Certification Industry: Network and Security
Certificate Name: CompTIA PenTest+
Certificate Issuing Authority: CompTIA
Certificate Validity: 3 years
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+
|DOMAIN||% OF EXAMINATION|
|PLANNING AND SCOPING||15%|
|ATTACKS AND EXPLOITS||30%|
|PENETRATION TESTING TOOLS||17%|
|REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION||16%|
Number of Questions: 85 multiple-choice questions
Passing score: 750(on a scale of 900)
Total Time: 165 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.