CompTIA PenTest+ Training Course


Course Overview

Are you an IT security professional looking for career advancement? Our intermediate-level CompTIA PenTest+ training course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running in today’s challenging cybersecurity world. With our elite subject matter expertise, next-gen virtual training, and white glove service, you’ll earn your CompTIA PenTest+ certification in no time.


Live Instructor


Our most interactive learning mode provides maximum face-to-face interaction.

From $1895

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Delivered by a live instructor - you attend virtually from your home or office.

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Group Training


Get your whole team CompTIA PenTest+ certified. Our world-class instructors can deliver interactive group training on-site or virtually.



Early Registration: 9+ Weeks Prior to Start Date
General Registration: 2 - 9 Weeks Prior to Start Date
Late Registration: Fewer than 2 Weeks Prior to Start Date

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Our CompTIA PenTest+ bootcamp provides in-depth knowledge on the five domains (Planning & Scoping, Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification, Attacks & Exploits, Penetration Testing Tools, and Reporting & Communication) that largely make up the PT0-001 certification exam. This course gives you the skills you need to demonstrate the exam requirement of hands-on ability to test devices in new environments.

While there aren’t any prerequisites to take the CompTIA PenTest+ training course itself, it is recommended that course attendees have Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge; or at least 3 – 4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. The exam itself also has no prerequisites, however PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience that has hands-on focus.

It’s a five-day bootcamp course.

A few days before class, you will receive an email with details on how to access our virtual training room, and physical courseware will be delivered to your shipping address.

Our virtual classes are instructed in a way that mirrors the experience you would get from an in-person course. That way, students remain fully engaged and the information sticks! Our virtual training courses are packed with interactive whiteboards, breakout rooms, virtual sticky note walls, and more to help ensure your success on the exam.

Individuals who hold the PMP certification will earn 40 PDUs through the course.

You’ll get a course book, practice CompTIA PenTest+ exam questions, and an exam voucher. Of course, your tuition also includes priceless group activities, as well as discussions and bagels.

CompTIA PenTest+ has been ISO/ANSI approved and is in the DOD 8570 approval process. If you’d like more information on DoD 8570 and the various training options for compliance, please check out DoD 8570 overview.

Our CompTIA PenTest+ training bootcamp is designed for IT security professionals that would like to advance into the fields of Penetration Tester, Vulnerability Tester, Security Analyst II, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Network Security Operations or Application Security Vulnerability positions. That said, it’s a good course for anyone interested in learning more about the five CompTIA PenTest+ domains, or plan to sit for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam.

The CompTIA PenTest+ exam consists of a maximum of 85 multiple choice and performance-based questions. This exam is unique as it also requires candidates to demonstrate their hands-on ability to test devices in new environments, including the cloud and mobile as well as traditional desktops and servers. The length of the test is 165 minutes and a passing score is 750 or higher (on a scale of 100 – 900). The exam assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and management skills required to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks.  

You’ll receive an exam voucher from your instructor while you’re in class. You’ll use that voucher to sit for the exam at a PSI testing center. You’ll take the exam on a computer (not paper), and you’ll see immediately whether you passed or failed, though you won’t get your exact score until a week or so later. If you pass, you’ll get instructions on what to do next.

Your CompTIA PenTest+ certification is good for three years from the date you pass the exam. You can extend your certification in three-year intervals through continuing education or certification-specific activities and training.


This domain of our CompTIA PenTest+ training gives you the skills to explain the importance of planning and key aspects of compliance-based assessment.

You’ll learn how to gather information to prepare for exploitation, perform a vulnerability scan and analyze the results.

This session focuses on exploiting network, wireless, application and RF-based vulnerabilities, summarizing physical security attacks, and performing post-exploitation techniques.

This component of the CompTIA PenTest+ course features exercises to gather information with various tools, analyze the output and basic scripts (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell).

You’ll utilize report writing and best practices to explain recommended mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities.

Why Beyond20

Subject Matter Expertise

We understand that your goal is to learn effectively and get certified in one shot. After all, certification training can be a substantial investment. As such, it’s critical to us that you learn from someone who will help you retain key concepts and get you across the finish line efficiently.

But at the same time, who wants to take a boring class? If we’re going to spend a lot of time looking at screens, the material should at least be engaging. That’s why we’re hyper-focused on bringing variety to your virtual training experience. People learn differently, so we use several methods to teach concepts throughout the day.

White Glove Service

We all know that bad customer service is one of the most frustrating things there is. That’s why we’ve endeavored to create the kind of training experience that we would want for ourselves.

We're a US-based organization with offices in DC, Phoenix, and San Diego. Come through! Otherwise, we'll be happy to meet you virtually.

Rest assured: At Beyond20, our instructors are some of the world’s best. Not only do our full-time, in-house training staff have decades of experience in the field, but in many cases, we are the official authors of authoritative publications (e.g., ITIL). Working with Beyond20 means learning from the top subject matter experts out there. It means training and taking your exams with confidence.

Next-Gen Virtual Training

Depending on the course, this can include interactive whiteboards, breakout rooms, virtual sticky note walls, and more. We take this approach not only because it's more fun than simply memorizing terms, but because it works.

From the instant that you first reach out to us with a quick question, to that glorious moment when you learn you’ve earned the certification, our job is to make sure that every interaction you have with us is a positive one. If you look at our hundreds of Google-verified reviews, you’ll see that we take it seriously! Beyond20 is not a risky choice.

If you're PMP-certified, our courses will earn you PDUs!

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