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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

Who Performs Penetration Tests?

Penetration testing is a highly skilled discipline, and organizations often try to have experienced penetration testers for their testing efforts. Given that you’re reading this book and are preparing for the PenTest+ certification, you likely already understand and recognize this.

If you don’t have experience conducting penetration tests, that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. You may be able to participate in a test under the mentorship of an experienced penetration tester, or you may be able to conduct penetration testing in your organization simply because there’s nobody with experience available to conduct the test.

Penetration tests may be conducted by either internal teams, comprising cybersecurity employees from the organization being tested, or external teams, comprising contractors.

Internal Penetration Testing Teams

Internal penetration testing teams consist of cybersecurity professionals from within the organization...