Communication
  • Analysing Tool and Script Output
  • Application-Based Vulnerabilities
Get certified the Learning People way
Professional development that works around you
  • 12 months of unlimited access
  • Expert mentors
  • Global community of peers
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients
  • Global community of peers
Average salary after completing
£47k You can earn an average of £47,373.50 a year
Entry Requirements Applicant must possess the following for entry into CompTIA PenTest+
  • Choose Your IT Certification
  • Get Familiar With Your IT Certification Exam
  • Begin Learning and Training for Your Exam
  • Register and Take Your Certification Exam
Applicants will also be required to complete the following: 
  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement 
  2. Provide a copy of original qualification certificates and proof of ID, e.g. Passport 
  3. Applicants will also be invited to attend an online interview 

English Language Requirements 
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country then s/he must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5. We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course. If a learner doesn't meet the English language requirements then s/he can achieve the required level by successfully completing a pre-sessional English course before starting the main course. 

To complete the course, students should have access to: 
  1.  a laptop or Desktop PC with relevant online learning third-party Softwares, e.g. Zoom 
  2.  a webcam and headphones 
  3.  internet speeds with a minimum bandwidth of 600kbps (up/down), with a recommended speed of 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
What is CompTIA PenTest+ Certification?
CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability assessment and management. CompTIA PenTest+ is an intermediate-skills level cybersecurity certification that focuses on offensive skills through pen testing and vulnerability assessment.

What is the pattern of the examination?
1. Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions per exam
2. Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based
3. Length of Test: 90 Minutes per exam
4. Passing Score: 220-1001: 675 (on a scale of 900) | 220-1002: 700 (on a scale of 900)
5. Recommended Experience: 9 to 12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field

Are the CompTIA instructors experienced?
Yes, all of our CompTIA trainers have many years of experience.

How long is my CompTIA Certification valid for?
Your CompTIA PenTest+ certification is good for three years from the date you pass your certification exam. Through our continuing education (CE) program, you can easily renew CompTIA PenTest+ and extend it for additional three-year periods.

What kind of job I can do?
There are a wide range of roles you can undertake which may require a CompTIA qualification. There are roles for all levels of experience and qualifications. Typical job roles include:
  • Technical support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • IT support technician
  • IT support administrator
  • IT support specialist

What to do after CompTIA?
If you have just taken any of the CompTIA courses then you can now use this knowledge in your responsibilities in your current role or use the qualification to bolster your CV when looking for a new job.