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.

About the exam 

  • CompTIA 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 have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings.    
  • Candidates will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.


CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

     

What Skills Will You Learn?

  • PLANNING & SCOPING

    Explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessments

  • INFORMATION GATHERING & VULNERABILITY IDENTIFICATION

    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

Organizations that have contributed to the development of PenTest+

Jobs that use CompTIA PenTest+

  • Penetration Tester

  • Vulnerability Tester

  • Security Analyst (II)

  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

  • Network Security Operations

  • Application Security Vulnerability

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