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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning

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Some of the best tools for improving security can also be in the wrong hands. This course identifies penetration testing methods and tools, as well as vulnerability scanners. This course will prepare you for the Security+ SY0-501 exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning

  • start the course
  • compare active vs. passive reconnaissance
  • describe a pivot
  • specify initial exploitation
  • define persistence
  • recognize escalation of privilege
  • compare black vs. gray vs. white box
  • compare pen testing vs. vulnerability scanning
  • passively test security controls
  • identify vulnerability
  • identify lack of security controls
  • identify common misconfigurations
  • compare intrusive vs. non-intrusive
  • compare credentialed vs. non-credentialed
  • describe false positives
  • recognize penetration testing and vulnerability scanning methods
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    Expertise Level