• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Penetration testing is in high demand with the need to meet compliance standards and combat security breaches. In this course, Penetration Testing: Setting the Scope and Rules of Engagement, you'll learn fundamental knowledge and gain the ability to scope a penetration testing engagement with paying customers. First, you'll explore how penetration tests are structured. Next, you'll dive into learning the tools and methodologies used to execute professional penetration tests. Finally, you'll discover how to structure deliverables in the form of work breakdown structures and final reports for your customers. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to structure penetration testing engagements needed to organize and deliver a successful and professional penetration testing engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables for Penetration Testing Engagement
  • Scoping Technical Aspects of the Engagement
  • Outlining Scope for Lines of Business, Third Parties, and Structuring Compensation
  • Establishing Communication Plans and Engagement

Framework Connections

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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