CompTIA PenTest+ (PenTest)


5 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

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Course Overview

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 pen testing, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam PT0-002.

Course Objectives

On course completion, participants will be able 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.
  • Who Should Attend?

    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. 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. This course is also designed for individuals who are preparing to take the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam PT0-002, or who plan to use PenTest+ as the foundation for more advanced security certifications or career roles. Individuals seeking this certification should have three to four years of hands-on experience performing penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and vulnerability management.

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    Course Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.


    1 - Scoping Organizational/Customer Requirements

    • Define Organizational PenTesting
    • Acknowledge Compliance Requirements
    • Compare Standards and Methodologies
    • Describe Ways to Maintain Professionalism

    2 - Defining the Rules of Engagement

    • Assess Environmental Considerations
    • Outline the Rules of Engagement
    • Prepare Legal Documents

    3 - Footprinting and Gathering Intelligence

    • Discover the Target
    • Gather Essential Data
    • Compile Website Information
    • Discover Open-Source Intelligence Tool

    4 - Evaluating Human and Physical Vulnerabilities

    • Exploit the Human Psyche
    • Summarize Physical Attacks
    • Use Tools to Launch a Social Engineering Attack

    5 - Preparing the Vulnerability Scan

    • Plan the Vulnerability Scan
    • Detect Defenses
    • Utilize Scanning Tools

    6 - Scanning Logical Vulnerabilities

    • Scan Identified Targets
    • Evaluate Network Traffic
    • Uncover Wireless Assets

    7 - Analyzing Scanning Results

    • Discover Nmap and NSE
    • Enumerate Network Hosts
    • Analyze Output from Scans

    8 - Avoiding Detection and Covering Tracks

    • Evade Detection
    • Use Steganography to Hide and Conceal
    • Establish a Covert Channel

    9 - Exploiting the LAN and Cloud

    • Enumerating Hosts
    • Attack LAN Protocols
    • Compare Exploit Tools
    • Discover Cloud Vulnerabilities
    • Explore Cloud-Based Attacks

    10 - Testing Wireless Networks

    • Discover Wireless Attacks
    • Explore Wireless Tools

    11 - Targeting Mobile Devices

    • Recognize Mobile Device Vulnerabilities
    • Launch Attacks on Mobile Devices
    • Outline Assessment Tools for Mobile Devices

    12 - Attacking Specialized Systems

    • Identify Attacks on the IoT
    • Recognize Other Vulnerable Systems
    • Explain Virtual Machine Vulnerabilities

    13 - Web Application-Based Attacks

    • Recognize Web Vulnerabilities
    • Launch Session Attacks
    • Plan Injection Attacks
    • Identify Tools

    14 - Performing System Hacking

    • System Hacking
    • Use Remote Access Tools
    • Analyze Exploit Code

    15 - Scripting and Software Development

    • Analyzing Scripts and Code Samples
    • Create Logic Constructs
    • Automate Penetration Testing

    16 - Leveraging the Attack: Pivot and Penetrate

    • Test Credentials
    • Move Throughout the System
    • Maintain Persistence

    17 - Communicating During the PenTesting Process

    • Define the Communication Path
    • Communication Triggers
    • Use Built-In Tools for Reporting

    18 - Summarizing Report Components

    • Identify Report Audience
    • List Report Contents
    • Define Best Practices for Reports

    19 - Recommending Remediationc

    • Employ Technical Controls
    • Administrative and Operational Controls
    • Physical Controls

    20 - Performing Post-Report Delivery Activities

    • Post-Engagement Cleanup
    • Follow-Up Actions

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