This highly hands-on course gives participants experience in network and system penetration testing. It covers all of the exam objectives for the PT0-001 exam while taking the learner step-by-step through hacking and exploiting each network and system type. Tools used in the activities are mostly Kali Linux-based, covering a broad range of real-world examples used by penetration testers and red teams.
The PenTest+ certification is a much-sought-after security certification offered by CompTIA. It is the final step in achieving the new CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP) or Network Security Professional (CNSP) stackable certification. It is also an intermediary step in achieving the CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert (CSIE) top level certification.
In this course you will learn hands-on penetration testing and hacking skills including:
Client engagement and documentation
Passive and active reconnaissance
Windows, Linux, and mobile device system hacking
Physical security testing and social engineering
Wired and wireless network hacking and exploitation
Network service hacking and exploitation
Application and web app hacking and exploitation
Lateral movement and persistence in a compromised network
Covering your tracks
Report writing and post-test cleanup
This course is intended for advanced students and cybersecurity practitioners who will actively test networks and computer systems for vulnerabilities. Successful completion of two pre-requisite courses, Network+ and Security+, is highly recommended.