CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Prep Course

Are you ready to take your cybersecurity career to the next level? Cyber professionals are the frontline of the future, and this course will prepare you to defend against threats by giving you hands-on vulnerability assessment, scanning and analysis, as well as planning, scoping, and managing weaknesses. You will learn the most relevant pen testing skills for the cloud, hybrid environments, web applications, Internet of Things (IoT) and traditional on-premises. This course will available for enrollment in late 2024.
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Why choose CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Prep Course?

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Learn the latest trends and techniques

With this certification - which is updated regularly – professionals gain the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement including vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques.
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Qualify for more roles

The ability to perform high level penetration testing is critical to a growing number of IT and cybersecurity roles and positions graduates for advancement.
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Advance your cybersecurity career

This exam is globally recognized and sought after by employers who want to be sure that you have the skills needed to get the job done.
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Learn it all in one program

This course is ideal for those with moderate experience looking to advance a cybersecurity career. We recommend taking CompTIA Security+ before this course. Our Cybersecurity Analyst Program includes prep for Security+, CySA+ and PenTest+.

Training at ACI Learning Tech Academy

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Industry expert instructors

All ACI Learning courses (in-person and virtual) are taught by a live instructor with years of industry experience. They can answer your questions and help you master the material.

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Flexible course schedules

Attend this 40-hour course over two weeks for four hours per day in a morning, afternoon, or evening format so that you still have time for work or family while completing your studies.

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Career services support

After completing your program, you’ll have one-on-one support from the Career Services team. They’ll help you perfect your resume, optimize your LinkedIn profile, and connect with local employers.

Course overview

This course gives students the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement including vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques. It's designed for individuals who want to become skilled penetration testers – professionals who assess and evaluate network security by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in a controlled and ethical manner.

Throughout the course, you will be able to apply skills learned through a variety of virtual labs, test yourself with quizzes, and be able to review content using videos on each topic.

This course is offered in both in-person and virtual formats, always with a live instructor. ACI Learning covers the cost of one exam attempt.

Targeted Certification: CompTIA PenTest+ (CSO 003)
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 40 hours over two weeks: morning, afternoon or evening
DoD 8570: Yes
Programs that include this course
Cybersecurity Analyst Program
Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.
Learning style options
  • In-Person, Instructor-led
  • Virtual, Instructor-led

Job outlook

This training is designed to prepare students for their certification exams and make sure they’re ready for the challenges of related job roles. The cybersecurity industry is growing like never before and employers all over the world are looking to fill these job roles with qualified individuals.

Potential cybersecurity career tracks

Individuals who complete this training and the PenTest+ CompTIA certification may qualify for the following job roles:

  • Security consultant
  • Cloud penetration tester
  • Web app penetration tester
  • Cloud security specialist
  • Network security specialist
  • Network security operations
  • Threat intelligence analyst
  • Vulnerability analyst
  • Penetration tester
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Penetration Tester salary information

Average Salary
$85,967 per year
Salary Range
$76,007 to $96,898

*, 2023 Salary data source

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Classroom experience

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ITPro video content

Review key concepts by watching videos with engaging hosts that are experts in their field of study. Watch these videos as needed to help you master course topics. You'll get access to a free six months ITPro subscription when your Tech Academy classes conclude.
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Instructor mentor support

As you prepare for exams, you’ll want to study all the material. If you have a difficult time with any concept or can’t pass the practice exam, book a 1-on-1 study session with your Instructor Mentor. Each academy has an Instructor Mentor that is available for personal study support. They’ll create a personalized study plan to help you master even the toughest concepts.
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Group activities and discussion topics

With your enrollment, ACI Learning covers the cost of one exam attempt for each course. These exams can cost hundreds of dollars, but we know that getting the certification is the goal of each student.

Ambrose Broswell’s Success Story

I love helping people, and I love solving problems. In IT, you get to do both! If this is a career you want to take, then, absolutely, dive in, and sign up!

Ambrose Boswell, Alum