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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

Your team has been tasked with performing a penetration test on the organization's network, which they are well-acquainted with from previous security audits. What is the FIRST step they should take to ensure a structured and effective penetration testing process?

  • Conducting reconnaissance to gather additional information about the target environment.

  • Directly attempting to exploit known vulnerabilities based on the team's familiarity with the system.

  • Determining the scope of the penetration test to establish the extent and boundaries of the testing engagement.

  • Running a full vulnerability scan to identify all potential weak points within the system.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Security Program Management and Oversight
Your Score:
Security Program Management and Oversight
General Security Concepts
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
Security Architecture
Security Operations