Overview

Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab is a premium Cybrary lab. The CybrScore Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab is intended for intermediate level students and learners. Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab teaches students to create and manage user accounts in Linux, providing appropriate permissions to users, groups and directories, etc. The CybrScore Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab is aimed towards the system administration profile. Upon successful completion of the CybrScore Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab, the student will be able to create user accounts dedicated to specific roles, check and fix any privilege problems, and the student will be able to make the machine more secure by implementing auditing whilst also getting introduced to SELinux from a security standpoint. In the CybrScore Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab, the student will also be learning to examine SUID and SGUID executables. The CybrScore Securing Linux for System Administrators lab takes a minimum of 1 Hour to a maximum of 2 Hours to successfully complete for most students.

In Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab, students will learn to create and manage user accounts and groups, limit and fix access to directories and review crontab permissions. These tasks will help the students to learn about the security protocols to be followed while maintaining a server. This skill is a part of the Linux System Administration role and is built upon the ability to design group policies and access control lists to ensure compatibility with organizational standards, business rules, and needs and maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies.

In Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab, students will learn about removing vulnerable services, locking down services, and restricting services, all of which are essential to keep a track of running services on the server and optimize them for better performance and security. These skills are part of the Linux System Administration role and are built upon the ability to monitor and optimize system/server performance.

In Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab, the student will also learn about security tweaking, auditing and logging, review audit rules, and SELinux implementation. These skills are part of the Linux System Administration role and is built upon the ability to ensure that functional and security requirements are appropriately addressed as per the organization requirements.

Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab is a part of the Linux System Administration career path presented by Cybrary and the lab is created by CyberScore. Completion of Cybrscore’s Securing Linux for System Administrators Lab means that the student has demonstrated the ability to create and manage user/group accounts, manage permissions/accesses for those accounts, crontabs, and directories, monitor and optimize services, auditing and logging, and SELinux implementation pertaining to an organization's system administration to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by a system to determine the effectiveness of the controls.