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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
1
Acknowledgments
2
About the Authors
3
Introduction
4
Assessment Test
5
Answers to Assessment Test
18
Index
19
Advert
20
End User License Agreement

Chapter 2
Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

THIS CHAPTER COVERS THE FOLLOWING PENTEST+ EXAM TOPICS:

Domain 1: Planning and Scoping

  • images 1.1 Explain the importance of planning for an engagement.
    • Understanding the target audience
    • Rules of engagement
    • Communication escalation path
    • Resources and requirements
      • Confidentiality of findings
      • Known vs. unknown
    • Budget
    • Impact analysis and remediation timelines
    • Disclaimers
      • Point-in-time assessment
      • Comprehensiveness
    • Technical constraints
    • Support resources
      • WSDL/WADL
      • SOAP project file
      • SDK documentation
      • Swagger document
      • XSD
      • Sample application requests
      • Architectural diagram
  • images1.2 Explain key legal concepts.
    • Contracts
      • SOW
      • MSA
      • NDA
    • Environmental differences
      • Export restrictions
      • Local and national government restrictions
      • Corporate policies
    • Written authorization
      • Obtain signature from proper signing authority
      • Third-party provider authorization when necessary
  • images 1.3 Explain the importance of scoping an engagement properly.
    • Types...