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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. What term describes a document created to define project-specific activities, deliverables, and timelines based on an existing contract?

    1. NDA
    2. MSA
    3. SOW
    4. MOD
  2. What type of language is WSDL based on?

    1. HTML
    2. XML
    3. WSML
    4. DIML
  3. Which of the following types of penetration test would provide testers with complete visibility into the configuration of a web server without having to compromise the server to gain that information?

    1. Black box
    2. Gray box
    3. White box
    4. Red box
  4. What type of legal agreement typically covers sensitive data and information that a penetration tester may encounter while performing an assessment?

    1. A noncompete
    2. An NDA
    3. A data security agreement
    4. A DSA
  5. Which of the following threat actors is the most dangerous based on the adversary tier list?

    1. APTs
    2. Hacktivists
    3. Professional Black Hats
    4. Organized crime
  6. During a penetration test, Alex discovers that he is unable to scan a server that he was able to successfully...