Learning Path

CompTIA PenTest+

    Syllabus

  • Preparing for Exploitation Course — 00:20:11
    • K0005, K0070, K0106, K0119, K0147, K0177, K0206, K0314, K0322, K0342, K0437, K0536, S0051, S0242

      Three videos help you prepare for exploitation with an in-depth review of common attack techniques, leveraging information for exploitation and weaknesses in specialized systems.

  • PenTest+ Cyber Range — 02:30:00
    • This cyber range is a collection of labs that align to the Comptia PenTest+ exam.

  • Advanced Adversary Tactics Cyber Range — 04:00:00
    • This cyber range covers a selection of the tactics and techniques represented in the MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix for Enterprise.

  • PenTest+ Conclusion Course — 00:41:05
    • Wrap up your survey of pentesting with a tutorial on setting up your home pentesting lab.

  • Reporting and Communication Course — 00:30:10
    • K0177, K0315, K0342, K0394, S0278

      Make sure that critical findings reach the client with the help of this five-video course on reporting and communication.

  • Basic Script Analysis Course — 01:10:50
    • K0016, K0206, K0342, K0529, S0051, S0257

      Brush up your knowledge of script analysis with six videos on the basics in Bash, Ruby, Python and more.

  • Use Cases of Pentesting Tools Course — 01:11:15
    • K0177, K0188, K0206, K0301, K0334, K0342, K0536, S0051

      Explore pentesting tools with thirteen videos on Web proxies, debuggers, exploitation frameworks and more.

  • Using Nmap for Pentesting Course — 01:24:50
    • K0192, K0206, K0342, K0536, S0051, S0081

      Get to grips with the power of Nmap in this three-video course on using Nmap for pentesting.

  • Post-exploitation Activities Course — 00:59:30
    • K0071, K0119, K0177, K0192, K0206, K0342, K0392, K0536, S0051, S0293

      Take a look at post-exploitation activities with four videos on lateral movement, persistence and covering your tracks.

  • Exploiting Host-based Vulnerabilities Course — 01:28:05
    • K0060, K0119, K0177, K0206, K0314, K0342, K0536, S0051

      Learn about host-based vulnerabilities in this five-video course covering privilege escalation and escalation techniques.

  • Exploiting Network and Application Vulnerabilities Course — 01:47:14
    • K0005, K0009, K0070, K0106, K0119, K0192, K0206, K0342, K0362, K0536, K0565, K0624, S0051

      Explore system weak points and methods of attack with this four-video course on exploiting network and application vulnerabilities.

  • Social Engineering and Physical Attacks Course — 00:56:56
    • K0119, K0206, K0234, K0342, S0052

      Social engineering takes center stage in this four-video course covering social engineering attack methods, motivation factors and physical security attacks.

  • Vulnerability Scanning Course — 00:54:31
    • K0004, K0005, K0013, K0106, K0119, K0177, K0342, K0536, S0001, S0051, S0081, S0167, S0242

      Review the process of vulnerability scanning, common vulnerability scanning tools and scan analysis with this four-video course.

  • Information Gathering Course — 01:34:44
    • K0004, K0005, K0119, K0177, K0206, K0342, K0409, K0536, S0051, S0081

      Ten videos take you through the many methods of information gathering, including scanning, enumeration, cryptographic inspection and eavesdropping. Includes demonstrations.

  • Scoping an Engagement Course — 00:35:20
    • Learn about scoping a pentesting engagement in six videos covering assessment types, target selection and more.

  • Planning for an Engagement Course — 00:29:04
    • Review the art of planning for a pentesting engagement with five videos on methodology, scoping and more.

  • Introduction to PenTest+ Course — 00:11:06
    • This course serves as an introduction to the CompTIA PenTest+ certification.

  • CompTIA PenTest+ Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:35:30
  • PenTest+ Practice Exam Assessment — 00:35:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path teaches you the technical skills necessary to carry out a penetration test and prepares you to pass the PenTest+ exam. As you progress through 15 courses tied to the five PenTest+ exam objectives, you’ll learn about scoping a potential penetration test, gathering information and identifying vulnerabilities, implementing exploits and carrying out attacks, using popular pentesting tools and reporting your findings. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your PenTest+ certification and take the next step in your security career.

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Meet the author

Jason Dion specializes in providing actionable information you can use to further your cybersecurity and information technology career. His IT certification and training courses teach you real-world application of the skills needed to face today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Dion is an instructor at Liberty University College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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