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Getting Certified in Penetration Testing with CompTIA PenTest+

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

Are you looking for a job in penetration testing? The PenTest+ certification is a heavyweight contender for your cybersecurity career training spend.

Course Objectives

1. Planning and Scoping 15% 2. Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification 22% 3. Attacks and Exploits 30% 4. Penetration Testing Tools 17% 5. Reporting and Communication 16% Total 100%

What makes it a good choice

  • PenTest+ comprehensively covers everything a penetration tester should know, from project planning and scoping to project reporting and communication

  • Pentest+ is at an intermediate level certification that's valid for 3 years from the date of the exam

  • CompTIA PenTest+ certifications provides more than just Pen Testing skills, it also covers job roles namely vulnerability management and vulnerability assessment in addition to penetration testing

  • PenTest+ analysis provides vital cybersecurity strategy. You will additionally learn beyond secure practices, the concept of attack strategy that must be understood by IT professionals

  • CompTIA PenTest+ encourages cybersecurity pros to think offensively, while CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) tests defensive skills. Security experts use both security approaches to defend against vulnerabilities

  • The course helps you think like a hacker and develops you as a penetration tester , ultimately helping organisations to find vulnerabilities in their security systems

  • The exam provides the platform for penetration testers to undertake penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and vulnerability management on targeted system(s)

  • Gain confidence that the exam you take is designed by leading subject experts in penetration testing and ethical hacking

  • Some of the associated jobs roles linked to the cert are Penetration tester, Security analyst (II), Vulnerability tester Auditor, Network security operations, Vulnerability assessment, Application security vulnerability

  • The exam also incorporates management skills for planning, scope, management and exploitation of weaknesses

  • Being a PenTest+ certified professional, you will be able to perform penetration testing in various IT environments such as mobile, cloud, desktops, and server

  • The exam is based on max of 80 questions, multiple choice and performance based, 165 minutes long, a pass rate of 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

  • The cert is industry accredited by ANSI ANSI/IEC/ISO 17024, a well-known accreditation body


Recommended experience for the test includes 3-4 years of penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and management, often professionals challenge this certification after having already obtained the CompTIA Network+ and/or Security+ credentials.


5 Days

Course Dates

Plymouth, South West | 11 - 15 May 2020

Plymouth, South West | 16 - 20 November 2020


RRP: £2,000 + VAT inc 5 Day Instructor Led Training, Courseware and Refreshments

Course & Exam Bundle Price: £2,210 + VAT, 5 Day Instructor Led Training, Exam, Courseware and Refreshment

ELCAS Price: £2,500 inc VAT, 5 Day Instructor Led Training, Exam, Courseware and Refreshments

ELCAS Approved



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Plymouth - South West or through our Virtual Classroom

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