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CompTIA PenTest+: Scoping an Engagement

CompTIA PenTest+: Scoping an Engagement


Overview/Description
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description

How far does a security test need to go? This course shows you how to set the scope of a security penetration test. Begin by identifying security assessment types, how to select security targets, and how to determine the testing scope strategy. Next, you will determine who tests the security and learn how to confirm their test methods. Discover how to review the test outcome to determine the level of acceptable risks, risk impacts, and risk treatments. Learn how to avoid scope creep with clients, and identify threat actors and agents. Conclude by aligning tests to regulations and standards, such as PCI DSS, FISMA, MARS-E, HIPAA, SOX, and ISO.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.9

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA PenTest+: Scoping an Engagement

  • compare types of assessments
  • define special scoping factors
  • select targets
  • strategize scoping
  • explain risk acceptance and impact tolerance
  • describe scheduling and scope creep
  • explain threat actors and threat agents
  • describe compliance-based assessments and caveats
  • base objectives on regulations
  • describe engagement scoping and compliance testing
  • Course Number:
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    Expertise Level
    Intermediate