Do you want to extract private key from a pfx file and write it to PEM file?
# openssl pkcs12 -in public_private.pfx -nocerts \ -out privatekey.pem
To remove the password from the private key file:
# openssl rsa -in privatekey.pem -out private.pem
Last but not least, if you need to test ssl-secured-service:
# openssl s_client -verify 5 -CAfile ca.cer \ -connect you.host.ip:secured-port