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CompTIA PenTest+: Social Engineering and Specialized System Attacks

CompTIA PenTest+: Social Engineering and Specialized System Attacks


Overview/Description
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description

Familiarize yourself with various aspects of social engineering exploits and attacks, as well as specialized system attacks. This course can be used to prepare for the PT0-001: CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam. Begin by learning about weaknesses in specialized systems, such as SCADA, which is used to remotely monitor and control unmanned critical infrastructure, such as parts of the electrical grid. Next, learn how to address phishing attacks, elicitation exploits, interrogation techniques, impersonation, hoaxing, shoulder surfing, USB key dropping, and motivation techniques. Finally, explore how to choose the best software for a pentesting lab, and how to configure a pentesting lab environment.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.9

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA PenTest+: Social Engineering and Specialized System Attacks

  • describe weaknesses in specialized systems
  • compare phishing attacks
  • specify elicitation exploits
  • define interrogation techniques
  • compare impersonation and hoaxing
  • describe shoulder surfing
  • describe USB key dropping
  • realize motivation techniques
  • choose the best software for a pentesting lab
  • configure a pentesting lab environment
  • describe social attacks and exploits
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    Expertise Level
    Intermediate