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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)
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Communication is crucial to the effective performance of any penetration test. Testers and clients must develop a clear statement of work during the planning phase of the test and then continue to communicate effectively with each other throughout the engagement. The rules of engagement for the test should define a consistent path of communication and identify the milestones where regular communication will take place, as well as the triggers for emergency communications.

The penetration testing report is the final work product that serves as an artifact of the test and communicates the methodology, findings, recommended remediations, and conclusions to management. The report should also include an executive summary written in plain language that is accessible to nontechnical leaders, helping them understand the purpose and results of the test as well as the risk facing the organization.