CompTIA PenTest+

Security controls can’t be trusted until they’re tested
Overview

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyse data, and effectively report and communicate results.

Course Code
PEN5PLS
Duration
5 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

To build on security basics by covering various penetration tests for different technologies and network components.

Who is this course for

Delegates looking to possess the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform penetration testing tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

Benefits for your organisation

While having a general awareness of security and implementing various controls is great, but unless you have staff with the skill to test your security, you can’t guarantee you are protected from attacks. The reports generated from Pen Tests can inform business decisions and give stakeholders peace of mind.

Benefits for you as an individual

PenTest+ is a CompTIA qualification and as such is internationally recognised, this course can lead to further qualifications in security and is useful for a wide variety of career paths.

Planning and Scoping
  • Rules of Engagement.
  • Escalation Path.
  • Budget.
  • Analysis and timelines.
  • Resources.
Key Concepts
  • Contracts.
  • Environmental Differences.
  • Authorisation.
Network Scanning
  • Wireless standards and vulnerabilities.
  • Network Discovery.
  • Port Scanning.
  • Enumeration.
Vulnerabilities
  • Researching.
  • Remote Scanning.
  • Web & Databases.
Mobile Devices & Apps
  • iOS and Android Architecture.
  • Mobile Pen Tests.
  • Security Testing.
  • Software Assurance.
Network Attacks
  • DNS.
  • DDoS.
  • Layer 2 Attacks.
  • Common Protocols.
Wireless Attacks
  • Wireless Encryption.
  • Cracking WEP.
  • MiTM.
Web & Database Attacks
  • Server Side.
  • Client Side.
  • HTML Injection.
Local Host Vulnerabilities
  • OS.
  • Post-exploitation.
  • Services.
  • Extraction.
Physical Pen Testing
  • People.
  • Environmental.
  • Device Security.
Governance and Policy
  • Pen Test Reports.
  • Delivery activities.
  • Communication.
Prerequisites

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.

More about the exam

The CompTIA PenTest+ exam is entirely optional.

If you purchase an exam voucher as part of your course booking then please course contact us after your course and we will provide you with your 12 month exam voucher to be used at your leisure at a Pearson VUE test centre.

We highly recommend that you continue with post course self-study before you sit the examination.

About the Lead Trainer

Jason is one of the technical trainers here at Quanta covering areas such as the CompTIA course track and Microsoft systems and applications. Jason has previously worked as a web designer, system administrator and technical consultant for organisations including a plant nursery and web service provider.

When he’s not at Quanta, Jason is an avid American Football fan and can also occasionally be found singing and dancing with local Amateur Gilbert and Sullivan societies. He does however promise to keep the theatrics to a minimum in the classroom.