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Chapter 1

Pulling It All Together

If you’re new to penetration testing or haven’t really adopted a formal 
methodology, study the PTES. As with any experiment, when performing a 
penetration test, ensure that you have a refined and adaptable process that is 
also repeatable. As a penetration tester, you need to ensure that your intelli-
gence gathering and vulnerability analysis are as expert as possible, to give 
you an advantage in adapting to scenarios as they present themselves.