Friends University to host CompTIA PenTest+ certification training

Friends University will offer a cyber security training course to IT professionals and businesses from August 5 to August 9. The course will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will equal 40 hours of training. The CompTIA PenTest+ certification training will prepare attendees to take the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam.

“Studies show that 96 percent of hiring managers use certifications for recruitment and advancement criteria,” said Sean Cash, assistant professor of business management. “It is imperative that we continue to supply competent security professionals as IT jobs are expected to increase by 28 percent by 2026.”

A CompTIA PenTest+ certified instructor who has extensive real-world experience will instruct attendees. The course will enable professionals to learn up-to-date penetration testing methodology, how to plan and scope a penetration test, how to conduct passive and active reconnaissance testing, how to exploit networks and systems during a penetration test, and more. Hands-on live classroom instruction will take place in the state-of-the-art INTRUST Bank Cyber Security Laboratory at Friends University. This lab is one of three of its kind in a university setting in the United States, and it simulates cyber threats in a realistic environment.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.