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Attacks and Exploits: Specialized Attacks and Post Exploitation for CompTIA Pentest+

by Matthew Lloyd Davies

In this course you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam. You'll learn how to research attack vectors, and conduct physical and social engineering attacks and apply post-exploitation techniques.

What you'll learn

If you're preparing to take the CompTIA Pentest+ exam you will need to understand a few key skills. In this course, Attacks and Exploits: Specialized Attacks and Post Exploitation for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to research attack vectors and perform digital, physical, and social engineering attacks against various technologies. First, you’ll explore how to exploit specialized systems such as mobile devices, the Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and virtualization and containerization technologies. Next, you’ll discover how to influence people to conduct social engineering and physical attacks. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform post-exploitation activities to gain further access to systems, retain access, escalate privileges, avoid detection, and exfiltrate data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to research attack vectors and perform attacks against specialized systems, conduct physical and social engineering attacks and apply post-exploitation techniques in preparation for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam.

About the author

With a background in Chemical Engineering and a career meandering through explosives safety research and accident investigation, Matt is now a Principal inspector and Deputy Professional Lead for Cyber Security and Information Assurance at the Office for Nuclear Regulation in the UK. For 11 years he has regulated nuclear safety and nuclear security across the whole of the UK’s nuclear estate and is currently responsible for regulating cyber security and information assurance across various parts... more

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