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Laying the Foundation for Penetration Testing for CompTIA PenTest+

by Dale Meredith

So, you want to start a career in penetration testing but don't know where to start? Maybe you've got some great hacking skills, and want to become a security professional? Look no further, this course starts you on your new and exciting path by diving into pentesting!

What you'll learn

So, you’re worried about how your network and your resources will withstand a cyber attack? That’s where a penetration test (often referred to as a pentest) comes into play. In this course, Laying the Foundation for Penetration Testing for CompTIA PenTest+, you’ll learn the basics of the types of pentests that are performed. First, you’ll learn the goals you’re trying to achieve. Next, you'll explore setting up a lab environment for pentesting. Finally, to protect you and your environment from accidental damage to your production network, you’ll discover how to set up the parameters within your new lab environment. By the end of this course, you'll gain a foundational understanding of the importance, and implementation, of pentesting.

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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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