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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By : Jason Beltrame
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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By: Jason Beltrame

Overview of this book

Penetration Testing Bootcamp delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chapter is delivered in a day, and each day builds your competency in Penetration Testing. This book will begin by taking you through the basics and show you how to set up and maintain the C&C Server. You will also understand how to scan for vulnerabilities and Metasploit, learn how to setup connectivity to a C&C server and maintain that connectivity for your intelligence gathering as well as offsite processing. Using TCPDump filters, you will gain understanding of the sniffing and spoofing traffic. This book will also teach you the importance of clearing up the tracks you leave behind after the penetration test and will show you how to build a report from all the data obtained from the penetration test. In totality, this book will equip you with instructions through rigorous tasks, practical callouts, and assignments to reinforce your understanding of penetration testing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Building the report

Now that we have talked about the layout for the penetration testing report, it is just a matter of taking all the information that we obtained and putting it into our logical structure we just talked about.

Typically, start with your first draft. The first draft will always be the hardest, but most of the time and effort go into this step. Start with the sections you feel you are ready for and go back to the others as you finish the ones you are most comfortable with first. I tend to follow the following process:

  1. Start by putting all the main headings in first.
  2. Then, go back and put all the main sections within the heading next.
  3. Go and work on the sections you are most comfortable with first. Jump around to get the sections you are comfortable with done first.


Make some sort of visual mark at any part of the document if you need to add something there later. This way, you know you need to go back there at a later date to either add a graphic or text or make any change...