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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
Book Image

CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide: Exam PT0-001 offers comprehensive preparation for the newest intermediate cybersecurity certification exam. With expert coverage of Exam PT0-001 objectives, this book is your ideal companion throughout all stages of study; whether you’re just embarking on your certification journey or finalizing preparations for the big day, this invaluable resource helps you solidify your understanding of essential skills and concepts. The book shows how to perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices, cloud, IoT, as well as industrial and embedded systems. You'll learn how to identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities. As you progress, you'll learn methods to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices. You'll assess your knowledge by simulating cyber attacks to pinpoint security weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. By the end of the book, you'll have all the resources you need to prepare for the exam - identify what you already know, learn what you don’t know, and face the exam with full confidence.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Acknowledgments
2
About the Authors
3
Introduction
4
Assessment Test
5
Answers to Assessment Test
18
Index
19
Advert
20
End User License Agreement

Leveraging Exploits

Once they have successfully used an exploit and have access to a system, penetration testers will typically investigate their options for lateral movement and post-exploit attacks. Post-exploit attacks may be aimed at information gathering, privilege escalation, or even lateral movement on the same host to gain a broader perspective or to attempt to test security boundaries that exist for the account or service that was originally exploited.

Common Post-Exploit Attacks

There are many ways to conduct post-exploit attacks that can provide further access or information. Understanding the basics of each of these techniques and when it is typically used can help you better deploy exploits.