Estimated Length: 10 seat hours
This course will assist students pursuing the CompTIA PenTest+ certification. Different jobs, such as being a Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Tester, Security Analyst, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, or working in Network Security Operations will require knowledge and skills learned in this course. As a prerequisite, students should already be familiar with some basic concepts regarding information security concepts or have experience working in various computing environments.
Students will learn how to plan and scope an assessment, including how to manage a testing project. Legal and compliance requirements related to testing are covered from the tester and client standpoints. Working through some penetration testing and using the correct tools is addressed to give students practical, hands-on experience. Students will analyze testing results and produce a written report with remediation techniques outlined. Lastly, the importance of identifying clear authority figures, key contacts, conflict resolution, technical assistance, and escalation processes is presented as a means for keeping communication lines open.
The estimated completion time for this course is 10 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- use this course to help prepare for CompTIA Pen Test+ certification exam
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation