Introduction to Penetration Testing

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Penetration testing (or 'pen testing') is the process of testing a computer system, Web application or network to find vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker. This course will discuss the concept of pen testing and what role it plays. Next, the course will review ethical hacking, as well as the legal and operational benefits of performing pen testing. Finally, the course will conclude with an overview of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard.

What you will learn:

  • Explain different types of hackers
  • Explain the role of a penetration tester
  • Describe the penetration testing process

This course is part of the following course program:

Cyber Security Tools for Today's Environment

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, Design Engineer, AI/ML Engineer, Computer Engineer, Systems Engineer, Communications, Product Engineer, Lead Engineer, Project Engineer, QA/Quality Engineer, IT Director/Manager/Consultant/Auditor, Security Consultant/Manager, Security Auditor/Architect, Security Systems Engineer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Compliance/Privacy/Risk Officer, Network Specialist/Analyst/Manager/Architect/Consultant/Administrator, Technical Support Engineer, Systems Analyst/Administrator


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Sean Oriyano
Sean Oriyano is a seasoned security professional and entrepreneur. Over the past 25 years he has split his time between writing, researching, consulting and training various people and organizations on a wide range of topic relating to both IT and security.  As an instructor and consultant Sean has traveled to all different places all over the world sharing his knowledge as well as gaining exposure to many different environments and cultures along the way. His broad knowledge and easy to understand manner, with a healthy dose of humor, have led to Sean being a regularly requested instructor.

Outside of training and consulting Sean is also a best-selling author with many years experience in both digital and print media.  Sean has published books for McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Sybex, O'Reilly Media and Jones & Bartlett. Over the last decade Sean has also expanded his reach even further by appearing on shows in both TV and radio.  To date, Sean has appeared in over a dozen TV programs and radio shows discussing different cyber security topics and technologies.

Outside his own business activities Sean is a member of the military as a Chief Warrant Officer specializing in infrastructure and security as well as the development of new troops.  Additionally, as a CWO he is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in his field and is frequently called upon to provide expertise, training and mentoring wherever needed.

When not working Sean is an avid Obstacle Course Racer having completed numerous races, a world championship race and a Spartan Trifecta.  He also enjoys traveling, bodybuilding, training and MMA.

Publication Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-5090-0527-7

Introduction to Penetration Testing
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP463
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH