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Learn methodologies related to pen testing, allowing you to work through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

  • Course Start Date: 2020-06-01
  • Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
  • Duration: 5 days 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Methods(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline


To ensure your success in this course, you should have:

Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies.
Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses, as well as enterprise environments.


As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers against privacy or security breaches, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

This course will assist you if you are pursuing the CompTIA PenTest+ certification, as tested in exam PT0-001.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn to plan, conduct, analyze, and report on penetration tests, including the ability to:

  • Plan and scope penetration tests
  • Conduct passive reconnaissance
  • Perform non-technical tests to gather information
  • Conductive active reconnaissance
  • Analyze vulnerabilities
  • Penetrate networks
  • Exploit host-based vulnerabilities
  • Test applications Complete post-exploit tasks
  • Analyze and report pen test results



Lesson 1: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests 
Topic A: Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts 
Topic B: Plan a Pen Test Engagement 
Topic C: Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement 
Topic D: Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance 
Topic A: Gather Background Information 
Topic B: Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests 
Topic A: Perform Social Engineering Tests 
Topic B: Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance 
Topic A: Scan Networks 
Topic B: Enumerate Targets 
Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities 
Topic D: Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities 
Topic A: Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results 
Topic B: Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks 
Topic A: Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities 
Topic B: Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities 
Topic C: Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities 
Topic A: Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities 
Topic B: Exploit *Nix-Based Vulnerabilities

Lesson 8: Testing Applications 
Topic A: Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities 
Topic B: Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks 
Topic A: Use Lateral Movement Techniques 
Topic B: Use Persistence Techniques 
Topic C: Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results 
Topic A: Analyze Pen Test Data 
Topic B: Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies 
Topic C: Write and Handle Reports 
Topic D: Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA PenTest+ (Exam PT0-001) 


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

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.39 out of 5 based on 429 reviews.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more

Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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