CompTIA PenTest + Certification Training
Level: Foundation
Course: 2049
NOTE: This course description is part of David Tech Bundle 5.
(Course Information, Tuition and Enrollment information for all individual courses available under ‘Course Catalog / David Tech CompTIA Courses‘)

This CompTIA® PenTest+ course will prepare you to pass the new CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 certification exam. It will also introduce you to the general concepts and methodologies related to penetration testing. Reinforce these concepts as you work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

Key Features of this CompTIA PenTest+ Training:

CompTIA-approved PenTest+ training programs

After-course instructor coaching benefit

Exam voucher included

You Will Learn How To:

Plan and scope penetration tests

Conduct passive reconnaissance

Perform non-technical tests to gather information

Conduct active reconnaissance

Analyze vulnerabilities

Penetrate networks

Exploit host-based vulnerabilities

Test applications

Complete post-exploit tasks

Goals Live, Instructor-Led – Live, Online Training:

instructor-led training course

One-on-one after course instructor coaching

PenTest+ Study Guide

Practice exam questions

Exam voucher included

Pay later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card

Live, Online Training

Inportant Instructor-Led CompTIA PenTest+ Course Information


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.

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking Course 446, {course:446}.

Individuals seeking the CompTIA PenTest+ certification should also have three to four years of hands-on experience performing penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and vulnerability management.

PenTest+ Instructor-Led Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts

Plan a Pen Test Engagement

Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement

Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance

Gather Background Information

Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests

Perform Social Engineering Tests

Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance

Scan Networks

Enumerate Targets

Scan for Vulnerabilities

Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities

Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results

Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks

Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities

Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities

Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities

Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities

Exploit *Nix-Based Vulnerabilities

Lesson 8: Testing Applications

Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities

Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks

Use Lateral Movement Techniques

Use Persistence Techniques

Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results

Analyze Pen Test Data

Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies

Write and Handle Reports

Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities

PenTest+ Instructor-Led Course FAQ

Who should attend this course?

This course is designed for IT professionals who want to develop penetration testing skills to enable them to identify information system vulnerabilities and effective remediation techniques for those vulnerabilities. In particular, students who also need practical recommendations for action to properly protect information systems and their contents. This course is also designed for individuals who are preparing to take the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam PT0-002, or who plan to use the PenTest+ as the foundation for more advanced security certifications or career roles.