Chapter 15. Performing a Penetration Test

CEH EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Overview of penetration testing methodologies

  • List the penetration testing steps

  • Overview of the Pen-Test legal framework

  • Overview of the Pen-Test deliverables

  • List the automated penetration testing tools

Performing a Penetration Test

The purpose of a penetration test is to test the security implementations and security policy of an organization. The goal is to see if the organization has implemented security measures as specified in the security policy.

A hacker whose intent is to gain unauthorized access to an organization's network is different from a professional penetration tester. The professional ...

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