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With a CompTIA certification you will validate you IT skills and knowledge to current and future employers, reinforcing that you have the necessary attributes to succeed in a job within this sector.
CompTIA certifications are often regarded as a minimal qualification for those looking to get into the IT and Cyber Security industry, and their certifications are internationally recognised, enabling you to seek employment abroad.
Students new to IT
As an individual new to IT but looking to get into this sector, a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification will show you have the necessary skills to gain employment in Cyber Security and help you CV to stand out. Once you have completed your training and exam, this certification will enable you to apply for, and get, a job in the Cyber Security field, and give you the confidence to perform your daily responsibilities successfully.
Current IT Professionals
If you already work in the IT industry and are looking to move into Cyber Security, the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification is the best place to start, to gain the essential techniques and knowledge of securing systems, using penetration testing tools and more.
A CompTIA PenTest+ Certification is a great option for individuals looking to make their way into Cyber Security, or for those who currently hold other CompTIA certifications and now want Cyber Security knowledge and experience.
If you’re interested in earning your CompTIA PenTest+ Certification in your own time, wherever suits you best, this option is best for you.
Required: No required prerequisites for this CompTIA PenTest+ Certification.
Recommended: As this course is intended to be a follow up to the CompTIA Security+ Certification, we recommend that you first complete your CompTIA Security+ Certification, then move onto this certification.
The average salary for a Cyber Security professional is £70k per annum.
With a CompTIA PenTest+ Certification, you can start applying for job roles such as:
Throughout this virtual classroom you will study the following topics:
Planning & Scoping – Be able to explain the importance of planning and essential aspects of compliance-based assessments
Penetration Testing Tools – Understand how to conduct information collection exercises using a series of tools and be able to analyse output and basic scripts, such as Bash and Python
Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification – Know how to gather information to prepare for exploitation and then go on to perform a vulnerability scan to analyse the results
Reporting & Communication – Utilise report handling and writing best practices to explain recommend strategies for mitigation, for discovered vulnerabilities
Attacks & Exploits – Be able to exploit networks, applications and RF-based vulnerabilities, as well being able to summarise physical security attacks. Know how to perform post-exploitation techniques
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Penetration Testing
Module 3: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests
Module 4: Information Gathering
Module 5: Vulnerability Scanning
Module 6: Analysing Vulnerability Scans
Module 7: Exploit and Pivot
Module 8: Exploiting Network Vulnerabilities
Module 9: Exploiting Physical and Social Vulnerabilities
Module 10: Exploiting Application Vulnerabilities
Module 11: Exploiting Host Vulnerabilities
Module 12: Scripting for Penetration Testing
Module 13: Reporting and Communication
Exam: Code PT0-002
The CompTIA Project+ exam tests your knowledge on what you have learnt throughout this certification, enabling you to effectively plan and scope an assessment, understand compliance and legal requirements, and know how to perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
Exam format - Performance-based, multiple-choice.
Number of questions - Maximum of 85.
Duration - 165-mins.
Pass Mark - 750/900 (83%).