Results and Reporting for CompTIA PenTest+

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 26, 2020
Duration
1h 16m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 26, 2020
Duration
1h 16m
Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, everyone. My name is Dale Meredith. I want to welcome you to my course Results and Reporting for CompTIA PenTest+. Now, this course is part 10 of the series for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification program. Yes, sniff, sniff, it's the last of a great series in an exciting journey. In this course, you'll learn how to a handle the information that we've collected by the target. First, you'll learn how to make sure you've gathered all the data needed for your report. Once you understand this, you'll have a better idea on how to organize and present the information, at least the information that's valuable to the client. Next, you'll learn about how to develop different mitigation strategies to help the client gain better control over their vulnerabilities. Then you'll learn how to write a report, categorize the data, and how to work with the client to determine their risk appetite. I know, appetite getting hungry? Finally, you'll learn about all the cleanup tasks that every security professional should make sure they run through in order to make sure they don't leave the client vulnerable to outside attacks. When you're finished with this course, you'll have all the skills and knowledge of a penetration tester needed to present your findings to your client with confidence and professionalism after any engagement. Now, as far as additional prerequisites are concerned, before you watch this course, don't start without watching the first nine courses in this series. This course is based off you completing all the steps for that engagement that we talk about in the previous nine. Now, after you watch this course and the series, you should feel comfortable diving further into other security‑related series, including our ethical hacking series or our CySA+ series. Now, that author is awesome. I hope you join me in learning and understanding the concepts of Results and Reporting for CompTIA PenTest+, here at Pluralsight.