CompTIA PenTest+ - REETUS

December 23, 2019by REETUS TRAINING

CompTIA PenTest+

Duration 5 days


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

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Target Audience

  • Penetration Tester
  • Vulnerability Tester
  • Security Analyst (II)
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Network Security Operations
  • Application Security Vulnerability


Recommended Experience: 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.

Course Contents

Module 1 | Planning and Scoping

  • Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
  • Explain legal concepts
  • Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments

Module 2 |Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

  • Conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
  • Perform a vulnerability scan
  • Analyse vulnerability scan results
  • Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation
  • Explain weakness related to specialized systems

Module 3 |Attacks and Exploits

  • Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
  • Exploit network-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit application-based vulnerabilities
  • Exploit local host vulnerabilities
  • Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Perform post-exploitation techniques

Module 4 | Penetration Testing Tools

  • Use NMAP to conduct information gathering exercises
  • Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
  • Analyse tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Analyse a basic script (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell)

Module 5 | Communication

  • Use report writing and handling best practices
  • Explain post-report delivery activities
  • Recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process

Learning Outcomes

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, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.


Maximum of 85 questions
Multiple choice and performance-based
Duration: 165 minutes
Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

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