CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

CompTIA PenTest+ is 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

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.

Steps to Achieve Your CompTIA PenTest+ Certification

  1. Attend CompTIA PenTest+
  2. Pass the following exams:
  • Exam PT0-002

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Courses

CompTIA PenTest+

In this course, you will be introduced to some general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

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5 Days | $3295

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Exams

Exam PT0-002 - CompTIA PenTest+ will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement including vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques.

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CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Renewal

CompTIA's Continuing Education (CE) program allows you to keep your certification up to date. Your CompTIA PenTest+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

Continuing Education Unites (CEUs) required to renew your PenTest+ certification: 60

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CompTIA PenTest+ Certification - Next Steps

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)+

In this course, students will examine advanced security concepts, principles, and implementations that pertain to enterprise level security.

5 Days | $3295