CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Overview

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

  • Understanding Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • What is the Difference Between Ethical Hacking and Nonethical Hacking?
  • Understanding the Current Threat Landscape
  • Exploring Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • Penetration Testing Methods

Module 2: Planning and Scoping a Penetration Testing Assessment

  • Explaining the Importance of the Planning and Preparation Phase
  • Understanding the Legal Concepts of Penetration Testing
  • Learning How to Scope a Penetration Testing Engagement Properly
  • Learning the Key Aspects of Compliance-Based Assessments

Module 3: Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

  • Understanding Information Gathering and Reconnaissance
  • Understanding the Art of Performing Vulnerability Scans
  • Understanding How to Analyse Vulnerability Scan Results

Module 4: Social Engineering Attacks

  • Understanding Social Engineering Attacks
  • Phishing
  • Pharming
  • Malvertising
  • Spear Phishing
  • SMS Phishing
  • Voice Phishing
  • Whaling
  • Elicitation, Interrogation, and Impersonation (Pretexting)
  • Social Engineering Motivation Techniques Shoulder Surfing
  • USB Key Drop and Social Engineering

Module 5: Exploiting Wired and Wireless Networks

  • Exploiting Network-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Wireless and RF-Based Attacks and Vulnerabilities

Module 6: Exploiting Application-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Overview of Web Applications for Security Professionals
  • How to Build Your Own Web Application Lab
  • Exploiting Authentication-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authorisation-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
  • Understanding Clickjacking
  • Exploiting Security Misconfigurations
  • Exploiting File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Insecure Code Practices

Module 7: Exploiting Local Host and Physical Security Vulnerabilities

  • Exploiting Local Host Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Physical Security Attacks

Module 8: Performing Post-Exploitation Techniques

  • Maintaining Persistence After Compromising a System
  • Understanding How to Perform Lateral Movement
  • Understanding How to Cover Your Tracks and Clean Up Systems After a Penetration Testing Engagement

Module 9: Penetration Testing Tools

  • Understanding the Different Use Cases of Penetration Testing Tools and
  • How to Analyse Their Output
  • Penetration Testing–Focused Linux Distributions
  • Common Tools for Reconnaissance and Enumeration
  • Encapsulation and Tunnelling Using DNS and Other Protocols Like NTP
  • Common De-compilation, Disassembling, and Debugging Tools
  • Leveraging Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell in Penetration Testing Engagements

Module 10: Understanding How to Finalise a Penetration Test

  • Explaining Post-Engagement Activities
  • Surveying Report Writing Best Practices
  • Understanding the Importance of a Quality Report
  • Discussing Best Practices of Writing a Penetration Testing Report
  • Understanding Report Handling and Communications Best Practices

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Who should attend this CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Course?

The CompTIA PenTest+ Coures is designed for Cybersecurity professionals who want to specialise in Penetration Testing or ethical hacking. This CompTIA PenTest+ Training is especially beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Penetration Testers
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Security Analysts
  • Information Security Managers
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Auditors

Prerequisites of the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this CompTIA PenTest+ Course. However, it will be beneficial for delegates to have some prior experience or knowledge in network and system administration, as well as a foundational understanding of Information Security principles.

CompTIA PenTest+ Training Course Overview

The CompTIA PenTest+ Training Course offered by The Knowledge Academy is an extensive program tailored to empower cybersecurity professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to proficiently conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Penetration testing, often referred to as pen testing, stands as a critical practice within cybersecurity, enabling organisations to proactively detect and address security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious individuals or groups.

This CompTIA PenTest+ Training is specifically designed to cater to the needs of cybersecurity analysts, ethical hackers, security consultants, and IT professionals who are keen on advancing their expertise in cybersecurity. By attending the CompTIA PenTest+ Course, individuals can prioritise enhancing their capabilities in performing penetration tests, identifying security weaknesses, and offering recommendations to fortify an organisation's overall security posture.

This 4-day training by The Knowledge Academy equips delegates with a comprehensive understanding of penetration testing methodologies and techniques. Delegates will learn various facets of penetration testing, including meticulous planning and scoping, thorough information gathering, comprehensive vulnerability assessment, strategic exploitation, detailed post-exploitation analysis, and effective reporting practices.

Course Objectives

  • To learn various Penetration Testing tools for identifying and exploiting security vulnerabilities
  • To assess the risks associated with security vulnerabilities and recommend appropriate remediation measures
  • To develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • To conduct penetration testing responsibly and ethically
  • To write reliable Penetration Testing reports

Upon completing the CompTIA PenTest+ Course, participants will possess the knowledge, skills, and certification necessary to conduct penetration tests and vulnerability assessments effectively. They will be equipped to identify and address security weaknesses, enhance organisational security posture, and mitigate the risk of cyber threats, ultimately contributing to a more resilient and secure IT environment.

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What’s included in this CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • CompTIA PenTest+ Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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CompTIA PenTest+ Certification FAQs

The CompTIA PenTest+ is a cybersecurity certification that validates the skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on penetration tests.
The CompTIA PenTest+ Training is important as it demonstrates proficiency in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in network infrastructure, applications, and systems, helping organisations proactively strengthen their security posture and defend against cyber threats.
The benefits of taking this CompTIA PenTest+ Training include acquiring in-demand penetration testing skills, increasing career opportunities in cybersecurity roles, gaining recognition as a qualified penetration tester, and enhancing the ability to assess and mitigate security risks effectively.
While there are no strict prerequisites for taking the PenTest+ Course, CompTIA recommends having Network+ and Security+ certifications, along with a minimum of three to four years of hands-on experience in information security or related fields.
The CompTIA PenTest+ Training includes world-class training sessions from experienced instructors, the CompTIA PenTest+ certificate, and a digital delegate pack.
The duration of this CompTIA PenTest+ Training is four days.
Yes, upon completing this CompTIA PenTest+ Training and passing the PenTest+ certification exam, participants will receive the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification.
Career opportunities after completing this CompTIA PenTest+ Training include roles such as Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker, Security Consultant, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Security Analyst, Incident Responder, and Cybersecurity Engineer in various industries and organisations.
The CompTIA PenTest+ Training is recognised globally and is respected in the cybersecurity industry. It focuses specifically on penetration testing skills and techniques, making it ideal for individuals interested in pursuing careers as penetration testers or ethical hackers.
The CompTIA PenTest+ Training boosts a candidate's credibility in the cybersecurity field by verifying their proficiency in conducting penetration tests and identifying vulnerabilities, thus enhancing their reputation as a skilled professional. Holding this certification demonstrates expertise in critical cybersecurity practices, making candidates more attractive to potential employers and clients.
The Knowledge Academy in South Africa stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking CompTIA PenTest+ Training Courses.
The training fees for CompTIA PenTest+ Certification certification in South Africa starts from R71595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for CompTIA PenTest+ Certification.
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