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CompTIA PenTest +

Learn PenTesting skills and earn a global certification.

    Stay ahead of the game in the ever-changing world of cybersecurity

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    Overview of CompTIA PenTest+

    The CompTIA PenTest+ is a distinctive certification exam for penetration testing, which is exclusively available at Pearson VUE testing centers. It includes a combination of performance-based and multiple-choice questions that evaluate the candidates’ expertise, proficiency, and comprehensive knowledge in conducting system-related tasks. To excel in the PenTest+ exam, candidates need to exhibit their proficiency in detecting and remedying any vulnerabilities found.

    PenTest+ certification sets itself apart from other cybersecurity certifications by necessitating the practical ability to assess devices in various environments such as cloud, mobile, desktops, and servers, making it a benchmark of cybersecurity proficiency.


    40 Hours

    Total Modules


    Program format

    Online/Offline/ Blended


    10 hours/week



    Who is the course for?

    Prospective candidates for this certification must meet the eligibility criteria of possessing 3-4 years of hands-on experience in information security or a relevant discipline, as well as a robust understanding of Network+, Security+, or equivalent proficiency.

    Take a look at our Comprehensive Curriculum

    Module 1

    Planning and Scoping

    Module 2

    Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning

    Module 3

    Attacks and Exploits

    Module 4

    Reporting and Communication

    Module 5

    Tools and Code Analysis

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    The course will cover various tools that you can learn and use.

    What will you learn

    Learning Objective of PenTest+

    CompTIA PenTest+ training from RTHA constitutes:

    Explain the importance of planning for an engagement

    Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly.

    Conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques

    Analyze vulnerability scan results

    Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems

    Exploit network-based vulnerabilities

    Exploit application-based vulnerabilities

    Summarise physical security attacks related to facilities

    Use Nmap to conduct information-gathering exercises

    Explain the key legal concepts.

    Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments.

    Perform a vulnerability scan

    Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation.

    Compare and contrast social engineering attacks

    Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities

    Exploit local host vulnerabilities

    Perform post-exploitation techniques

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    Why PenTest Plus Program different?

    PenTest+ is an essential certification that enables employers to trust that certified professionals possess the necessary skills to effectively evaluate, report on, and address vulnerabilities in their networks with security and accuracy. The unique combination of performance-based and multiple-choice questions in the PenTest+ exam showcases a candidate’s complete range of abilities, making it the only penetration testing exam of its kind.

    About the exam

    CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

    CompTIA 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.

    Successful candidates will have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings.

    Candidates will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.

    Cybersecurity Careers

    Penetration Tester

    Vulnerability Tester

    Security Analyst (II)

    Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

    Network Security Operations

    Application Security Vulnerability

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is ideal for individuals looking to advance their knowledge and expertise in IT cybersecurity. A solid knowledge base in IT cybersecurity, as well as experience in conducting penetration testing, is essential to excel in this field.

    The CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam evaluates intermediate-level offensive cybersecurity skills, with a specific emphasis on penetration testing and vulnerability analysis.

    Individuals with a CompTIA PenTest+ certification can explore job roles such as Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker, Security Analyst, Vulnerability Tester, and Security Consultant, among others.

    Through pen testing and vulnerability analysis, the CompTIA PenTest+ cybersecurity certification focuses on offensive skills at the intermediate skill level.
    • Schedule and define penetration tests
    • Perform passive reconnaissance
    • conducting non-technical tests to acquire dataC
    • Conduct active reconnaissance
    • Evaluate weaknesses
    • penetrate networks
    • Utilise host-based shortcomings
    • Testing software
    • Execute post-exploitation tasks
    • Examine and communicate penetration test findings

    Upon completing this course, students will possess the skills to create schedules and define penetration tests, conduct passive and active reconnaissance, evaluate weaknesses and penetrate networks, utilize host-based vulnerabilities, test software, execute post-exploitation tasks, and analyze and communicate the findings of a penetration test effectively.

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