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Scoping an Engagement

Learn about scoping a pentesting engagement in six videos covering assessment types, target selection and more.

6 videos  //  35 minutes of training

Course description

Now that you’ve planned your penetration test, it’s time to scope the engagement. This course will take you through the process of scoping a pentesting engagement in six videos, beginning with choosing your testing strategy (black-box, white-box or gray-box) and moving onto the critical questions of support resources, assessment types, threat actors, target selection and other scoping considerations. Who’s going to be involved? What are your targets? How much will you know — and is anyone or anything off-limits?

Course syllabus

Testing StrategiesDuration: 3:02

White Box Support ResourcesDuration: 6:33

Types of AssessmentsDuration: 5:46

Threat ActorsDuration: 7:39

Target SelectionDuration: 5:13

Whitelisting and Other Scoping ConsiderationsDuration: 7:07

Meet the author

Jason Dion


Jason Dion specializes in providing actionable information you can use to further your cybersecurity and information technology career. His IT certification and training courses teach you real-world application of the skills needed to face today's cybersecurity challenges.

Dion is an instructor at Liberty University’s College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College’s Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL.

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