CompTIA PenTest PT0-001

Hours: 50 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $995.00

Course Overview:

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

This course prepares a student to take the CompTIA PenTest PT0-001 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Understanding Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Understanding the Current Threat Landscape
  • Exploring Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • Building Your Own Lab
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 3: Planning and Scoping a Penetration Testing Assessment
  • Explaining the Importance of the Planning and Preparation Phase
  • Understanding the Legal Concepts of Penetration Testing
  • Learning How to Scope a Penetration Testing Engagement Properly
  • Learning the Key Aspects of Compliance-Based Assessments
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 4: Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification
  • Understanding Information Gathering and Reconnaissance
  • Understanding the Art of Performing Vulnerability Scans
  • Understanding How to Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 5: Social Engineering Attacks
  • Understanding Social Engineering Attacks
  • Phishing
  • Pharming
  • Malvertising
  • Spear Phishing
  • SMS Phishing
  • Voice Phishing
  • Whaling
  • Elicitation, Interrogation, and Impersonation (Pretexting)
  • Social Engineering Motivation Techniques
  • Shoulder Surfing
  • USB Key Drop and Social Engineering
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 6: Exploiting Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Exploiting Network-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Wireless and RF-Based Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 7: Exploiting Application-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Overview of Web Applications for Security Professionals
  • How to Build Your Own Web Application Lab
  • Understanding Injection-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authentication-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authorization-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
  • Understanding Clickjacking
  • Exploiting Security Misconfigurations
  • Exploiting File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Insecure Code Practices
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 8: Exploiting Local Host and Physical Security Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Local Host Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Physical Security Attacks
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 9: Performing Post-Exploitation Techniques
  • Maintaining Persistence After Compromising a System
  • Understanding How to Perform Lateral Movement
  • Understanding How to Cover Your Tracks and Clean Up Systems After a Penetration Testing Engagement
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 10: Penetration Testing Tools
  • Understanding the Different Use Cases of Penetration Testing Tools and How to Analyze Their Output
  • Leveraging Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell in Penetration Testing Engagements
  • Review All Key Topics
Lesson 11: Understanding How to Finalize a Penetration Test
  • Explaining Post-Engagement Activities
  • Surveying Report Writing Best Practices
  • Understanding Report Handling and Communications Best Practices
  • Review All Key Topics


This course prepares a student to take the CompTIA PenTest PT0-001 certification exam.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **