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CompTIA PenTest+

The CompTIA PenTest+ course covers all penetration testing stages necessary for cybersecurity professionals responsible for vulnerability management.
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Course overview

CompTIA: the world's leading provider of IT certifications. 2.5+ million issued, including in cybersecurity.

The CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals responsible for penetration testing and vulnerability management. This internationally recognised online course covers vulnerability assessments, scanning, and analysis, but also includes planning, scoping, and managing weaknesses which then could be produced in written reports with proposed solutions.

This CompTIA PenTest+ certification program is a highly sought-after credential approved by the U.S. Department of Defence, meeting the stringent requirements set out in ISO 17024 standards.

CompTIA does recommend that you have already completed the CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and a minimum of 3 to 4 years hand-on experience. The course is intended to follow the CompTIA Security+ course.

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The CompTIA PenTest+ certification has several career benefits for those looking to further their expertise in the field of penetration testing and ethical hacking. This certification helps individuals stand out from the crowd when applying for job opportunities, as employers know that those with this certification have the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful. Additionally, it can help professionals demonstrate your commitment to the profession and stay up-to-date on the latest technologies.

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What will I learn?

What skills you'll gain from the CompTIA PenTest+ course.

  • Be prepared with the latest techniques in governance, risk, and compliance. Learn how to scope organisational and customer requirements while demonstrating an ethical hacking mindset.
  • Learn how to perform vulnerability scanning and reconnaissance, manage vulnerabilities, and analyse the results of reconnaissance exercise.
  • Discover the newest strategies to exploit extended attack surfaces, social engineering approaches, network and wireless assaults, app-based attacks on cloud technology and post-exploitation techniques.
  • The pen testing process has been expanded to emphasise the significance of reporting and communication in a more regulated atmosphere. Through evaluating discoveries and suggesting suitable remediation in a report.
  • Understand the fundamentals of scripting and coding for various software deployments, learn to analyse scripts or code samples, and gain insights of tools used in penetration testing – No scripting or coding required.

Achieve ultimate success on the CompTIA PenTest+ exam with our comprehensive course. Learn all the skills and gain all the knowledge needed to excel.

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CompTIA PenTest+ course details

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a major presence in the international information technology sector, representing an impressive $5 trillion industry. By serving as advocates for the millions of professionals involved in designing, manufacturing, managing, and safeguarding technology for economies around the world, CompTIA drives progress in this field.
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 85 questions
  • Types of Questions: Performance-based and multiple choice
  • Length of Test: 165 minutes
  • Passing Score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  1. The Pen Test Engagement
  2. Passive Reconnaissance
  3. Active Reconnaissance
  4. Physical Security
  5. Social Engineering
  6. Vulnerability Scan Analysis
  7. Password Cracking
  8. Penetrating Wired Networks
  9. Penetrating Wireless Networks
  10. Windows Exploits
  11. Linux Exploits
  12. Mobile Devices
  13. Specialised Systems
  14. Scripts
  15. Application Testing
  16. Web App Exploits
  17. Lateral Movement
  18. Persistence
  19. Post-Engagement Clean-up
  20. The Report
  21. Cover Your Tracks

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