Throughout this chapter, we have been through the introduction of phases involved in penetration testing. We have also seen how we can set up an environment for testing, and we recalled the basic functionalities of Metasploit as well. We saw how we can perform a penetration test on windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 7. We also looked at the benefits of using databases in Metasploit.
After completing this chapter, we are equipped with: