CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for intermediate skills level cybersecurity professionals who are tasked with hands-on penetration testing to identify, exploit, report, and manage vulnerabilities on a network.

Target Student

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 PT0-001, 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.

Course Prerequisites

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 the CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) course or by obtaining the appropriate industry certification.

Why is it different?

  • CompTIAPenTest+ is the only exam taken with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems.

  • PenTest+ exam not only covers hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, but includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

About the Exam

  • PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. Successful candidates will also have the intermediate skills and best practices required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings and communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.

Get the full CompTIA overview of the PenTest+ certification at: 

Recommended Knowledge

It is recommended that participants complete the CompTIA Security+ certification course and exam and have 12 - 24 months experience of network security support, help desk or IT administration. The Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification is also an excellent prep class for the PenTest+ class. 

Course Outline

Course Objectives

After you complete this course, you will be able to plan, conduct, analyze, and report on penetration tests.

You will:

  • 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.

  • Analyze and report pen test results.

Schedule and Location
Aimpoint Solutions' Training Center

All of our CompTIA certification classes are available in our training center or through our online virtual classroom. Click here to view our training calendar. All classes marked GTR are Guaranteed To Run.

On-site Training

We also offer custom on-site training. Please contact us to discuss our onsite training options.

CompTIA Certification Exams

Take the Exam on-site at the end of the course. Our training center is a Pearson VUE Test Center. We deliver the exam on the day after the last day of the class. The examination fee is included in the course price.

Travel and Accommodations
Travel to Aimpoint Solutions' Training Center

The Aimpoint training center is centrally located in Clearwater with easy access via major highways for students traveling from west central Florida.

We are also convenient to airports in St. Petersburg and Tampa for distance students.


We offer a discounted corporate room rate with the Courtyard by Marriott hotel near our training center. The room rate includes transportation to/from our classroom daily and pickup and drop off at the St Petersburg/Clearwater airport. No rental car needed!

Contact us after you register and we will provide the link to reserve a room at the hotel using our corporate rate discount.


Lunch is included in your registration fee for the live classroom courses. This makes it easy to stay focused on training and minimizes local travel during the training days.

Military and Group Discounts

We offer a 10% discount for active duty military, US government personnel, and groups of two or more students from the same organization.

Please contact us before you register to receive your discount coupon code.

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