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

The new CompTIA PenTest+ exam is available now!

Why is it different?

CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.
PenTest+ is unique because our certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.

About the exam

  • 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.
CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

What Skills Will You Learn?

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PLANNING & SCOPING

Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments

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INFORMATION GATHERING & VULNERABILITY IDENTIFICATION

Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyze results.

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ATTACKS & EXPLOITS

Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques

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PENETRATION TESTING TOOLS

Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyze output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell)

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REPORTING & COMMUNICATION

Utilize report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities

Organizations that have contributed to the development of PenTest+

Exam Details

Exam Code PT0-001
Launch Date July 31, 2018
Exam Description 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.
Number of Questions Maximum of 85 questions
Type of Questions Performance-based and multiple choice
Length of Test 165 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
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.
Languages English and Japanese
Retirement TBD - Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE Testing Centers
Price PHP 44,000.00 per pax (5 days)
Training Bundled with Certification Exam Package

Learning Objective

  • Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities.
  • Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
  • Explain weakness related to specialized systems

Relevant Job Role

  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Security Operations
  • Security Analyst

Inclusions

  • Training Materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • IT Certified Professional
  • Full Training Meals (AM & PM snack and Lunch); coffee and water
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