Course Outline

Introduction to Penetration Testing

  • Understanding penetration testing
  • Types of penetration testing
  • Penetration testing methodologies
  • Penetration testing frameworks

Scoping and Reconnaissance

  • Gathering information about the target system
  • Footprinting and fingerprinting
  • Vulnerability scanning and analysis
  • Identifying the attack surface

Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation

  • Identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities
  • Web application vulnerabilities
  • Buffer overflows and memory-based attacks
  • Password attacks

Post-Exploitation Techniques

  • Maintaining access
  • Privilege escalation
  • Covering tracks and erasing evidence
  • Pivoting

Reporting and Communication

  • Creating professional penetration testing reports
  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Providing remediation strategies

Summary and Exam Preparation

  • Review of key concepts
  • Exam preparation tips and strategies
  • Hands-on practice exam

Note: The course outline may vary slightly depending on the delivery mode and the experience level of the participants.


  • A basic understanding of network and security concepts is recommended.


  • Security analysts
  • Penetration testers
  • IT professionals interested in cyber security
  • Anyone who wants to prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam
  35 Hours


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