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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. Ryan is conducting a penetration test and is targeting a database server. Which one of the following tools would best assist him in detecting vulnerabilities on that server?

    1. Nessus
    2. Nikto
    3. Sqlmap
    4. OpenVAS
  2. Gary is conducting a black box penetration test against an organization and is being provided with the results of vulnerability scans that the organization already ran for use in his tests. Which one of the following scans is most likely to provide him with helpful information within the bounds of his test?

    1. Stealth internal scan
    2. Full internal scan
    3. Stealth external scan
    4. Full external scan
  3. What tool can white box penetration testers use to help identify the systems present on a network prior to conducting vulnerability scans?

    1. Asset inventory
    2. Web application assessment
    3. Router
    4. DLP
  4. Tonya is configuring vulnerability scans for a system that is subject to the PCI DSS compliance standard. What is the minimum frequency...