This course will cover the topics of the PenTest+ certification exam, which validates the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing using appropriate tools and techniques, and analyze the results. In addition, candidates will demonstrate their knowledge by producing a written report containing proposed remediation techniques and provide practical recommendations that can be effectively communicated to management. Technologies and trends of the IT industry will be covered to reinforce current best practices.
- Explain the penetration process, including planning and scoping, information gathering, and identifying vulnerability.
- Demonstrate how to use appropriate tools and techniques to perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
- Explain appropriate reporting techniques to communicate penetration test results to management.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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