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CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 Cert Guide

ISBN : 9781644590522

Pass the CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 exam with the CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 course and lab. The lab simulates real-world, hardware, software and command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course or training. The course and lab cover all the objectives of the CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 exam and helps you to gain skills on topics of penetration testing such as planning and scoping a penetration testing assessment, exploiting wired and wireless networks, exploiting application-based vulnerabilities, performing post-exploitation techniques, understanding how to finalize a penetration test, and more.

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is an intermediate-level certification that validates the candidates' knowledge and skills in planning, reporting, and scoping an assessment, comprehending legal and compliance requirements, executing penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, interpret data, and adequately report the results. The CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-001 exam evaluates the latest penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and management skills essential to determine the resiliency of the system against assaults.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 349
Where do I take the exam? CompTIA
What is the format of the exam? Performance-based and multiple choice
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains Maximum of 85 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 165 minutes
What is the passing score? 750

(on a scale of 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first (1st) attempt to pass any CompTIA certification examination, CompTIA does not require any waiting period between the first (1st) and second (2nd) attempt to pass such examination. However, before your third (3rd) attempt or any subsequent attempt to pass such examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your last attempt to pass such examination.

  • CompTIA beta examinations may only be taken one (1) time by each candidate.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
  • If a Candidate has passed an exam (or multiple exams) and achieved a certification, he/she cannot take the exam again, using the same exam code, without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test found to be in violation of the retake policy will be invalidated and the candidate may be subject to a suspension period. Repeat violators will be permanently banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
What is the validity of the certification? TBD - Usually three years after launch.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the pearson-PT0-001-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst (II)
  • Vulnerability Tester
  • Network Security Operations
  • Application Security Vulnerability
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Understanding Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Understanding the Current Threat Landscape
  • Exploring Penetration Testing Methodologies
  • Building Your Own Lab
  • Review All Key Topics
  • 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
  • Understanding Information Gathering and Reconnaissance
  • Understanding the Art of Performing Vulnerability Scans
  • Understanding How to Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results
  • Review All Key Topics
  • 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
  • Exploiting Network-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Wireless and RF-Based Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Review All Key Topics
  • 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
  • Exploiting Local Host Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Physical Security Attacks
  • Review All Key Topics
  • 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
  • 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
  • Explaining Post-Engagement Activities
  • Surveying Report Writing Best Practices
  • Understanding Report Handling and Communications Best Practices
  • Review All Key Topics

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Drag the type of malicious attacker to its description.
  • Select the penetration testing methodologies from the lists.
  • Fill in the blank by selecting the appropriate professional from the list.
  • Click to select the requirements for penetration testing labs.
  • Fill in the blanks by selecting the appropriate types of assessments from the lists.
  • Fill in the blanks by dragging the appropriate teams from the bottom onto their correct boxes.
  • Using DNSRecon
  • Performing Nmap SYN Scan
  • Performing Nmap UDP Scan
  • Performing Nmap FIN Scan
  • Using Nmap for Host Enumeration
  • Using Nmap for User Enumeration
  • Using Nmap for Group Enumeration
  • Using Nmap to Perform recon
  • Using Nmap for Web Application Enumeration
  • Using Nmap for Network Enumeration
  • Performing Domain Enumeration
  • Using DNSdumpster
  • Using Recon-ng
  • Performing Zone Transfer Using dig
  • Performing Automated Vulnerability Scanning
  • Using the SET Tool
  • Exploiting SMB
  • Exploiting SNMP
  • Exploiting SMTP
  • Understanding the Pass-the-hash Attack
  • Using Searchsploit
  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Performing the Man-in-the-Middle Attack
  • Performing DHCP Starvation Attack
  • Understanding MAC Bypass
  • Simulating DDoS Attack
  • Using the EternalBlue Exploit in Metasploit
  • Exploiting SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Blind SQL Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Exploit PHP Object Injection
  • Exploiting the Stored (Persistent) XSS Attack
  • Exploiting the DOM-Based XSS Attack
  • Exploiting the Reflected XSS Attack
  • Exploiting the Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF or XSRF) Attacks
  • Exploiting Command Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding Credential based Brute-force Attack
  • Performing Session Hijacking
  • Exploiting Local File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Remote File Inclusion Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding SUID or SGID and Unix Program
  • Understanding Local Privilege Escalation
  • Exploting SAM Database
  • Using Apktool to Decode and Analyze apk File
  • Creating Reverse and Bind Shells using Netcat
  • Using the Metasploit RDP Post-Exploitation Module
  • Using Nslookup for Passive Reconnaissance
  • Using Dig for Passive Reconnaissance
  • Using ExifTool
  • Using the theHarvester Tool to Gather Information about a Victim
  • Using Nikto
  • Using Burp and the OWASP ZAP Attack Proxy
  • Using meterpreter
  • Using Bash for Penetration Testing
  • Using Python for Penetration Testing
  • Using PowerShell for Penetration Testing
  • Using Maltego
  • Using Zenmap
  • Using OpenVAS
  • Using the Dradis Framework CE on Kali Linux
  • Studying the Communication Plan and the Main Elements of a Pen Test Report

Customer Testimonials

Vinay Reddy Danda
uCertify is a very cost-effective way of studying for the exam and I was impressed with the quality of the materials. It would be good to be able to download the course book and flash cards so that you could study offline – personally I don’t find it very easy to read long texts on screen but I know this works for other people.
Forhad Ahmed
uCertify PenTest+ PT0-001 course is based on the official certification guide from Pearson, in such way that the theory is enough for you to apply for the test. I really liked the number of flashcards and knowledge checks presented in each lecture. However, the differential in this course is the hands-on labs available, very useful to be confident and succeed in the exam.