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Results and Reporting for CompTIA PenTest+

by Dale Meredith

Making sure you report everything you've discovered to the client/target is imperative to finish up your engagement. Learn what to include in your report, how to organize, and present your finding in a professional manner.

What you'll learn

You have completed your penetration test. Congratulations! No time to relax, though, because the next step is to analyze the data you collected and create reports based on that data. Your reports need to put both information about the data you collected and recommended strategies to mitigate the vulnerabilities that you've identified.

In this course, Results and Reporting for CompTIA PenTest+, you will learn how to handle all the information you have collected by the target. First, you will explore how to make sure you have gathered all the data needed for your report. Once you understand this, you will have a better idea of how to organize and present the information that is valuable to the client. Next, you will learn about how to develop different mitigation strategies to help the client gain better control over their vulnerabilities. Then, you will see how to write a report, categorize the data, and how to work with the client to determine their “risk appetite.” Finally, you will discover all the cleanup tasks every security professional should make sure they run through to make sure they don’t leave the client vulnerable to outside attacks. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge required of penetration testers to complete any engagement and make sense of all the issues you’ve encountered.

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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