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CompTIA PenTest+

From: £595.00 + VAT

About the
course

PT0-001 & PT0-002
Advanced
165 minutes to complete the exam
Maximum of 85 questions, Multiple choice and performance-based
750 (on a scale of 100-900)
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.

CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.

Why is it different?

CompTIA PenTest+ is the most comprehensive exam covering all penetration testing stages. Unlike other penetration testing exams that only cover a portion of stages with essay questions and hands-on, PenTest+ uses both performance-based and knowledge-based questions to ensure all stages are addressed.

PenTest+ is the only exam on the market to include all aspects of vulnerability management. It not only covers hands-on vulnerability assessment, scanning, and analysis, but also includes planning, scoping, and managing weaknesses, not just exploiting them.

PenTest+ is the most current penetration testing exam covering the latest techniques against expanded attack surfaces. It is a unique exam that requires a candidate to demonstrate the most relevant pen testing skills for the cloud, hybrid environments, web applications, Internet of Things (IoT), and traditional on-premises.

About the exam

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. The CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam will verify successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Plan and scope a penetration testing engagement
  • Understand legal and compliance requirements
  • Perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing using appropriate tools and techniques, and then analyze the results
  • Produce a written report containing proposed remediation techniques, effectively
  • communicate results to the management team, and provide practical recommendations

PenTest+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. 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.

What you'll learn at a glance

Why use PenTest+?

  • Includes updated techniques emphasizing governance, risk, and compliance concepts, scoping and organizational/customer requirements, and demonstrating an ethical hacking mindset
  • Expanded to focus on the importance of reporting and communication in an increased regulatory environment during the pen testing process through analyzing findings and recommending appropriate remediation within a report
  • Includes updated skills on performing vulnerability scanning and passive/active reconnaissance, vulnerability management, as well as analyzing the results of the reconnaissance exercise
  • Includes updated concepts of identifying scripts in various software deployments, analyzing a script or code sample, and explaining use cases of various tools used during the phases of a penetration test. It is important to note that no scripting and coding is required
  • Includes updated approaches to expanded attack surfaces, researching social engineering techniques, performing network attacks, wireless attacks, application-based attacks and attacks on cloud technologies, and performing post-exploitation techniques
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Average salary for CompTIA PenTest+ Professionals

£70,000.00+

The average pentest+ salary in the United Kingdom is £70,000 per year or £35.90 per hour. Entry level positions start at £62,500 per year while most experienced workers make up to £77,500 per year.

Job Roles

  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Consultant
  • Cloud Penetration Tester
  • Web App Penetration Tester
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Network & Security Specialist
  • Lead PenTester
  • Cyber Threat Specialist
Frequently asked questions

You’ve got questions & we’ve got answers

You will earn the CompTIA PenTest+ certification by passing one exam that includes both multiple-choice and performance-based questions. Read on for some advice that can increase your chance to succeed in your exam and achieve CompTIA PenTest+ certification status.

In its very basic nature, the CompTIA PenTest+ exam is not that much different from any other written test that you may have taken to-date. The exam uses various question types to verify your knowledge in of the following areas:

  • Planning and scoping a penetration test assessment
  • Understanding legal and compliance requirements
  • Performing vulnerability scanning and pen testing
  • Analyzing data
  • Effectively reporting and communicating results

Being well-prepared remains your best bet to score a positive exam outcome, namely passing the test and being awarded the CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

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. Read on to learn more about the certification period and ways how you can renew your CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

CompTIA PenTest+ is a member of our group of certifications with globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status. They expire three years from the date they are earned and can be renewed through our continuing education program.

We refer to certifications within their three-year period after a successful exam, or when it is successfully renewed, as active. We refer to certifications as expired if they are not renewed. If your certification has expired, the only way to get it back again is to pass the certification exam again.

CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability assessment and management.

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. CompTIA PenTest+ is an intermediate-skills level cybersecurity certification that focuses on offensive skills through pen testing and vulnerability assessment. Successful candidates will have the following skills:

  • Plan and scope penetration tests
  • Conduct passive reconnaissance
  • Perform non-technical tests to gather information/li>
  • Conduct active reconnaissance
  • Analyze vulnerabilities
  • Penetrate networks
  • Exploit host-based vulnerabilities
  • Test applications
  • Complete post-exploit tasks
  • Analyze and report penetration test results

The CompTIA PenTest+ exam focuses on today’s best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security including more emphasis on the practical and hands-on ability to perform tasks on systems.

The CompTIA PenTest+ exam has no more than 85 questions. After completing the exam, you will be asked to fill out some optional exit survey information about your study practices and why you decided to get certified. This will consist of about 12 multiple choice questions.

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