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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
About the Authors
Assessment Test
Answers to Assessment Test
End User License Agreement

Review Questions

You can find the answers in the Appendix.

  1. Cynthia wants to use a phishing attack to acquire credentials belonging to the senior leadership of her target. What type of phishing attack should she use?

    1. Smishing
    2. VIPhishing
    3. Whaling
    4. Spear phishing
  2. Mike wants to enter an organization’s high-security data center. Which of the following techniques is most likely to stop his tailgating attempt?

    1. Security cameras
    2. A mantrap
    3. An egress sensor
    4. An RFID badge reader
  3. Which of the following technologies is most resistant to badge cloning attacks if implemented properly?

    1. Low frequency RFID
    2. Magstripes
    3. Medium frequency RFID
    4. Smart cards

    Use the following scenario for questions 4, 5, and 6.

    Jen has been contracted to perform a penetration test against Flamingo, Inc. As part of her penetration test, she has been asked to conduct a phishing campaign and to use the results of that campaign to gain access to Flamingo systems and networks. The scope of the penetration test does...