PenTest+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is seeking IT professionals with expertise in the field of penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and management, or a related field to be involved in a Cut Score workshop for our CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam.

During the Cut Score workshop, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will determine and set the passing standard for the certification exam, and will create, develop and review items for the CompTIA PenTest+ Exam

Assistance from SMEs is crucial in providing an industry relevant exam. Potential SMEs must have:

  • At least 3-4 years of hands-on experience with penetration testing, and/or vulnerability assessment and management.
  • It is preferred that SMEs hold the CompTIA PenTest+, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and/or OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), or similar penetration testing or vulnerability assessment & management certification (or an equivalent/higher credential).

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $440 per day (or $2,200 total for the week), pending adequate level of participation
  • 40 continuing education credits (CEUs)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily during the workshop
  • A complimentary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of their choice

*International SMEs will instead receive $540/day stipend ($2,700 total) to help defer additional travel costs.

Based on changing state and government guidelines/requirements, vaccination is currently not required for workshop participants.

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the entire Item Writing workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

When: August 26 - 30, 2024
Where: CompTIA Headquarters; 3500 Lacey Rd. Suite 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515 (Downers Grove is a suburb of Chicago)

Only professionals with strong technical backgrounds with current experience in supporting and troubleshooting a variety of computing devices and operating systems should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email [email protected].

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