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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.


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 £30,000, qualified penetration testers enjoy a fulfilling and lucrative career.

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You can earn an average of £47,373.50 a year

There are an estimated 100,000 plus jobs waiting to be filled in the tech sector, and almost half a million more to come in the next few years

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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.

Your quick course guide

Certification: CompTIA PenTest+

Study time: 15-20 hours

Vendor: CompTIA

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus

Assessment: 1 x 165 minute exam, with a maximum of 85 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

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