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Planning and Scoping for CompTIA Pentest+

Your first task in a penetration test project is to define the scope and plan your engagement. This Pentest+ course teaches you how to identify testing requirements, assets in scope, legal boundaries, limitations, rules of engagement, and much more.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 7, 2021
Duration
1h 46m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 7, 2021
Duration
1h 46m
Description

The first step on a penetration test engagement is to define the scope and plan your tests. In this course, Planning and Scoping for CompTIA Pentest+, you will learn how to identify testing requirements, assets in scope, legal boundaries, limitations, rules of engagement, and much more. This is the first course of the CompTIA Pentest+ certification series. First, you will explore all the pre-engagement tasks in a penetration testing exercise. Then, you will learn how to gather all the information you need for the tests and how to plan and scope your assessment. Finally, you will explore the ethical hacking mindset and how to become a professional pentester. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of planning and scoping 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, Planning and Scoping 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 planning and scoping domain within the exam, and this domain accounts for about 14% of the total exam. My name is Ricardo, and I'm a cybersecurity consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field. And in this course, I'll be showing you everything you need to know to cover the first domain of the certification, which is planning and scoping. To download the exercise files, navigate to the Exercise Files tab and clicking the Download button. In the exercise file, you'll find a helpful study guide that you can use to follow along during your certification prep for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam. It contains a summary of what we discuss in this course, as well as the list of the 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 Planning and Scoping for CompTIA Pentest+ course here, at Pluralsight.