CompTIA PenTest (Plus) Certification Training — MedCerts

6 Weeks

Program Length

7.3 Million

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

With more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology (ICT) industry, CompTIA has become a leading voice for the technology ecosystem.

PenTest+ Certification Detail

CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for intermediate skill level cybersecurity professionals who are tasked with hands-on penetration testing to identify, exploit, report and manage vulnerabilities on a network. Gaining your PenTest+ certification, issued through CompTIA, will advance your cybersecurity career opportunities. 

PenTest+ maps 100% to the NICE/NIST Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) v2.0 Related Work Role of Vulnerability Assessment Analyst. This is used by the U.S. DoD for determining cybersecurity work roles.

MedCerts Programs for PenTest+ Certification 1 matches

Certification Training Options ForCompTIA PenTest+

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

PenTest+ Certification. Skill Gained

  • Perform a vulnerability scan and analyze scan results
  • Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems
  • Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
  • Exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities, application based vulnerabilities and local host vulnerabilities
  • Analyze tool output or data related to a penetration test
  • Recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
  • Determine the resiliency of networks against attacks
  • Customize assessment frameworks to effectively collaborate on and report findings
  • Communicate recommended strategies to improve the overall state of IT security

PenTest+ Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Penetration Tester/Vulnerability Analyst

Penetration Tester/Vulnerability Analyst probe for and exploits security vulnerabilities in web-based applications, networks and systems. Penetration Tests are designed to achieve a specific, attacker-simulated goal and should be requested by customers who are already at their desired security posture. A typical goal could be to access the contents of the prized customer database on the internal network, or to modify a record in an HR system. Vulnerability Assessments are designed to yield a prioritized list of vulnerabilities and are generally for clients who already understand they are not where they want to be in terms of security. The customer already knows they have issues and simply need help identifying and prioritizing them.

$82,000 - $120,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Incident Analyst/Responder

An Incident Analyst/Responder Investigates an IT-related incident: an unplanned interruption to a service, a reduction in the quality of a service, or an event that has not yet impacted the service to the customer. Works to restore a normal service operation as quickly as possible and to minimize the impact on business operations.

$68,000 - $105,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Analysts work on monitoring, controlling, and maintaining systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. Analyzes the examination of client computer systems, identification of weak points in security, development and implementation of new systems, and monitoring and response to security issues.

$72,000 - $97,000
Estimated Salary

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