Penetration Testing Career - CompTIA PenTest+ Training

CompTIA PenTest+ Training in the Greater St. Louis Area and Live Online

Available Live In-Person or Live Online

Outstanding class and instructor. The material was taught at a good pace and was very thorough. Instructor is extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and provided all of the tools needed to understand the material and prepare for the exam. Would highly recommend Alpine Security to IT professionals and anyone in the IT industry.
— Dave H

Alpine Security’s Pentest+ Training Includes the Following:

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

  • Exam Voucher

  • Expert PenTest+ training by working cybersecurity professionals

  • Lunch, snacks, beverages, and networking opportunities

  • Digital and Print materials

  • 180 day access to online hacking range

  • Outstanding Reviews

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CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training Live Online or In-Person in St. Louis

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training Live Online or In-Person in St. Louis

Security remains one of the hottest topics in IT and other industries. It seems that each week brings news of some new breach of privacy or security. As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to some general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and you will work your way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company.

CompTIA PenTest+ is the only penetration testing exam taken at a Pearson VUE testing center with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice, to ensure each candidate possesses the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform tasks on systems. PenTest+ exam also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

PenTest+ is unique because our 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.

The CompTIA PenTest+ is considered an Intermediate certification. (Click to Enlarge)

CompTIA PenTest+ Certification Training (includes Exam Voucher)
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PenTest+ Training OVERVIEW and OBjectives

After you complete this course, you will be able to plan, conduct, analyze, and report on penetration tests.

You will:

  • Plan and scope penetration tests.

  • Conduct passive reconnaissance.

  • Perform non-technical tests to gather information.

  • Conduct active reconnaissance.

  • Analyze vulnerabilities.

  • Penetrate networks.

  • Exploit host-based vulnerabilities.

  • Test applications.

  • Complete post-exploit tasks.

  • Analyze and report pen test results.

PenTest+ Course Content

Lesson 1: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

  • Introduction to Penetration Testing Concepts

  • Plan a Pen Test Engagement

  • Scope and Negotiate a Pen Test Engagement

  • Prepare for a Pen Test Engagement

Lesson 2: Conducting Passive Reconnaissance

  • Gather Background Information

  • Prepare Background Findings for Next Steps

Lesson 3: Performing Non-Technical Tests

  • Perform Social Engineering Tests

  • Perform Physical Security Tests on Facilities

Lesson 4: Conducting Active Reconnaissance

  • Scan Networks

  • Enumerate Targets

  • Scan for Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze Basic Scripts

Lesson 5: Analyzing Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results

  • Leverage Information to Prepare for Exploitation

Lesson 6: Penetrating Networks

  • Exploit Network-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Exploit Wireless and RF-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Exploit Specialized Systems

Lesson 7: Exploiting Host-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Exploit Windows-Based Vulnerabilities

  • Exploit *nix-Based Vulnerabilities

Lesson 8: Testing Applications

  • Exploit Web Application Vulnerabilities

  • Test Source Code and Compiled Apps

Lesson 9: Completing Post-Exploit Tasks

  • Use Lateral Movement Techniques

  • Use Persistence Techniques

  • Use Anti-Forensics Techniques

Lesson 10: Analyzing and Reporting Pen Test Results

  • Analyze Pen Test Data

  • Develop Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies

  • Write and Handle Reports

  • Conduct Post-Report-Delivery Activities

PenTest+ Certification Exam

Out PenTest+ Course includes one (1) CompTIA PenTest+ PT1-001 Exam Voucher. Voucher is valid for 12 months after the course at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Exam Details

  • Description: The CompTIA PenTest+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 110 questions

  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice and performance-based

  • Length of Test: 165 Minutes

  • Passing Score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

PenTest+ Course Duration

5 days or 8 nights

Continuing Education Credits

35 hours (day) / 32 hours (night)


CompTIA PenTest+ training located in O'Fallon, Illinois, close to Scott Air Force Base and St. Louis

CompTIA PenTest+ training located in O'Fallon, Illinois, close to Scott Air Force Base and St. Louis

Our PenTest+ training is offered less than 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis at our O'Fallon, Illinois training facility, located at:

7 Eagle Center, Suite B-5
O'Fallon, IL 62269


We also offer private onsite courses, at your location. We love to travel and will gladly send a trainer to your location. Please Contact Us for more information.


Live, Instructor-Led Training with a dynamic PenTest+ certified trainer that is a cybersecurity professional. Instructors have real-world experience with the material covered in the CompTIA PenTest+ course.

Delivery Options

This course is delivered in a "hybrid" format, where we have both In-Person and Live Online attendees. This provides a fun, interactive environment where In-Person and Live Online students can easily interact both with each other and the instructor. When you register for the course, you can choose which delivery option works best for you:

  • Live In-Person

  • Live Online


  • October 28-November 1 (M-F), 8:30am - 4:30pm, 2019


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