About the course
CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.
CompTIA PenTest+ focuses on offense through penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. It involves launching attacks on systems, discovering the vulnerabilities and managing them and is intended for cybersecurity professionals tasked with identifying, exploiting, reporting and managing vulnerabilities on a network. This course covers the following areas:
Planning & Scoping
Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessment.
Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification
Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyze results.
Attacks & Exploits
Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarise physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques.
Penetration Testing Tools
Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyze output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
Reporting & Communication
Utilise report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.
Official CompTIA courseware
Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus