What Is CompTIA PenTest+ Certification
CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability assessment and management.
The CompTIA PenTest+ will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge, skills & experience required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement and vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques.
After Passing CompTIA PenTest+ you will be able to apply for these jobs :
Security analyst (II)
Vulnerability assessment analyst
Network security operations
Application security vulnerability
Average Information Security Analyst Pays in the US in 2020 was $103,590.
PenTest+ is unique because the certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.
How you can Boost Your Pay
Prior Experience: Reducing training time and having expertise that goes beyond your job description may increase your value to an employer. Similarly, prior related job experience provides trust and builds expectations on the side of an employer that can benefit the numbers on your paycheck.
Additional Training and Certifications: If CompTIA PenTest+ isn’t your first certification and if you can showcase additional completed training, you may expand the reach of your certifications and qualify for jobs that you otherwise would not, and subsequently become a candidate for a higher-paying position. Review CompTIA’s stackable certifications to find out how you can build your IT career path with CompTIA certifications. CompTIA AITP also offers access to training for IT professionals.
Commitment: Becoming certified is the first step to your career. Staying certified is even more important and can show employers that you’re committed to your job and that you’re in sync with a rapidly evolving industry.
Regional Differences: The pay for a job in one location may be vastly different than what is offered in another. For example, a security analyst working in New York City, on average, will make about 29 Percent, or $38,750 more than a security analyst in Dallas.
Industry Variations: Keep in mind that some industries may have, in their details, different expectations for certain job titles than others and offer different pay as a result.
Exam Code: PT0-001
Max. 85 questions (performance-based and multiple choice)
Length of exam: 165 minutes
Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Exam voucher cost: $349
Recommended experience: 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.
CEH Jobs Roles CompTIA PenTest+ Job Roles
Penetration Tester Penetration Tester
Security Consultant Security Consultant
Network Security Specialist Network Security Operations
Ethical Hacker Vulnerability Tester
Site Administrator Security Analyst (II)
CompTIA PenTest+ Costs Much Less
CompTIA PenTest+ costs USD $370 retail and includes both performance-based simulations and multiple-choice questions. CEH costs USD $1,199 retail (non-member) and does not include performance-based questions.
Don't just take our word for it. Beta tester Molly Stewart calls CompTIA PenTest+ "The best deal for your money in skills versus voucher cost."
Why pay USD $1,199 for a multiple-choice exam when you can also assess your performance at USD $370 with CompTIA PenTest+?
What Is the Recertification Process for CompTIA PenTest+ vs. CEH?
Both CompTIA PenTest+ and CEH are valid for three years from the date the exam is passed. During the three-year period, certification holders must complete certain continuing education requirements in order to renew their certification and prevent it from expiring:
CompTIA PenTest+ holders need to earn 60 continuing education units (CEUs) during the three-year period. Read more about CompTIA continuing education and the various ways you can renew your certification.
CEH holders need to earn 120 credits for continuing education during the three-year period.
Who this course is for:
Anyone who wants to pass the exam and Anyone who wants to test their knowledge and make sure they are ready to pass the real CompTIA exam.
Anyone interested in ethical hacking, Penetration testing, vulnerability testing, social engineering techniques, performing network attacks, wireless attacks, application-based attacks and attacks on cloud technologies, and performing post-exploitation techniques.
Anyone looking to prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-001) exam
Security Analysts, Network Security Ops, Application Security Vulnerability Analysts
This practice test course is for Anyone who wants to take the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification PT0-001 or PT0-002.