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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
Assessment Test
Answers to Assessment Test
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Exam Essentials

The CIA and DAD triads describe the goals of cybersecurity professionals and attackers. Cybersecurity professionals strive to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and systems. Attackers seek to undermine these goals by achieving the goals of destruction, alteration, and denial.

Penetration testing offers several important benefits to the organization. Penetration testing provides knowledge about an organization’s security posture that can’t be obtained elsewhere. It also provides a blueprint for the remediation of security issues. Finally, penetration tests provide focused information on specific attack targets.

Penetration testing may be conducted to meet regulatory requirements. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires that organizations involved in the processing of credit card transactions conduct both internal and external penetration tests on an annual basis.

Both internal and external teams...