Introduction: The Installing Patches and Testing Software lab is a premium Cybrary lab intended for students at the intermediate level. This lab teaches students how to install patches and test potential vulnerabilities. These tasks will help students learn to patch network vulnerabilities to ensure information is safeguarded. This is important to the work role of Network Operations Specialist. Completing these tasks will also build toward being able to design group policies, which is important to the System Administrator role. Upon completion of this lab, the student will be able to use a proof of concept to confirm a vulnerability, apply a patch, test the patch, modify group policy, and update group policy on a workstation. This lab should take about 90 minutes to complete.

Skill/Activity Breakdown The Installing Patches and Testing Software lab requires students to use a proof of concept to confirm a vulnerability and update a system to mitigate a known vulnerability. The student will also test the patch to ensure the vulnerability has been mitigated. This develops the ability to patch network vulnerabilities. This skill is important for the Network Operations Specialist work role.

The Installing Patches and Testing Software lab also requires users to modify a group policy and update the group policy on a workstation. Specific considerations for modifying group policies are mentioned. This helps develop skill in designing group policies. This skill is important for the System Administrator work role.

Conclusion: The Installing Patches and Testing Software lab is presented by Cybrary and was created by CYBRScore. This lab develops skill in installing patches and verifying the vulnerability is mitigated. This lab would be beneficial for students on the Become a Network Engineer career path. It may also be helpful for students on the Become a Penetration Tester career path. Completing the lab means that the student has learned how to use a proof of concept to confirm a vulnerability, apply a patch, test the patch, modify a group policy to mitigate the vulnerability, and update group policy on a workstation.

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