New Certification: CompTIA PenTest+



  • meni0nmeni0n Member Member Posts: 68 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Anyone else received an email from CompTIA? Got an email saying congrats on passing and to verify address but I didn't take anything except PenTest+ last week,
  • ErtazErtaz I drink and I know things Member Posts: 934 ■■■■■□□□□□
    meni0n wrote: »
    Anyone else received an email from CompTIA? Got an email saying congrats on passing and to verify address but I didn't take anything except PenTest+ last week,

    It's a new certificate for your CySA+ being mailed out. That's what it was for me when I logged in and checked.
  • K-9K-9 Member Member Posts: 82 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I didn't expect those until June. Cool!
  • ITSec14ITSec14 Senior Member Member Posts: 398 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just took the beta tonight. was about as difficult as I expected. I’m not a pen tester and did not really do much to prepare for this exam, so naturally I do not think I even came close to passing. Those who do have experience probably have a pretty good shot at it. It was definitely a breath of fresh air to see CompTIA putting more effort into their exams. I can see this one becoming a well respected cert. Bravo CompTIA!
  • andreawebandreaweb Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I completed 2 days ago the exam, 110 questions. It was not impossible but the big area about mobile-wireless was quite complicated without experience. Also the first 6 questions 6 complicate simulation with similar remediation. It was complex exam for the number of questions and the area range very extended.
  • jwdk19jwdk19 Member Member Posts: 70 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I took the exam on 21APR. I did a little preparation by going over the objectives. Cybrary videos helped.

    Quite a broad exam. Definitely the most difficult CompTIA exam that I have taken.

    The exam was right on spot with the objectives.
    PowerShell, python, massive amount of nmap (which thankfully I have experience with), netcat, XSS, SQL injection.

    If I do not pass (I feel 70% I won't, 30% I will) I will definitely be retaking this within 6 months of release. Great exam by CompTIA.
  • BlackBeretBlackBeret Senior Member Member Posts: 683 ■■■■■□□□□□
    The breadth of this is what got me. Other companies like GIAC have separate tests for basic network pentesting, web, mobile apps, wireless, etc. There's a lot of specialization within pentesting and for good reason. Having not touched mobile pentesting, and not specializing in web app, I felt like the test was too broad for anyone to get a perfect score in all of the areas.

    Of course since its' a CompTIA test, I'm guessing a passing score will end up between 750-800 or so. I didn't feel there were enough specialized questions to bring the score to failing if you have general experience pentesting, and maybe a focus in one or two of the areas.
  • packetphilterpacketphilter Member Member Posts: 85 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I had 2nd thoughts and went to register on the 26th, but I was too late. I spent 6 months as a junior pentester and security auditor, so I got curious about whether I could pass. Oh well. Guess I'll never know.
  • NewbBrandonNewbBrandon Junior Member Member Posts: 13 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Does anyone have their results yet? Just really curious.
  • K-9K-9 Member Member Posts: 82 ■■■□□□□□□□
    You won't hear from them until this summer. Forget about it or you will go nuts checking around. Move on to your next cert.
  • atippettatippett Senior Member Member Posts: 154
    Emailed CompTIA about when the results will be sent out, they said around the time the official test comes out, July 31st.
  • SolsSols Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Wow ...thinking of this career path
  • NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA ZZ9ZZAMember Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'm giving this some thought. My manager wants me to learn white hat pen testing as a service to our clients. It looks interesting.....

    'My dear you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly' Winston Churchil

  • josephandrejosephandre Senior Member Member Posts: 315 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Scores sent out. Failed with a 721. Bummer
  • K-9K-9 Member Member Posts: 82 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Failed 730/750
  • NEODREAMNEODREAM Member Posts: 124 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just saw the email informing me to check the CertMetrics page and was pleasantly surprised to see a Pass. Woot woot.

    Edit: Took it back in Feb.
    Goal: eJPT Mar. 2020 | GDAT May 2020 | eCPPT Dec. 2020
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,845 Admin

    Score: 775/750
    Code: XR7PZD8NGL4Q1P5Z
    Verify at: Verify.Comptia.Org
  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■■■■■□□
    CPT+? I wonder if that's a typo.

    A+, Network+, CCNA, LFCS,
    Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
    Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
    In progress: OSCP
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,845 Admin
    Holding valid Security+ and PenTest+ certs is a CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CVNP). Maybe CPT+ is the same thing as PenTest+.

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