Conducting Active Reconnaissance for CompTIA PenTest+

by Dale Meredith

Active reconnaissance is a necessary evil. It can sometimes alert defense teams and systems that you're snooping around, but it also helps you to see and document everything about each note on the network. Learn how to active recon the right way.

What you'll learn

Up until now, we have been "quiet" as far as reconnaissance goes. But the downside is that many times we won't see every single system through passive methods. This is were Active Reconnaissance comes in to play.

In this course, Conducting Active Reconnaissance for CompTIA PenTest+, you will gain the ability to discover more network nodes and collect system information during your penetration tests. First, you will learn how to discover all the targets on a given network. Next, you will discover how to use enumeration to find services and even accounts on the targets. Then, you will see how to scan each one for vulnerabilities which might allow someone to gain unauthorized access to protected digital or electronic materials, and may go around routers or even firewalls to get in. Finally, you will explore how to look at different types of scripts and some cool tools to help automate your tasks.

When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of discovering as many nodes, services accounts, and even some vulnerabilities needed to cover every aspect of the active reconnaissance step within any pentest engagement.

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About the author

Dale Meredith has been a Certified Ethical Hacker/Instructor EC-Council for the past 15 years, and Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 20 years. Dale also has an additional 7 years of senior IT management experience and worked as a CTO for a popular ISP provider. Dale's expertise is in explaining difficult concepts and ensuring his students have an actionable knowledge of the course material. Straddling the line of fun and function, Dale's instruction is memorable and entertaining. Dale's knowl... more

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