Class Schedule

GreenbeltMon - Fri04/29/201905/03/20198:30am - 5pm
GreenbeltMon - Fri06/24/201906/28/20198:30am - 5pm
GreenbeltMon - Fri08/26/201908/30/20198:30am - 5pm

Why Take Pentest+ Training?

TrainACE’s CompTIA Pentest+ training course is aimed at teaching intermediate level cybersecurity and penetration testing skills and knowledge in preparation for the Pentest+ certification exam. The training will give you the skills and knowledge required to identify information-system vulnerabilities and effective remediation techniques for those vulnerabilities.

Security remains one of the hottest topics in IT and other industries. It seems that each week brings news of some new breach of privacy or security. As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers, 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 some general concepts and methodologies related to pentesting, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

CompTIA have designed the Pentest+ certification to test both the technical and practical skills required to perform penetration testing role. This fits closely with TrainACE’s highly successful training methodology which combined technical learning with a strong element of hands-on experience. Our instructors will not only teach the technical knowledge to pass the exam but the practical experience to be able to deal with real-world situations when you get back to your organization.


While there are no required prerequisites to sit the Pentest+ exam, CompTIA recommends that you have Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge before sitting the test. It is also recommended that you have some hands-on experience in information security.

The Pentest+ certification is aimed at IT professionals looking to develop penetration testing skills in order to identify information-system vulnerabilities and effective remediation techniques for those vulnerabilities. Target students who also need to offer practical recommendations for action to properly protect information systems and their contents will derive those skills from this course.

Exam and Certification Requirements:

Current exam number PT-001

  • Maximum of 85 questions
  • Time Length 165 minutes
  • Passing Score 750
  • Format Multiple Choice and Performance Based Questions

Related Careers:

CompTIA Pentest+ Certification prepares you for roles related to these types of job titles:

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

Skills and Concepts:

Lesson 1: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

  • 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



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