Leading security expert, researcher, instructor, and author Chuck Easttom II has brought together all the essential knowledge in a single comprehensive guide that covers the entire penetration testing lifecycle. Easttom integrates concepts, terminology, challenges, and theory, and walks you through every step, from planning to effective post-test reporting. He presents a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools, as well as quizzes, labs, and review sections throughout. Penetration Testing Fundamentals is also the only book to cover pentesting standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST.