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CompTIA® PenTest+® (Exam PT0-001) Boot Camp - 5 Days

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Course Specifications

Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


CompTIA® PenTest+® (Exam PT0-001)

Course Specifications

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Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


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 can also assist you if you are pursuing the CompTIA PenTest+ certification, as tested in exam PT0-001. The course is designed to provide content and activities that correlate to the exam objectives, and therefore can be a resource as you prepare for the examination.

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.

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.


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.

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

Topic A: Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts

Topic B: Plan a Pen Test Engagement

Topic C: Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement

Topic D: Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance

Topic A: Gather Background Information

Topic B: Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests

Topic A: Perform Social Engineering Tests

Topic B: Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance

Topic A: Scan Networks

Topic B: Enumerate Targets

Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities

Topic D: Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities

Topic A: Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results

Topic B: Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks

Topic A: Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities

Topic B: Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities

Topic C: Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities

Topic A: Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities

Topic B: Exploit *nix-Based Vulnerabilities

Lesson 8: Testing Applications

Topic A: Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities

Topic B: Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks

Topic A: Use Lateral Movement Techniques

Topic B: Use Persistence Techniques

Topic C: Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results

Topic A: Analyze Pen Test Data

Topic B: Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies

Topic C: Write and Handle Reports

Topic D: Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities