CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.
PenTest+ is unique because our certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.
What Skills Will You Learn?
Planning & Scoping
Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments
Information Gathering &
Gather information to prepare for exploitation then perform a vulnerability scan and analyze results.
Attacks & Exploits
Exploit network, wireless, application, and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarize physical security attacks, and perform post-exploitation techniques
Penetration Testing Tools
Conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyze output and basic scripts (limited to: Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell)
Reporting & Communication
Utilize report writing and handling best practices explaining recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities