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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

Assessment Test

If you’re considering taking the PenTest+ exam, you should have already taken and passed the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ exams or have equivalent experience—typically at least three to four years of experience in the field. You may also already hold other equivalent or related certifications. The following assessment test will help to make sure you have the knowledge that you need before you tackle the PenTest+ certification, and it will help you determine where you may want to spend the most time with this book.

  1. Ricky is conducting a penetration test against a web application and is looking for potential vulnerabilities to exploit. Which of the following vulnerabilities does not commonly exist in web applications?

    1. SQL injection
    2. VM escape
    3. Buffer overflow
    4. Cross-site scripting
  2. What specialized type of legal document is often used to protect the confidentiality of data and other information that penetration testers may encounter?

    1. An SOW
    2. An NDA...