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  • In-depth, expert explanations of all attacks, countermeasures, and techniques covered on the PenTest+ exam
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  • Copyright 2022
  • Pages: 624
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Premium Edition eBook
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-756619-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-756619-8

CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test

The exciting new CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test is a digital-only certification preparation product combining an eBook with enhanced Pearson Test Prep practice test software. The Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test contains the following items:

  • The CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Premium Edition Practice Test, including four full practice exams and enhanced practice test features
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Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning. 

  • Master CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 exam topics 
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions 

CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002-601 Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification prepares you to succeed on the CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 exam by directly addressing the exam's objectives. Leading security expert Omar Santos shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • Complete coverage of the exam objectives and a test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams
  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
  • Chapter-ending Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
  • An online, interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter
  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success, including
  • Planning and Scoping a Penetration Testing Assessment
  • Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification
  • Social Engineering Attacks and Physical Security Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Exploiting Application-Based Vulnerabilities
  • Cloud, Mobile, and IoT Security
  • Performing Post-Exploitation Techniques
  • Reporting and Communication
  • Tools and Code Analysis

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction xxix
Chapter 1 Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 3
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 3
    Foundation Topics 7
    Understanding Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 7
    Exploring Penetration Testing Methodologies 9
    Building Your Own Lab 15
    Exam Preparation Tasks 20
    Review All Key Topics 20
    Define Key Terms 20
    Q&A 20
Chapter 2 Planning and Scoping a Penetration Testing Assessment 23
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 23
    Foundation Topics 26
    Comparing and Contrasting Governance, Risk, and Compliance Concepts 26
    Explaining the Importance of Scoping and Organizational or Customer Requirements 39
    Demonstrating an Ethical Hacking Mindset by Maintaining Professionalism and Integrity 48
    Exam Preparation Tasks 50
    Review All Key Topics 50
    Define Key Terms 51
    Q&A 51
Chapter 3 Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning 55
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 55
    Foundation Topics 59
    Performing Passive Reconnaissance 59
    Performing Active Reconnaissance 93
    Understanding the Art of Performing Vulnerability Scans 125
    Understanding How to Analyze Vulnerability Scan Results 136
    Exam Preparation Tasks 141
    Review All Key Topics 142
    Define Key Terms 142
    Q&A 143
Chapter 4 Social Engineering Attacks 145
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 145
    Foundation Topics 149
    Pretexting for an Approach and Impersonation 149
    Social Engineering Attacks 151
    Physical Attacks 155
    Methods of Influence 170
    Exam Preparation Tasks 171
    Review All Key Topics 171
    Define Key Terms 172
    Q&A 172
Chapter 5 Exploiting Wired and Wireless Networks 175
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 175
    Foundation Topics 180
    Exploiting Network-Based Vulnerabilities 180
    Exploiting Wireless Vulnerabilities 216
    Exam Preparation Tasks 234
    Review All Key Topics 234
    Define Key Terms 235
    Q&A 235
Chapter 6 Exploiting Application-Based Vulnerabilities 237
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 237
    Foundation Topics 244
    Overview of Web Application-Based Attacks for Security Professionals and the OWASP Top 10 244
    How to Build Your Own Web Application Lab 255
    Understanding Business Logic Flaws 256
    Understanding Injection-Based Vulnerabilities 257
    Exploiting Authentication-Based Vulnerabilities 273
    Exploiting Authorization-Based Vulnerabilities 279
    Understanding Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerabilities 281
    Understanding Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF/XSRF) and Server-Side Request Forgery Attacks 288
    Understanding Clickjacking 289
    Exploiting Security Misconfigurations 289
    Exploiting File Inclusion Vulnerabilities 292
    Exploiting Insecure Code Practices 293
    Exam Preparation Tasks 301
    Review All Key Topics 301
    Define Key Terms 302
    Q&A 303
Chapter 7 Cloud, Mobile, and IoT Security 305
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 305
    Foundation Topics 309
    Researching Attack Vectors and Performing Attacks on Cloud Technologies 309
    Explaining Common Attacks and Vulnerabilities Against Specialized Systems 324
    Exam Preparation Tasks 336
    Review All Key Topics 337
    Define Key Terms 337
    Q&A 338
Chapter 8 Performing Post-Exploitation Techniques 341
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 341
    Foundation Topics 345
    Creating a Foothold and Maintaining Persistence After Compromising a System 345
    Understanding How to Perform Lateral Movement, Detection Avoidance, and Enumeration 355
    Exam Preparation Tasks 371
    Review All Key Topics 371
    Define Key Terms 372
    Q&A 372
Chapter 9 Reporting and Communication 375
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 375
    Foundation Topics 379
    Comparing and Contrasting Important Components of Written Reports 379
    Analyzing the Findings and Recommending the Appropriate Remediation Within a Report 385
    Explaining the Importance of Communication During the Penetration Testing Process 390
    Explaining Post-Report Delivery Activities 393
    Exam Preparation Tasks 395
    Review All Key Topics 395
    Define Key Terms 395
    Q&A 396
Chapter 10 Tools and Code Analysis 399
    Do I Know This Already? Quiz 399
    Foundation Topics 403
    Understanding the Basic Concepts of Scripting and Software
    Development 403
    Understanding the Different Use Cases of Penetration Testing Tools and Analyzing Exploit Code 409
    Exam Preparation Tasks 505
    Review All Key Topics 506
    Define Key Terms 508
    Q&A 508
Chapter 11 Final Preparation 513
    Tools for Final Preparation 513
    Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 517
    Summary 518
Glossary of Key Terms 519
Appendix A Answers to the Do I Know This Already? Quizzes and Q&A Sections 537
Appendix B CompTIA® PenTest+ PT0-002 Cert Guide Exam Updates 559

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Appendix C Study Planner
Glossary of Key Terms

TOC, 9780137566068, 10/21/2021


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