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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.
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Writing a Penetration Testing Report

As you approach the conclusion of a penetration test, it’s important to document your work with a written report of your findings and recommended remediation techniques. This report provides management with a remediation road map and serves as an important artifact of the penetration test. It may also serve as documentation that a test was completed, if necessary to meet regulatory requirements. Let’s take a look at some report writing and handling best practices.

Structuring the Written Report

There isn’t any universal template that you need to follow when designing a penetration testing report, but you may choose to use a template provided by your organization. Regardless of whether you begin from a template, it’s good practice to structure your report into several important sections. One common structure for penetration testing reports includes the following sections, in order:

  • Executive summary
  • Findings and remediations...