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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

Review Questions

You can find the answers in the Appendix.

  1. Tom is running a penetration test in a web application and discovers a flaw that allows him to shut down the web server remotely. What goal of penetration testing has Tom most directly achieved?

    1. Disclosure
    2. Integrity
    3. Alteration
    4. Denial
  2. Brian ran a penetration test against a school’s grading system and discovered a flaw that would allow students to alter their grades by exploiting a SQL injection vulnerability. What type of control should he recommend to the school’s cybersecurity team to prevent students from engaging in this type of activity?

    1. Confidentiality
    2. Integrity
    3. Alteration
    4. Availability
  3. Edward Snowden gathered a massive quantity of sensitive information from the National Security Agency and released it to the media. What type of attack did he wage?

    1. Disclosure
    2. Denial
    3. Alteration
    4. Availability
  4. Assuming no significant changes in an organization’s cardholder data environment, how often does...