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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.
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Lab Exercises

Activity 3.1: Manual OSINT Gathering

In this activity, you will use manual tools to gather OSINT. You may use Windows or Linux tools; however, we recommend using a Kali Linux virtual or physical machine for exercises like this to increase your familiarity with Linux and the Kali toolsets.

  1. Identify a domain belonging to a company or organization that you are familiar with.
  2. Use the Dig command to review information about the domain and record your results.
  3. Use the appropriate WHOIS engine to look up the domain and identify contacts and other interesting information.
  4. Perform a traceroute for the domain. Record your findings and any interesting data about the route. Can you identify the company’s hosting provider, Internet service provider, or geographic location based on the traceroute information?
  5. Kali users only—use theHarvester to gather search engine information, including emails for the domain. What information is publicly exposed?

Activity 3.2: Exploring...