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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

Chapter 2: Planning and Scoping Penetration Tests

  1. C. A statement of work covers the working agreement between two parties and is used in addition to an existing contract or master services agreement (MSA). An NDA is a nondisclosure agreement, and the acronym MOD was made up for this question.
  2. B. Web Services Description Language is an XML-based language used to describe the functionality that a web service provides. XML is a common basis for many descriptive languages used for a variety of documents and service definitions that a penetration tester may encounter.
  3. C. White box testing, also known as “crystal box” or “full knowledge” testing, provides complete access and visibility. Black box testing provides no information, while gray box testing provides limited information. Red box testing is not a common industry term.
  4. B. A nondisclosure agreement, or NDA, covers the data and other information that a penetration tester may encounter or discover during their...