PenTest+

(PT0-001)

PenTest+

This PenTest+ course was designed by cybersecurity experts to give students the ability to assess the overall security of a network and prevent attacks. Our courses integrate seamlessly with your current Learning Management System and are easily personalized to match your teaching style. We provide quizzes, assessments, and a mock exam that are scored automatically, allowing you to spend less time grading and more time teaching.

Virtual labs

Hands-On Experience

In the cybersecurity industry there are often multiple ways to reach a solution. That’s why we deliver advanced virtual labs that allow students to make decisions and solve problems in a variety of ways. These labs give them an opportunity to make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system, just like it would on the job.

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Not only does this course better prepare students for their future careers, but it also equips them with the tools they need to excel on their certification exam. In addition to labs and assessments, students will have access to visual aids and video demonstrations. It’s details like this that set our courseware apart from other PenTest+ course offerings.

Course Summary

This is a cybersecurity course, where students will come away being able to assess current penetration testing as well as perform vulnerability assessments. They will have the skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network and ward off attacks. At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a hands-on ability to test devices in cloud and mobile environments, along with traditional desktops and servers. Some of the job titles for these professionals include vulnerability tester, penetration tester, vulnerability assessment analyst, and network security operations. 

Recommended Prerequisites: A+, Network+, Security+.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this PenTest+ course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on skills required in the cybersecurity industry. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their PenTest+ certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in cybersecurity training. The videos contained in this course are designed to enable autonomous and self-directed learning. They use cues and signals to focus student’s attention on important visual content and scenarios for better learning absorption. All videos are kept under 10-minutes in length by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary visuals, text, and audio. The use of diagrams and explanatory text near related visuals evade the possibility of split attention and help cultivate a deeper level of understanding.

Students are walked through definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their PenTest+ certification exam and getting them job ready.

Assessments

This PenTest+ course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-To-Use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track  progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

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Course Curriculum

What’s Covered in the PenTest+ (PT0-001) Course Curriculum:

Understand the importance of planning and scoping. Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments.

  • Planning for an engagement.
  • Scoping an engagement.

Module 2: Gain the ability to perform a vulnerability scan and analyze the results after you have gathered the proper information for exploitation.

  • Information gathering.
  • Vulnerability identification.
  • Application-based vulnerabilities.
  • Local host vulnerabilities.

Learn how to exploit network, application, wireless, and RF-based vulnerabilities and be able to summarize physical security attacks. Perform post-exploitation techniques.

  • Social engineering and specialized system attacks.
  • Network-based exploits.
  • Post-exploitation and facilities attacks.

Use Bash, Python, Ruby and PowerShell to conduct information gathering exercises and analyze basic scripts and output.

  • Penetration testing tools.

Module 5: Learn how to handle best practices used to explain recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities. Utilize proper reporting and communication.

  • Reporting and communication.
  • Analyzing tool and script output.
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Frequently Asked Questions

$370 USD

Some job titles that use PenTest+ are Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Network Security Operations and Application Security Vulnerability Tester.

It is recommended to have the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge) and a minimum of four years of hands-on information security experience.

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