Taking PenTest+ After Sec+

JSNJSN Member Posts: 45 ■■■□□□□□□□
Would this be a good idea, or would I experience any learning gaps?

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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,610 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you get quality study material, it should be okay.  I recommend starting with a Udemy course or one of the various PentTest+ study guides.  I also suggest Georgia Weidman's book, as well.
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  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,094 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Pentester here (well about 25% of the time among other security duties). I see like 4 hits for Pentest+ on a popular online job board. Might be better to save the Pentest+ for another year or two and then take it as a convenience to renew your Security+.

    I mean it's a means to learn more about penetration testing, vulnerability management, some scripting, and what not. I don't think the price of the exam is worth it if your goal is to get hired as a penetration tester though. You're still going to need to find some training and a lab environment to practice on. If I were you, I'd find some other learning course/exam/labs where you'd get more bang for your buck. I did it because at the time it was $50 and I had obtained the CySA+ like 3 weeks earlier.

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  • charismaticxcharismaticx Security +, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CySA +, GSNA, CASP, PenTest +, GCIA Member Posts: 55 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Jason Dion's Udemy course is great way to start studying. However, the Pentest + does require some level of experience with incident response and scripting. It's a great test and it's definitely one of their harder test. 
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  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,111 ■■■■■■■■□□
    For practical, hands-on training, I recommend Zaid Sabih's courses on Udemy. Don't let the prices scare you. They get cheaper when you create an account. And then periodically, they have sales for $10 and $20. https://www.udemy.com/user/zaidsabih/
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Member Posts: 494 ■■■■■□□□□□
    edited October 2019
    tedjames said:
    For practical, hands-on training, I recommend Zaid Sabih's courses on Udemy. Don't let the prices scare you. They get cheaper when you create an account. And then periodically, they have sales for $10 and $20. https://www.udemy.com/user/zaidsabih/
    +1 to this. I have been on here praising Zaids courses for years now. They were my first step to prepping for the OSCP and served me very well.
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  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,111 ■■■■■■■■□□
    McxRisley said:
    tedjames said:
    For practical, hands-on training, I recommend Zaid Sabih's courses on Udemy. Don't let the prices scare you. They get cheaper when you create an account. And then periodically, they have sales for $10 and $20. https://www.udemy.com/user/zaidsabih/
    +1 to this. I have been on here praising Zaids courses for years now. They were my first step to prepping for the OSCP and served me very well.
    That's very encouraging, because I hope to take the OSCP one day. Still have a lot to learn!
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