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CompTIA - PenTest+

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)

Overview

CompTIA Pentest+ certification

On this accelerated 3 day CompTIA PenTest+, you'll get the skills you need to identify, exploit, report, and manage vulnerabilities on a network - 30% faster than traditional training.

This course builds upon skills learnt from CompTIA Security+ certification and provides you with the intermediate skills and best practice for penetration testing.

Your expert instructor will teach you up-to-date penetration testing skills, helping you develop vulnerability assessment techniques and the management skills necessary to determine how resilient a network is to attacks.

You'll learn to:

  • customise assessment frameworks
  • report penetration test findings
  • communicate recommended strategies

You'll be immersed in the curriculum with our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which combines theory and practical skills to help you retain information faster. With 24/7 lab access, you'll have the opportunity to test your penetration and vulnerability assessment skills whenever you like.

On this course, you'll prepare for and take the CompTIA PenTest+ exam, which is covered by your Certification Guarantee. The performance-based PenTest+ exam involves hands-on simulations, proving you've moved beyond theory and have the practical skills to carry out penetration testing techniques.

Achieving this certification qualifies you for a role as a:

  • Penetration Tester
  • Vulnerability Tester
  • Security Analyst (II)
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Network Security Operations
  • Application Security Vulnerability

If you're an intermediate level cyber security professional tasked with penetration testing, this course is ideal for you.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online PenTest+ courses
  2. You'll be PenTest+ certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be PenTest+ trained in record time
  3. Our PenTest+ course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass PenTest+ first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn PenTest+ faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying PenTest+ with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76,283 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

Planning and Scoping

  • Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
  • Explain key legal concepts.
  • Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly.
  • Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments.

Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

  • Given a scenario, conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
  • Given a scenario, perform a vulnerability scan.
  • Given a scenario, analyse vulnerability scan results
  • Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation.
  • Explain weaknesses related to specialised systems

Attacks and Exploits

  • Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
  • Given a scenario, exploit network-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit application-based vulnerabilities
  • Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
  • Summarise physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques

Penetration Testing Tools

  • Given a scenario, use Nmap to conduct information gathering exercises
  • Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
  • Given a scenario, analyse tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Given a scenario, analyse a basic script (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell)

Reporting and Communication

  • Given a scenario, use report writing and handling best practices
  • Explain post-report delivery activities
  • Given a scenario, recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process

Exam Track

You’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CompTIA PenTest+ Exam
    • Number of Questions: Maximum of 110
    • Type of Questions: Multiple choice and performance based
    • Duration: 165 minutes

This exam is currently in beta, which means that your exam scores will only be available in summer 2018. The beta exam scores are only numbered scores and will not include a breakdown of exam objectives. The beta status will end when 400 people have taken the beta exam or April 25, 2018.

What's Included

Included on this course:

  • Official CompTIA exam materials

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should have:

  • Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of hands-on information security or related experience

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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"Very good comprehensive course, many topics are dealt with and sufficient exercises are done. The trainer has taken time to explain everything but it is useful to follow up after the course and, if possible, to exchange ideas with colleagues."
Anonymous (9/7/2020 (Thursday) to 12/7/2020 (Sunday))

"Firebrand did a good job despite the challenges of students being unable to attend their Wyboston campus, having to host a course online through Webex due to the current circumstances. "
Ashley Mckenzie, Lloyds Banging Group. (22/6/2020 (Monday) to 24/6/2020 (Wednesday))

"I always find the instructors knowledgable and helpful even when the course is over. They are invested in you passing the final exam."
Scott Mellis. (15/6/2020 (Monday) to 17/6/2020 (Wednesday))

"I found the course very educational and informative."
Lewis Caborn, BT. (20/4/2020 (Monday) to 22/4/2020 (Wednesday))

"Firebrand deployed state of the art remote access learning facility which smoothly facilitated my learning. My instructor was very supportive and made the whole experience fun. I will recommend Firebrand any day!"
Daniel Dadson. (23/4/2020 (Thursday) to 26/4/2020 (Sunday))

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