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CompTIA PenTest+


Certification Industry: Network and Security

Certificate Name: CompTIA PenTest+

Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA

Certification Price:

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

In order to protect the organization and application from cybersecurity attacks especially those involving phishing attacks, pen testing is performed. If you are planning to become a penetration tester, security analyst, vulnerability assessment analyst, network security operations and application security vulnerability, then this exam is for you Before you register for this exam, you must have 3-4 years of practical knowledge in this field. The exam is generally given after getting the CompTIA Security+ certificate. The exam will test your management skills, theoretical knowledge, and practical knowledge.

Average Salary Range of PenTest+

USA : $95,510/annum  (Source

India : 5,10,958 INR/annum  (Source)

Benefits of CompTIA PenTest+

  1. Increasing demand for Penetration Testers: Companies require a lot of pentesters for their different projects and ventures.
  2. The exam is prepared by working professionals who have hands-on experience and thus contribute better in the exam material.

DOMAIN % OF EXAMINATION
PLANNING AND SCOPING 15%
VULNERABILITY IDENTIFICATION 22%
ATTACKS AND EXPLOITS 30%
PENETRATION TESTING TOOLS 17%
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION 16%
TOTAL 100%


Exam Details:

Number of Questions: 85 multiple-choice questions

Passing score: 750(on a scale of 900)

Total Time165 minutes.

This exam can be taken in English and Japanese.

You can renew your certification through various other programs by CompTIA. If you collect at least 60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within three years, your certification will automatically get renewed.

An applicant is required to create a Pearson VUE testing account after which it will be allotted a test center. If an applicant wishes to take the exam online, it will be taken through the OnVUE platform. Click  here for more details.  Click here to Register for the exam.

It generally takes 3-4months to be prepared for this certification.