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CompTIA PenTest+ for Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Management

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, which takes around 165 minutes, also includes management skills used to plan, scope, and manage weaknesses, not just exploit them.

PenTest+ is unique because the 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.

CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent knowledge and a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. CompTIA offers more certifications to help IT professionals achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end. Check out the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway for more information