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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

Answers to Assessment Test

  1. B. Web applications commonly experience SQL injection, buffer overflow, and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Virtual machine (VM) escape attacks work against the hypervisor of a virtualization platform and are not generally exploitable over the Web. You’ll learn more about all of these vulnerabilities in Chapters 5 and 9.
  2. B. A nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, is a legal agreement that is designed to protect the confidentiality of the client’s data and other information that the penetration tester may encounter during the test. An SOW is a statement of work, which defines what will be done during an engagement, an MSA is a master services agreement that sets the overall terms between two organizations (which then use SOWs to describe the actual work), and noncompetes are just that—an agreement that prevents competition, usually by preventing an employee from working for a competitor for a period of time after their current job ends...