CompTIA PenTest+

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Duration: 5 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Online, Onsite, Virtual
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Course Information

Course Overview

CompTIA PenTest+ is the most comprehensive cybersecurity exam covering all red team activities and is designed for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.

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. The CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam will verify successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Plan and scope a penetration testing engagement
  • Understand legal and compliance requirements
  • Perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing using appropriate tools and techniques, and then analyze the results
  • Produce a written report containing proposed remediation techniques, effectively communicate results to the management team, and provide practical recommendations

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments.
  • Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyse output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
  • Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyse results.
  • Utilise report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.
  • Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques.

Outline

CompTIA PenTest+

  • Lesson 1: Scoping Organizational/Customer Requirements
  • Lesson 2: Defining the Rules of Engagement
  • Lesson 3: Footprinting and Gathering Intelligence
  • Lesson 4: Evaluating Human and Physical Vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 5: Preparing the Vulnerability Scan
  • Lesson 6: Scanning Logical Vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 7: Analyzing Scanning Results
  • Lesson 8: Avoiding Detection and Covering Tracks
  • Lesson 9: Exploiting the LAN and Cloud
  • Lesson 10: Testing Wireless Networks
  • Lesson 11: Targeting Mobile Devices
  • Lesson 12: Attacking Specialized Systems
  • Lesson 13: Web Application-Based Attacks
  • Lesson 14: Performing System Hacking
  • Lesson 15: Scripting and Software Development
  • Lesson 16: Leveraging the Attack: Pivot and Penetrate
  • Lesson 17: Communicating During the PenTesting Process
  • Lesson 18: Summarizing Report Components
  • Lesson 19: Recommending Remediation
  • Lesson 20: Performing Post-Report Delivery Activities

Assessment

CompTIA Data+

  • Exam time: 165 minutes
  • Performance based and multiple-choice style: Maximum of 85 questions
  • Pass mark: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Closed-book exam (i.e. no reference materials are allowed during the exam)

What's Included

  • 5-days training and exam preparation from NILC’s accredited CompTIA trainer
  • Official CompTIA course notes and materials
  • CompTIA examination voucher – valid for 12 months
  • Exam Pass Guarantee – if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. All that will be payable is the examination fee which is charged by the examination board. Applies to instructor-led courses only.

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Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

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Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

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Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

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Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

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