An intensive hands-on guide to perform professional penetration testing for highly-secured environments from start to finish. You will learn to provide penetration testing services to clients with mature security infrastructure. Understand how to perform each stage of the penetration test by gaining hands-on experience in performing attacks that mimic those seen in the wild. In the end, take the challenge and perform a virtual penetration test against a fictional corporation. If you are looking for guidance and detailed instructions on how to perform a penetration test from start to finish, are looking to build out your own penetration testing lab, or are looking to improve on your existing penetration testing skills, this book is for you. Although the books attempts to accommodate those that are still new to the penetration testing field, experienced testers should be able to gain knowledge and hands-on experience as well. The book does assume that you have some experience in web application testing and as such the chapter regarding this subject may require you to understand the basic concepts of web security. The reader should also be familiar with basic IT concepts, and commonly used protocols such as TCP/IP.