is the only penetration testing certification exam taken with hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions, to guarantee that every cyber security professional has the knowledge and ability to perform threat modeling of target and vulnerability management. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.
Overview of Comptia Pentest+ Exam
CompTIA PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks.
Successful candidates will have the intermediate skills required to customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings.
Candidates will also have the best practices to communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security.
CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.
Pentest+ Examination Weight age
|DOMAIN||PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION|
|1. Planning and Scoping||15%|
|2. Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification||22%|
|3. Attacks and Exploits||30%|
|4. Penetration Testing Tools||17%|
|5. Reporting and Communication||16%|
Pentest+ Examination Information
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 80|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||165 minutes|
|Recommended Experience||3 to 4 years of hands-on experience performing penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, and vulnerability management|
|Passing Score||750 (on a scale of 100-900)|
Benefits of Being Pentest+ Certified
|Improvement of Security||Pen test is to improve network security and provide protection for the entire network and connected devices against future attacks. It helps to identify vulnerabilities within a network|
|Good Governance||IT Governance’s penetration testing team is able to support cyber security organization’s strategy for small, medium-sized and large businesses|
|Cost Management||With any business service, cost varies quite a bit based on a set of variables. The complexity, Methodology, Experience and Remediation are the most common variables to affect the cost of penetration testing services|
|Improve Knowledge Skills||A deeper, better and broader understanding of the common body of knowledge for cyber security|
|Career Advancement||Raise visibility and credibility, improve job security and create new opportunities|
|Respect||Differentiate yourself from employers, clients and peers|
|Solid Foundation||Be better prepared to stem cyberattacks and inspire a safe and secure cyber world|
|Community of Professionals||Gain access to (and respect from) a global community of likeminded cybersecurity leaders|
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