Learning Path

CompTIA Pentest+ (2022 Update)

This CompTIA Pentest+ certification path is the perfect mixture of lecture, labs and what Keatron is most known for, in-depth demonstrations. Find out why this world renowned cybersecurity expert is among the most demanded in the world.

What you will learn

This path is a perfect mixture of demonstration, and lectures, and detailed walk-throughs of all concepts. You will learn everything from the very basics such as what the CIA triad is and how it applies to penetration testing, all the way to something as in depth as detailed walkthroughs of how to write exploits from scratch.

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Planning and scoping

Course — 00:21:36

K0003, K0091, K0107, K0316, K0351, S0051, S0355

A quick breakdown of how to plan and scope your first penetration test.

Introduction to penetration testing

Course — 00:08:15

K0342, S0051

An introduction to penetration testing. Here, we highlight what is required to perform penetration tests.

Recon and footprinting

Course — 00:56:06

K0161, K0177, K0206, K0312, S0011, S0214, S0219, S0261, S0264, S0265, S0289, S0295

This course introduces the concept of footprinting and reconnaissance and shows how it’s used for real-world penetration testing activities.

Network discovery and recon

Course — 01:27:43

K0005, K0160, K0161, K0191, K0342, K0536, S0051, S0081, S0269, S0293, S0362

Take this very deep dive in the world’s most used discovery and port scanner: Nmap.

Vulnerability analysis

Course — 00:25:41

K0013, K0086, K0342, S0001, S0051, S0167, S0242

A look into vulnerability scanning and identification.


Course — 00:55:59

K0070, S0362

This course covers how exploitation works and how exploits are written from scratch.

Hacking web servers

Course — 00:07:41

K0077, K0115, K0296, K0342, K0398, K0554, S0051, S0067, S0137, S0220, S0293

This course gives an introduction to hacking web servers and touches on the Pentest+ objectives related to hacking web servers.

Web application hacking

Course — 01:28:47

K0070, K0246, K0342, K0373, K0444, K0624, S0051, S0078, S0293, S0334

This course provides a high-level view of web application vulnerabilities such as the OWASP Top 10.

Network-based attacks

Course — 01:01:47

This course will cover all the things you need to know about network attack vectors.

Social engineering

Course — 00:24:39

K0342, K0371, S0051, S0052

This course guides you through an introduction to social engineering, including an advanced demonstration.

Password cracking

Course — 00:08:29

K0158, K0342, S0051, S0067, S0264

This course is a in-depth demonstration of password cracking.

Covert channels and exfiltration

Course — 00:13:42

K0070, K0209, K0342, K0536, S0051, S0332

This course demonstrates how covert communications work, using packet capturing techniques.

Hacking wireless networks

Course — 00:13:41

K0342, K0375, K0428, K0600, K0614, S0051, S0182, S0299

This course dives into the basics of wireless security and hacking wireless networks.

Cloud computing

Course — 00:19:11

K0194, K0342, S0051

This course is goes into cloud services and covers the Pentest+ exam objectives.

IoT and OT hacking

Course — 00:18:37

K0059, K0147, K0342, S0051, S0313

This course introduces IoT vulnerabilities and technologies.

Applied python

Course — 00:06:49

K0236, K0342, K0529, S0051, S0130, S0257, S0266

This short video course introduces Python in an applicable way.

PenTest+ Practice Exam

Assessment — 70 questions — 00:35:00

Meet the author

Keatron Evans is a cybersecurity and workforce development expert with over 17 years of experience in penetration testing, incident response and information security management for federal agencies and Fortune 500 organizations. He is Principal Cybersecurity Advisor at Infosec, where he empowers the human side of cybersecurity with cyber knowledge and skills to outsmart cybercrime. Keatron is an established researcher, instructor and speaker — and lead author of the best-selling book, Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish. He regularly speaks at major industry events like RSA and serves as a cybersecurity subject matter expert for major media outlets like CNN, Fox News, Information Security Magazine and more.

Keatron holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and dozens of cybersecurity certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LTP). When not teaching, speaking or managing his incident response business, KM Cyber Security LLC, Keatron enjoys practicing various martial arts styles, playing piano and bass guitar, and spending time with his family.

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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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