Washington University in St. Louis

SECP13: CompTIA PenTest+ Exam Prep ($2,895)

Course summary - 35hrs:

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is a highly respected, vendor-neutral certification that focuses on the critical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct, and analyze penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. This course is designed to help you prepare for the PenTest+ exam by providing in-depth instruction on the exam objectives and practice exams to assess your readiness.

The PenTest+ exam includes both performance-based simulations and multiple-choice questions, ensuring that you have the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems in a variety of environments, including traditional desktops and servers, as well as cloud and mobile devices. In addition to technical skills, the course also covers management skills such as planning, scoping, and managing weaknesses, not just exploiting them.

With the CompTIA PenTest+ certification, you can demonstrate your ability to test devices in new environments, making you a valuable asset to any cybersecurity team. Choose this certification to advance your career in cybersecurity and stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape.

Course outline:
This cybersecurity training course covers 10 lessons over 35 hours.
  • Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests
  • Conducting Passive Reconnaissance
  • Performing Non-Technical Tests
  • Conducting Active Reconnaissance
  • Analyzing Vulnerabilities
  • Penetrating Networks
  • Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Testing Applications
  • Completing Post-Exploit Tasks
  • Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results
Learning outcomes:
  • Plan, prepare and analyze a penetration test
  • Gather background information, scan networks for vulnerabilities and analyze basic scripts
  • Perform social engineering tests and physical security tests
  • Exploit network, wireless and RF vulnerabilities using Windows and Unix-based systems
  • Test source code and compiled apps
  • Use lateral movement, persistence and anti-forensics techniques to complete penetration tests
  • Take the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam

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This course helps the participant prepare for CompTIA’s PenTest+ PT1-001 exam and includes an exam voucher. The voucher is valid for 12 months after the course at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Accrediting Associations

Successful candidates will have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks, collaborate effectively and report findings.
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