Virtual Pentester Prep Workshop

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About the Training

Have you ever wanted to learn about what it takes to be a Penetration Tester? 

If so, then this 5-day, hands-on workshop may suit your curiosity on what it takes to fulfill your journey as a successful #Pentester. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, this training will teach you offensive techniques to improve upon defensive skills that are used in the Offensive Security field. 

Throughout the course, we will address and discuss various penetration testing topics, tools, technologies and methodologies that are commonly used in the industry. By no means is the course and its objectives all encompassing. As a participant, it is highly recommended that you perform additional research and self-study to continue and maintain your established knowledge and toolkit.  

The provided content is listed below as a guide for the course and is subject to change. We appreciate your support and hope that you enjoy the training. We look forward to your participation and feedback as well.  

If you have any additional questions outside of the FAQs, please do not hesitate to reach out to and we will be happy to assist you. 

Course Outline 

The course is tailored to the five primary exam objectives for the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification which are: 

  1. Planning and Scoping 
  2. Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification 
  3. Attacks and Exploits 
  4. Penetration Testing Tools 
  5. Reporting and Communication 

Note: This is NOT an official CompTIA Training but preparation for real world scenario pentesting engagements and the Pentest+ certification exam. Various tools, techniques and procedures will be covered thus those listed are just examples and are not limited to only those, as material is subject to change. 

Day/Week 1 - Planning & Scoping

  • Pentesting Overview & Methodologies
  • Pentest Lab Setup & Familiarization
  • Common Services, Threats & Attacks
  • IPv6 Overview

Day/Week 2 - Information Gathering & Vulnerability Identification

  • Passive Information Gathering
  • Active Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Identification & Analysis

Day/Week 3 - Attacks & Exploits

  • Exploitation
  • Privilege Escalation Techniques
  • Password Attacks
  • Pivoting

Day/Week 4 - Penetration Testing Tools

  • Wireshark Fundamentals
  • Wireless Testing
  • Web App Testing

Day/Week 5 - Reporting & Communication

  • Buffer Overflows
  • Capture the Flag (CTF)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know before attending the class?
  • Knowledge of operating systems along with ports and protocols are very helpful.  
  • Materials to Read Ahead: It is HIGHLY SUGGESTED that you read the background information provided in this link to have a successful Cover6 Solutions training experience - 
What are the recommended hardware specifications?

To have an enjoyable hardware experience, we suggest the following: 

  • Processor – 64-bit i5 or higher 
  • RAM – 8 GB or higher 
  • Memory – 100 GB or higher 
  • Operating System – this is your choice as long as you are comfortable 
What are the recommended software specifications?

To have an enjoyable software experience, we suggest the latest version of any of the following: 

  • Hypervisor – VirtualBox, VMWare Player, VMWare Workstation, or VMWare Fusion 
How often do we meet?

Every Tuesday from 6-9 PM EST for 5 weeks. 

If I miss a session, will there be a recording?

Yes, the sessions are recorded and placed on the website for easy access.

Will I be challenged during the training?

Yes, but in a good way that will grow your skills. We recommend coming with a VERY open mind to the material and other participants so that the learning experience is a positive and enjoyable one. We encourage questions and getting to know other professionals who are also enrolled in the training.

Will this training help me get a job?

As always, it is up to you to “get” the job. However, Cover6 Solutions has built a platform that will assist you with very viable knowledge that can be used on the job. In addition, we can assist you with resume services to showcase and enhance your newly acquired skills.

Are disounts available?

Yes. Additionally, all alumni receive a 20% discount after completion of their first Cover6 training. We also have an affiliate program that allows you to earn cash by sharing links to Cover6 products.

Are there Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available?

Yes. 16 CEUs are available for this course.

Can I contact you after the training is oer if I need additional assistance with materials?

Absolutely! Our relationship does not end with this training. All alumni are treated like family and we will do all we can to ensure you become a successful security professional.

Where can I give my feedback on the course?

A survey will be sent out during and after the training for you to provide your questions, comments and concerns. 

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