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CompTIA PenTest+

PenTest+ is a unique professional certification that allows students to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments, including the cloud, mobile and traditional desktops and servers.

Why choose the CompTIA PenTest+?

CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based and multiple-choice questions. This helps to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems.

Learning People has been recognised as CompTIA’s Outstanding Leader

OverviewWhat you'll learnWhat's included

Course Guide

The key facts about your online training

Certification: CompTIA PenTest+

Study time: 15-20 hours

Vendor: CompTIA

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™, Career Services and
expert mentoring

Prerequisites: Completed the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ or strong experience in
computers, networking and security

Assessment:1 x 165 minute exam (included), 90 multiple
choice and performancebased questions. Also includes practice exam and questions

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Cyber security professionals

Included in your modules

Planning for an Engagement
Scoping an Engagement
Information Gathering
Vulnerability Identification
Social Engineering and Specialised System Attacks
Network-Based Exploits
Application-Based Vulnerabilities
Local Host Vulnerabilities
Post-Exploitation and Facilities Attacks
Penetration Testing Tools
Reporting and Communication
Analyzing Tool and Script Output

Get certified the Learning People way

Professional development that works around you

12 months of unlimited access
Expert mentors
Global community of peers
Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

Salary Indicator

Salary Projection

Average salary after completing

Average Salary
Junior Penetration Tester
Average Salary
You can earn
Average Salary
Senior Penetration Tester
Source: Adzuna


You can earn an average of $110,000.00 a year

Australia will need an extra 81,000 IT specialists in coming years, with project managers and analysts in particularly short supply

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Industry recognised

CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation as it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program.

Validate your skillset

Gain 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.

Great earnings

With a starting salary of $90,000, qualified penetration testers enjoy a fulfilling and lucrative career.

Why learn with us?

We'll get you career ready and help place you into the industry
Learn from home 24/7
Award winning digital education
Industry leading tuition with 1:1 personal tutor access
Global community of over 40,000 students
Unrivalled 360 Career Services and StudentCare™
Access virtual seminars and live classrooms
We only partner with biggest accreditors in the world
Gain invaluable industry experience
Change career, start fresh or simply advance in your current role

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