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Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+

Reconnaissance is one of the most important phases in a penetration testing engagement. This course will teach you how to perform information gathering and vulnerability scanning needed for the CompTIA Pentest+ certification.
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Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 11, 2021
Duration
2h 46m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 11, 2021
Duration
2h 46m
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Description

With the pentest plan and scope defined, your next step it to gather information about your target as well as perform vulnerability scans to understand the potential attack vectors that can be exploited. In this course, Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+, you’ll learn how to gather personal and technical information about your target that will be later used during the exploitation phase. First, you’ll explore how to gather technical information about your target. Next, you’ll discover how to harvest information about the employees of a company. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform vulnerability scans to identify potential vulnerabilities. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning needed for the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification (PT0-002).

About the author
About the author

Ricardo is a Cybersecurity Consultant based in Toronto (Canada). He has 10+ years of IT experience, 6 of them in the IT Security field. His main interests are: SIEM solutions (IBM QRadar), Enterprise Security Risk, Penetration Testing, Security processes/procedures and Network Security.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. Welcome to the course, Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+ Certification. This certification prep course will help you to prepare for the CompTIA Pentest exam. In this course, we're going to cover the skills measured in the information gathering and vulnerability scanning domain within the exam. This domain accounts for about 22% of the total exam. My name is Ricardo, and I'm a cyber security consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field. And in this course, I will be showing you everything you need to know to cover the second domain of this certification, which is information gathering and vulnerability scanning. To download the exercise files, navigate to the Exercise files tab and click on the Download button. In the exercise files, you'll find a helpful study guide that you can use to follow along during your certification prep for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam. That document contains a summary of what we'll discuss in the course, as well as a list of tips for the certification and a set of practice questions so you can prepare yourself for the exam. So, I'm happy to join you on your certification prep journey with the Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning for CompTIA Pentest+ course, here at Pluralsight.