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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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About the Authors
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Exam Essentials

Penetration testers should establish a regular pattern of communication with management. This communication should include regular meetings where the testers share progress and, when appropriate, interim results. The communication process should also define triggers that may require immediate notification of management. Common communication triggers include the identification of critical findings and the discovery of indications of prior compromise.

Penetration testing reports should include recommended mitigation strategies. Testers should define remediation strategies that include people, process, and technology controls designed to correct or mitigate the risks discovered during the penetration test. This serves as a road map that management may follow when prioritizing risk remediation activities.

Understand appropriate remediation activities for common findings. Shared accounts may be remediated through the use of randomized credentials and a local administrator...