For this reason, Back Track is the platform of choice as it comes with all the tools required to perform a penetration test.

These are not to be used in Florida, Kentucky, or Minnesota unless you are a person who holds a current amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

The required hardware is the Uniden BCD396T Bearcat Handheld Digital Scanner or PSR-800 GRE Digital trunking scanner.

There are several issues with using something other than the approved USB adapter as not all of them support the required functions.

The required hardware is the Alfa AWUS051NH 500m W High Gain 802.11a/b/g/n high power Wireless USB.

They will need to be continuously updated and changed upon by the community as well as within your own standard.

Guidelines are just that, something to drive you in a direction and help during certain scenarios, but not an all encompassing set of instructions on how to perform a penetration test. Selecting the tools required during a penetration test depends on several factors such as the type and the depth of the engagement.

Since the Alfa comes with an Omni-directional antenna, we need to obtain a directional antenna.

The best choice is a panel antenna as it provides the capabilities required in a package that travels well.

As such it is a requirement to have the ability to use the three major operating systems at one time. Since this is a hardware platform as well, this makes the selection of specific hardware extremely simple and ensures that all tools will work as designed.