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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
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Chapter 1: Penetration Testing

  1. D. Tom’s attack achieved the goal of denial by shutting down the web server and preventing legitimate users from accessing it.
  2. B. By allowing students to change their own grades, this vulnerability provides a pathway to unauthorized alteration of information. Brian should recommend that the school deploy integrity controls that prevent unauthorized modifications.
  3. A. Snowden released sensitive information to individuals and groups who were not authorized to access that information. That is an example of a disclosure attack.
  4. C. PCI DSS requires that organizations conduct both internal and external penetration tests on at least an annual basis. Organizations must also conduct testing after any significant change in the cardholder data environment.
  5. D. The use of internal testing teams may introduce conscious or unconscious bias into the penetration testing process. This lack of independence is one reason organizations may choose to use an external testing...