Exam Objective:

Session 01: Planning and Scoping

Session 02: Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

Session 03: Attacks and Exploits

Session 04: Penetration Testing Tools

Session 05: Reporting and Communication

Detailed Syllabus:

Session 01: Planning and Scoping

Explain the importance of planning for an engagement
Explain key legal concepts
Explain the important of scoping an engagement properly
Explain the key aspects of compliance-based assessments

Session 02: Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification

Given a scenario, conduct information gathering using appropriate techniques
Given a scenario, perform a vulnerability scan
Given a scenario, analyze vulnerability scan results
Explain the process of leveraging information to prepare for exploitation
Explain weaknesses related to specialized systems

Session 03: Attacks and Exploits

Compare and contrast social engineering attacks
Given a scenario, exploit network-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit wireless and RF-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit application-based vulnerabilities
Given a scenario, exploit local host vulnerabilities
Summarize physical security attacks related to facilities
Given a scenario, perform post-exploitation techniques

Session 04: Penetration Testing Tools

Given a scenario, use Nmap to conduct information gathering exercise
Compare and contrast various use cases of tools
Given a scenario, analyze tool output or data related to penetration test
Given a scenario, analyze a basic script (limited to Bash, Python, Ruby, and PowerShell)

Session 05: Reporting and Communication

Given a scenario, use report writing and handling best practices
Explain post-report delivery activities
Given a scenario, recommend mitigation strategies for discovered vulnerabilities
Explain the importance of communication during the penetration testing process

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