Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars Team, your source for best-selling cybersecurity courses, brings you this ethical hacking and penetration testing course with your instructor Michael Solomon, Ph.D., CISSP, PMP, CISM.
This is NOT a boring voice over PowerPoint course. Michael speaks to you and presents the material in an engaging interactive style that will keep you interested and make it easier to understand. Check out the free sample lectures and you will see the difference.
We've added 2 bonus Practice Tests. One practice test covers the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker CEH certification exam. The other practice test covers the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam. Test your readiness to pass either of these industry ethical hacking certification exams.
With 30+ years of experience in security, privacy, blockchain, and data science, and an energetic presentation style, Michael takes his proficiency in network penetration testing and consolidates it into this informative and engaging course.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Did you know penetration testers' average salary is $71,929?* And this career is in one of the fastest-growing job markets**.
Whether you're looking to pass the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam, take your next step in the CompTIA Cybersecurity Pathway***, or you're just looking to learn some awesome ethical hacking skills, you’re in the right place.
Keep in mind there's much more to being an ethical hacker than what's covered here, including how to secure a network, however this course focuses on how to be a pen tester. A pen tester plans and scopes a pen test engagement with a client, finds vulnerabilities, exploits them to get into a network, then reports on those findings to the client.
This course shows you how to:
Use the tools you’ll need to scan networks, crack passwords, analyze and intercept traffic, discover code vulnerabilities, and compromise resources
Recognize vulnerabilities within a system, run exploits, and suggest solutions to a client to remediate the weak points
Work within a virtual environment to practice your pen testing skills, including using Oracle VM manager, Kali Linux, Metasploitable, and DVWA
Scope, plan, and execute a pen test engagement from start to finish
PenTest+ Exam Domain - Percentage of Exam
1.0 Planning and Scoping - 15%
Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
Explain key legal concepts
Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly
Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments
2.0 Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification - 22%
Given a scenario, conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
Given a scenario, perform a vulnerability scan
Given a scenario, analyze vulnerability scan results
Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation
Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems
3.0 Attacks and Exploits - 30%
Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
Given a scenario, exploit network-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit application-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques
4.0 Penetration Testing Tools - 17%
Given a scenario, use Nmap to conduct information gathering exercises
Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
Given a scenario, analyze tool output or data related to a penetration test
Given a scenario, analyze a basic script (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell)
5.0 Reporting and Communication - 16%
Given a scenario, use report writing and handling best practices
Explain post-report delivery activities
Given a scenario, recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process
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 3-4 years hands-on information security or related experience (no required prerequisites to sit for the PenTest+ exam)
HOW DO I TAKE THE COMPTIA PENTEST+ EXAM?
Buy an exam voucher (get your discount voucher at Total Seminars' website), schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website, then take the exam at a qualifying Pearson VUE testing center
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE COMPTIA PENTEST+, ANYWAY?
CompTIA's 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****
Penetration testing and information security is one of the fastest-growing job category according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It predicts that roles requiring these skills will see 28 percent overall growth by 2026.**
COMPTIA PENTEST+ VS. EC-COUNCIL CEH CERTIFICATIONS
The CompTIA PenTest+ is your quickest and most cost-effective route to a pen testing certification
The PenTest+ includes the latest mobile and cloud penetration testing skills, including IoT, as well as traditional desktop & server systems (CEH covers only traditional desktop & server systems)
The PenTest+ better matches employer needs by covering not just technical topics, but also business processes, project flow, best practices, and professionalism in pen testing (CEH is strictly technical)
The PenTest+ exam voucher costs $349 (compared to the CEH $1150 non-member plus application fee)****
Take a look at these student reviews:
★★★★★ “This is an excellent course!! Even in earlier chapters, the instructor gets you going on sample exercises to chop up the theoretical content a little, which always helps. With a course like this, hands-on is everything. I also appreciate that the theoretical parts are NOT TOO LONG AT ONCE!! Total Seminars did a fantastic job of breaking the content up in just the right places. LOVE this course!” – Chris N
★★★★★ “Amazing. Well Explained. Detail description for all the fundamental terms.” – Nisarg T
★★★★★ “Instruction was excellent. Including notes as resources was a big help! I reviewed the notes while watching the videos and I think that is really going to help me with information retention. The instructor used real-world examples to demonstrate points. Overall, I feel confident I can pass the test after studying the materials and doing the exercises the instructor emphasizes. The instructor also highlighted several key points to study for the exam for maximum preparation.” - Tim W
★★★★★ “This is what I was hoping for and it's much more upbeat than most of the lulling video series' I've seen before.” – John G
★★★★★ “This course covers everything in the approved CompTIA PenTest+ certification test. The presenter knows his stuff, has done real work pentests and does a good job of showing off the tools you'll be quizzed on and how to manipulate and analyze the results. Highly recommend this for anyone with Security+ that is looking to specialize as a pentester. Great place to start!” – Casey D
★★★★★ “Very well thought out course. The instructor is very knowledgeable, and the course is laid out in a great way! A lot of time was put into this and it shows!” – Luke P
**US Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls. gov
***Check out the PenTest+ Certification Guide.pdf resource in the first section