Pen Test (Penetration testing) is a method of assessing companies/organisations cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses through a process called white-hat (ethical) hacking. This is an ideal course for such individuals who have gained a working knowledge of IT Networking and Security, and seeking a future role within the ever expanding range of Cyber Security. Penetration Testing knowledge and skills can be used for both offensive and defensive Job roles in Cyber Security.
The PDA qualifications in Cyber Resilience intent to provide foundation knowledge and skills in cyber security to increase awareness and develop deeper knowledge and appropriate skills of the discipline. The principal aim of the qualifications is to introduce cyber security to learners already employed across the wider workforce, to encourage interest in this emerging discipline as a potential future career and to improve cyber security knowledge for all learners irrespective of their vocational goals.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have: This is an Intermediate Level 3/4 course and candidates should have completed the CompTIA Security+ in advance of attending the course, or alternatively have gained equivalent IT Networking & Security knowledge and practical skills through several years of experience gained in information security. For those who do not have CompTIA Network/Security+ or equivalent qualifications, you may be asked to complete an aptitude test prior to being enrolled on this course. CompTIA Recommendation: Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
This course will assist you for the following CompTIA PenTest+ certification exams,
Exam Title: CompTIA PenTest +
Exam Code: PT0-001
You will learn how to?
In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing;
- Planning and Scoping – The importance of planning, and key aspects of compliance-based assessments
- Penetration Testing Tools – conduct information gathering exercises with various tools and analyse output and basic scripts
- Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification – gather information to prepare for exploitation and then perform a vulnerability scan and analyse results
- Reporting & Communication – report writing and best practice to explain recommended strategies to mitigate any vulnerabilities which have been detected
- Attacks and Exploits – exploit network, wireless and application based vulnerabilities. Summarise physical security attacks and perform post-exploitation techniques
Hands on Experience
This CompTIA PenTest + training course will prepare you to successfully attain this in-demand certification with hands-on practical work in the form of virtual/live Scenario based labs and software tools.
CompTIA PenTest + Course has been organised in conjunction with the PDA Cyber Resilience at SCQF Level 8 so the Learners will have an opportunity to earn SQA credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant unit exams.
Weekend/Weekdays Classes: 3.5 to 7 hours a week, one full classroom, will be delivered for 16 – 18 weeks.
Job Roles & Career Opportunities
This is an ideal intermediate level 3 or 4 globally recognised qualification for IT pros seeking a role within Cyber Security.
You will be able to function in a variety of job roles, including:
- Penetration Tester
- Vulnerability Tester
- Security Analyst (II)
- Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
- Network Security Operations
- Application Security Vulnerability
Instructors Qualification & Experience
ITPT has a big team of experts and passionate professional instructors whose services in IT industry are impressive, they are very well known to the IT vendors and also certified academy instructors of CompTIA, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, CEH, Checkpoint Security, LPI, Citrix, Virtualisation, and Cloud. They are also certified assessors, invigilators, markers and internal verifiers of SQA.
ITPT teaching staff has years of experience in IT Training, We always strive to deliver a unique study experience to our students. ITPT work closely with the current and updated curriculum and customised courses which meets the objectives of students and professionals.
Modes of Course Delivery & Attendance:
ITPT is currently providing different method of learning opportunities to students. Many people are looking for learning diversity to enhance their qualifications, but they don’t have the time to take on full-time instructor led study or attending courses regularly at their appropriate venues.
This course is FREE (SAAS part-time funding) to anyone who is on benefits or earning £25,000 or less, given that they have not used SAAS/ILA funding towards any other course/training in the last 12 months.
Those in receipt of following benefits are automatically eligible:
- Jobseekers allowance
- Income support
- Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (minimum rate)
- Pension Credit
Apply for course funding
Our Courses are fully funded by SAAS: Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Please visit the SAAS website www.saas.gov.uk to see your eligibility.
For Students who don’t qualify for the above fundings:
How much this course will cost?
If for any reason you do not qualify for SAAS funding our fees are as follows for students living in UK or the European Union:
|Vender Neutral (can be paid in installments)||£850|
|SQA Accredited (PDA) (can be paid in installments)||£850|
Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.
We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.
There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.