CompTIA Pentest+ (2022 Update) Learning Path

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.

11 hours, 37 minutes

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About CompTIA Pentest+ (2022 Update)

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.



PenTest+ Practice Exam

Assessment - 70 questions

Custom PenTest+ Practice Exam

Assessment - 70 questions

Planning and scoping

Course - 00:22:00

Learn what is required to properly scope a penetration test. Here we dig into things such as which information to ask customers for and how to ensure you're scoping accurately.
Introduction to penetration testing

Course - 00:01:00

Here, we take a deep dive into what is required to become a penetration tester. We talk about pre-reqs and what the course is and isn't. We also get into the details of what you will be expected to know for the actual Pentest+ exam, as well as the test-taking process.
Recon and footprinting

Course - 00:56:00

This course dives into recon and footprinting activities. You will see common tools like Maltego being used to automate some of the information gathering. There are also deep dives into DNS recon and enumeration of DNS.
Network discovery and recon

Course - 01:28:00

This course takes you under the hood of Nmap. You'll also learn network discovery concepts as well as being stealthy while doing port scanning. Jump right in to see real-world demonstrations of Nmap.
Vulnerability analysis

Course - 00:26:00

This is a in-depth breakdown of different kinds of vulnerability scans and assessments. You will learn how these all work and how they are presented on the exam.

Course - 00:56:00

In this course, you will see exploitation fundamentals as well as see an exploit written from scratch. You will get a very deep understanding of the exploit development process from system mapping to fuzzing, all the way to a full working exploit.
Hacking web servers

Course - 00:08:00

This course gives a good solid view of what you will need to know about hacking web servers for the Pentest+ exam. It is also good information for checking the security of web servers in the real world.
Web application hacking

Course - 01:29:00

This course will prepare you to tackle some of the web application topics you may see on the Pentest+ exam. It is also a good introduction to the demonstration courses on SQL injection, XSS and watering hole attacks.
Network-based attacks

Course - 01:02:00

In this course, we will cover ARP poisoning, Man-in-the-Middle, sniffing and other advanced network attack techniques. These demos will prepare you to carry out these types of attacks in the real world.
Social engineering

Course - 00:25:00

In this course, you will learn about social engineering is at a high level. After that, you will see an exciting demonstration on the technical back-end of social engineering attacks.
Password cracking

Course - 00:08:00

Learn how to crack passwords using John the Ripper, Hydra and others. This is an important objective for the Pentest+ exam as well as an important post-exploitation activity.
Covert channels and exfiltration

Course - 00:14:00

In this course, you will see a detailed demonstration to show the difference between encrypted and non-encrypted threat actor communications. You will also see a unique covert channel tool in use as it uses ICMP packets to covertly deliver an encryption key to malware in an overt way.
Hacking wireless networks

Course - 00:14:00

In this course, we get into Evil Twin attacks, Karma and other tools. This course also covers Bluetooth attacks and other objectives for the Pentest+ exam.
Cloud computing

Course - 00:19:00

In this course, we cover cloud topics such as the different service models and cloud-specific attack vectors. This course also introduces the learner to containers.
IoT and OT hacking

Course - 00:19:00

In this course, the learner will learn about different IoT technologies and associated vulnerabilities. The learner is also introduced to real-world IoT attacks and how they impacted the affected organizations.
Applied python

Course - 00:07:00

In this course, we introduce Python by using it to cover string slicing. This is helpful for CEH and also heavily tested on the Pentest+ exam.

Meet the author

Keatron Evans

Keatron is a highly experienced cybersecurity expert and VP of Portfolio and Product Strategy at Infosec with a wealth of expertise. Keatron is a respected author, instructor and speaker who holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and regularly contributes as a subject matter expert for major media outlets.

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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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