CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Course (PT0-002)

CompTIA PenTest+ certification is designed to measure pupil’s practical skills for distinguishing weak policies, prone areas of cyber-attacks & threats, and competence for creating methods and policies for the implementation of exceptional protection to the organizational support.

4.2 (3543) 7591 Learner

Course Features
  • Lifetime Training Access
  • Live Interactions with Trainer
  • 24/7 Support
  • Sharable Certificate


CompTIA pentest + Certification is an intermediate-skills level course designed for IT cybersecurity professionals that concentrate and covers offensive skills through penetration testing, information gathering, and vulnerability identification. This certification also includes exploitation of networks, applications, wireless, and RF-based vulnerabilities, performing post-exploitation methods, understanding penetration testing through numerous coding scripts, and summarizing physical security attacks.

What you will learn

  • Planning & scoping
  • Information gathering & vulnerability identification,
  • Attacks & exploits
  • Penetration testing tools (in Bash, Ruby, Python, PowerShell)
  • Reporting & communication


International industry expertise at your disposal as you deep-dive into the research topic and sector of your choice.

Career Options

Aspiring to an intermediate-level point for your cybersecurity career, as well as your aspirations and how much work you’re willing to put into growing your career, have a great impact on how much you can make in any job. Security is no exception.

Job Roles

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Annual Salary

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters

Annual Salary

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters

Annual Salary

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters

Annual Salary

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters

Annual Salary

Annual Salary

Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters

Course Content

Introduction (2 Lectures)

Welcome to the course!

Exam Foundations

Domain 1: Planning and Scoping (11 Lectures)

Planning and Scoping (Overview)

Penetration Testing Methodology

Planning a Penetration Test

Rules of Engagement

Legal Concepts

Testing Strategies

White Box Support Resources

Types of Assessments

Threat Actors

Target Selection

Other Scoping Considerations

Domain 2: Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification (17 Lectures)

Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification (Overview)

Information Gathering

Reconnaissance with CentralOps (Demo)

Scanning and Enumeration


Scanning and Enumeration

Cryptographic Inspection


Decompiling and Debugging

Open Source Intelligence

Vulnerability Scanning

Scanning Considerations

Application and Container Scans

Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

Leverage Information for Exploit

Common Attack Vectors

Weaknesses in Specialized Systems

Domain 3: Attacks and Exploits (18 Lectures)

Attacks and Exploits (Overview)

Social Engineering

Motivation Factors

Physical Security Attacks

Lock Picking

Network-based Vulnerabilities

Wireless-based Vulnerabilities

Wireless Network Attack

Application-based Vulnerabilities

Local Host Vulnerabilities

Privilege Escalation (Linux)

Privilege Escalation (Windows)

Privilege Escalation

Privilege Escalation

Lateral Movement


Covering Your Tracks

Persistence and Covering Tracks

Domain 4: Penetration Testing Tools (22 Lectures)

Penetration Testing Tools (Overview)

Nmap Usage

Use Cases for Tools


Credential Testing Tools

Password Cracking


Software Assurance



Web Proxies

Social Engineering Tools

Remote Access Tools

Networking Tools

Mobile Tools

Miscellaneous Tools

Intro to Programming

Programming Concepts

BASH Script

Python Script


Ruby Script

Domain 5: Reporting and Communication (6 Lectures)

Reporting and Communication

Pentest Communications

Report Writing

Mitigation Strategies

Post-Report Activities

Pentest Report

Conclusion (2 Lectures)

Course Details

This PenTest+ certification is an advanced course designed for intermediate-level cybersecurity specialists or who wants to strengthen their skills in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment management, and the ability to gain hands-on experience in environments such as desktop, servers, and cloud. 

In this course, apprentices learn about the detailed concept of Pentest, which includes

  • Implementing penetration testing and vulnerability scanning
  • Analyzing results and data through effective reporting.
  • Understanding pen-testing to gather information
  • Analyzing the planning weightage and key aspects of compliance
  • Understanding network flexibility and pliability

Who should take this course?

The CompTIA Pentest+ Certification is ideal for IT professionals who are already working or want to make a career as 

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


There are no particular prerequisites for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification course, but Wissenhive recommends at least having one of the following:

  • 2-3 years experience in information security, IT management, or IT operations role


  • Basic familiarity with systems and networks.
  • Degree in network and security

Enquire Now

Training Options


Exam & Certification

Test Details

Number of Questions Maximum of 90

Types of questions: Multiple choice and performance-based

Length of test: 90 minutes

Passing score 750 (on a scale of 100–900)

Recommended experience :

  • At least 2 years of work experience in IT systems administration with a focus on security
  • Hands-on technical information security experience
  • Broad knowledge of security concepts
CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Course (PT0-002)

Frequently Asked Questions

Upgrade Your Skills with Our Advanced Courses

Speak with

Our Advisor

Mail Us

Contact Us

Drop a query