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CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002)

Authors: Ricardo Reimao, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Rishalin Pillay

In this series, you will learn the most up-to-date penetration testing methodologies, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of... Read more

  • Planning and Scoping a Penetration Test
  • Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning
  • Attacks and Exploits
  • Reporting and Communication
  • Tools and Code Analysis

Pre-requisites

CompTIA recommends PenTest+ candidates have a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus. It recommends experience in Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge.

CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002)

In this series, you will learn the most up-to-date penetration testing methodologies, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. You will learn the management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them. These courses will also help you prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ (exam code PT0-002). For 10% discount when you sign up for your next CompTIA exam, use the code "PLURAL10"

Planning and Scoping for CompTIA Pentest+

by Ricardo Reimao

Jul 7, 2021 / 1h 46m

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The first step on a penetration test engagement is to define the scope and plan your tests. In this course, Planning and Scoping for CompTIA Pentest+, you will learn how to identify testing requirements, assets in scope, legal boundaries, limitations, rules of engagement, and much more. This is the first course of the CompTIA Pentest+ certification series. First, you will explore all the pre-engagement tasks in a penetration testing exercise. Then, you will learn how to gather all the information you need for the tests and how to plan and scope your assessment. Finally, you will explore the ethical hacking mindset and how to become a professional pentester. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of planning and scoping needed for the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification (PT0-002).

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Your Pre-engagement Tasks
  3. Planning the Tests and Defining the Scope
  4. Performing a Professional Pentest
  5. Domain Summary

Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+

by Ricardo Reimao

Aug 11, 2021 / 2h 46m

2h 46m

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With the pentest plan and scope defined, your next step it to gather information about your target as well as perform vulnerability scans to understand the potential attack vectors that can be exploited. In this course, Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll learn how to gather personal and technical information about your target that will be later used during the exploitation phase. First, you’ll explore how to gather technical information about your target. Next, you’ll discover how to harvest information about the employees of a company. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform vulnerability scans to identify potential vulnerabilities. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning needed for the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification (PT0-002).

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Technical Information Gathering
  3. People Information Gathering
  4. Performing Vulnerability Scans
  5. Domain Summary

Attacks and Exploits: Network and Application Attacks for CompTIA Pentest+

by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Nov 11, 2021 / 3h 24m

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In this course, Attacks and Exploits: Network and Application Attacks for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to research attack vectors and perform attacks against various technologies. First, you’ll explore how to exploit wired networks using, amongst other things, on-path, relay, and spoofing attacks. Next, you’ll discover how to compromise wireless networks to sniff sensitive information, hijack web sessions, and spoof bluetooth connections. Finally, you’ll learn how to compromise applications by exploiting vulnerabilities and using injection attacks, and by performing API attacks. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to research attack vectors and perform attacks against networks, Wi-Fi assets, and applications in preparation for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Attacks and Exploits
  3. Network Attacks
  4. Password Attacks
  5. Wireless Attacks
  6. Application Attacks

Attacks and Exploits: Specialized Attacks and Post Exploitation for CompTIA Pentest+

by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Dec 30, 2021 / 2h 38m

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If you're preparing to take the CompTIA Pentest+ exam you will need to understand a few key skills. In this course, Attacks and Exploits: Specialized Attacks and Post Exploitation for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to research attack vectors and perform digital, physical, and social engineering attacks against various technologies. First, you’ll explore how to exploit specialized systems such as mobile devices, the Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and virtualization and containerization technologies. Next, you’ll discover how to influence people to conduct social engineering and physical attacks. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform post-exploitation activities to gain further access to systems, retain access, escalate privileges, avoid detection, and exfiltrate data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to research attack vectors and perform attacks against specialized systems, conduct physical and social engineering attacks and apply post-exploitation techniques in preparation for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Attacks Against Cloud Technologies
  3. Attacking and Exploiting Specialized Systems
  4. Social Engineering and Physical Attacks
  5. Post-exploitation
  6. Domain Summary

Reporting and Communication for CompTIA Pentest+

by Ricardo Reimao

Dec 2, 2021 / 1h 7m

1h 7m

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Reporting is one of the last stages of penetration testing. It is an important step since it is where the client sees the results of your work, and you translate your findings into a meaningful report. In this course, Reporting and Communications for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll learn valuable reporting and communication skills that will bring your pentest to the next level. First, you’ll explore the key communication that occurs during the pentest. Next, you’ll discover how to translate your work into meaningful findings and recommendations. Finally, you’ll learn how to write a concise and comprehensive pentest report. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of reporting and communications needed for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam (PT0-002).

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Communication During the Pentest
  3. Compiling the Findings and Recommendations
  4. The Final Report
  5. Domain Summary

Tools and Code Analysis for CompTIA Pentest+

by Rishalin Pillay

Nov 29, 2021 / 2h 45s

2h 45s

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In this course, Tools and Code Analysis for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll learn how to use the various pentest tools and code analysis techniques to pass the exam. First, you’ll explore Scripting and Shellcoding. In that module you will explore the various shells, and how to write scripts with different scripting languages. Next, you’ll discover how to use the tools for reconnaissance leading up to discovery of exploitable or vulnerable targets. Here you will explore a lot of tools and their capabilities in various phases of a pentest. Finally, you’ll learn how to how to leverage the tools for vulnerability analysis, exfiltration, and ultimately persistence. This module is also tool intensive highlighting the capabilities in various phases of a pentest. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Tools and Code Analysis for CompTIA Pentest+ needed for the PT0-002

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Setting the Scene
  3. Scripting and Shellcoding
  4. Reconnaissance to Discovery
  5. Vulnerability Analysis to Exfiltration
  6. Domain Summary

Exam Review and Tips for CompTIA Pentest+

by Ricardo Reimao

Jan 10, 2022 / 44m

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The CompTIA Pentest+ certification is one of the most holistic certifications when it comes to pentesting. It covers from the pre-engagement tasks to the actual tests and reporting. In this course, Exam Review and Tips for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll learn how to study for the exam as well as the key concepts that are essential for the test. First, you’ll explore some of the key topics that are asked during the exam. Next, you’ll discover how to study and prepare yourself for the exam. Finally, you’ll learn some key tips for the exam day. When you’re finished with this course and the exam preparation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge for taking the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification (PT0-002).

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Key Topics Review
  3. Exam Preparation
Learning Paths

CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002)

  • Number of Courses7 courses
  • Duration14 hours

In this series, you will learn the most up-to-date penetration testing methodologies, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. You will learn the management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them. These courses will also help you prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ (exam code PT0-002). For 10% discount when you sign up for your next CompTIA exam, use the code "PLURAL10"

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CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-002)

In this series, you will learn the most up-to-date penetration testing methodologies, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. You will learn the management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them. These courses will also help you prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ (exam code PT0-002). For 10% discount when you sign up for your next CompTIA exam, use the code "PLURAL10"

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