Post-Exploit Tasks for CompTIA PenTest+

by Dale Meredith

This course (part 9 in the PenTest+ series) focuses on methods of evading security countermeasures, maintaining access and covering your tracks.

What you'll learn

You have identified the big computing assets that an enterprise wants to keep protected — networks, hosts, and applications — and have done what you can to exploit their vulnerability. This is the core phase of any penetration testing engagement, but you are not done. You need to engage in post-exploitation activities to escape security countermeasures and maintain a foothold in the organization, long though the main actions have been accomplished.

In this course, Post Exploit Tasks for CompTIA PenTest+, you will gain understanding of the steps and techniques that you can use during this phase and the engagement. First, you will learn different lateral movement techniques that allow you make the most impact of the exploits you have already discovered. Once you understand this, you will learn about pivoting through port forwarding, VPNs, SSH, and others. Next, you will explore the different ways you can maintain persistence within the target network without drawing much attention to your self. Finally, you will use specific anti-forensics techniques to avoid software that is designed to catch you and your activities

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of penetration tester needed to complete your post-exploit tasks on any any engagement.

Software required: [software required.] *

  • Setting up the Lab environment from the "Laying the Foundation for Penetration Testing for CompTIA PenTest+" course.

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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