CompTIA PenTest+

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

Course overview

CompTIA PenTest+

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification stands out as one of the top penetration testing exams, combining both hands-on, performance-based, and multiple-choice questions. This approach guarantees that candidates possess the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective penetration testers out in the field. 


Throughout the certification process, individuals will develop practical skills related to penetration testing, such as how to perform vulnerability scans, identify and exploit vulnerabilities, and conduct penetration tests in a safe and ethical manner. The course equips individuals with valuable skills for real-world scenarios in a safe and responsible manner. 

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Planning and scoping
    Information gathering and vulnerability scanning
    Attacks and exploits
    Reporting and communication 
    Tools and code analysis
How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will take 165 minutes to complete and feature 85 multiple-choice and performance-based questions.


Upon successfully passing the examination, you’ll receive your CompTIA PenTest+ certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


CompTIA PenTest+

Study time

80 guided learning hours (Full-time 1 - 2 months, Part-time 3 - 4 months)


1 x 165 minute exam (included), 85 multiple-choice and performance-based questions


Internet access and email


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

Ideal for

Cyber security professionals or anyone looking to start or advance a career in pen testing



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What's included

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  • What's included
    12 months access
    Interactive practice labs
    CV and LinkedIn support
    Monthly careers workshops
    BCS membership
    TOTUM student card
    Expert support and mentoring
    eBooks video lessons, practice labs and practice exams 

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Globally recognised certifications that hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create a unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why become CompTIA PenTest+ certified?

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is widely recognised in the cyber security industry, which means certification holders stand out in the job market. Covering a range of penetration testing topics and emphasising practical skills, it equips you for the real world. With this certification, individuals advance their cyber security career, with higher salaries and stronger growth opportunities. Being vendor-neutral, the acquired skills can be applied universally, making it a valuable and versatile credential for those pursuing a career in penetration testing. 

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Salary projection

Average Salary after completing


You can earn an average of £48,250.00 a year

Junior Full Stack Developer
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Senior Backend Developer

You can earn an average of £48,250.00 a year

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