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CompTIA PenTest+

As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers against privacy or security breaches, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

This course will assist you if you are pursuing the CompTIA PenTest+ certification, as tested in exam PT0-001.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn to plan, conduct, analyze, and report on penetration tests, including the ability to:

  • Plan and scope penetration tests
  • Conduct passive reconnaissance
  • Perform non-technical tests to gather information
  • Conductive active reconnaissance
  • Analyze vulnerabilities
  • Penetrate networks
  • Exploit host-based vulnerabilities
  • Test applications Complete post-exploit tasks
  • Analyze and report pen test results

  • Penetration Tester
  • Vulnerability Tester
  • Security Analyst (II)
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Network Security Operations
  • Application Security Vulnerability

To ensure your success in this course, you should have:

  • Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies.
  • Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses, as well as enterprise environments.

Lesson 1: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests
Topic A: Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts
Topic B: Plan a Pen Test Engagement
Topic C: Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement
Topic D: Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance
Topic A: Gather Background Information
Topic B: Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests
Topic A: Perform Social Engineering Tests
Topic B: Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance
Topic A: Scan Networks
Topic B: Enumerate Targets
Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
Topic D: Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities
Topic A: Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results
Topic B: Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks
Topic A: Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities
Topic B: Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities
Topic A: Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities
Topic B: Exploit *Nix-Based Vulnerabilities


Lesson 8: Testing Applications
Topic A: Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities
Topic B: Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks
Topic A: Use Lateral Movement Techniques
Topic B: Use Persistence Techniques
Topic C: Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results
Topic A: Analyze Pen Test Data
Topic B: Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies
Topic C: Write and Handle Reports
Topic D: Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA PenTest+ (Exam PT0-001)
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Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Jul 13-17 (11:30am-7:30pm) EST

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