So, you’re worried about how your network and your resources will withstand a cyber attack? That’s where a penetration test (often referred to as a pentest) comes into play. In this course, Laying the Foundation for Penetration Testing for CompTIA PenTest+, you’ll learn the basics of the types of pentests that are performed. First, you’ll learn the goals you’re trying to achieve. Next, you'll explore setting up a lab environment for pentesting. Finally, to protect you and your environment from accidental damage to your production network, you’ll discover how to set up the parameters within your new lab environment. By the end of this course, you'll gain a foundational understanding of the importance, and implementation, of pentesting.