Managing Log Files on a Windows Server
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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

The Managing Log Files on a Windows Server Guided IT pro Challenge from Learn on Demand challenges students to view and manage log files by using Event Viewer in Windows Server 2016. This requires learning the system and service manager as well as Windows PowerShell for Microsoft Windows systems.

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This Learn On Demand Pro Series is part of a Career Path: Become a Cyber Defense Analyst

Overview

Description

This guided challenge is suited for students who are comfortable working with Microsoft Windows operating systems in the graphical user interface for Event Viewer and PowerShell utilities. Some background of networking, logs storage, system services, and system utilities of Windows Server 2016 is resourceful. Guided challenges have specific hints, which offer links to documentation or similar resources. This is a good practice working through a task utilizing your knowledge, skills, talents, expertise, researching skills, and related documentation gaining hands-on experience on the tools and the software used. Lab completion will help students develop skills in generating events by creating local user accounts and then searching the Event Viewer for the events generated while also maintaining the Event Viewer log files on the server as well as generating the log file entries by performing some fundamental administrative tasks which is important for the Cyber Defense Analyst work role. You will also develop a solid understanding of using Windows PowerShell used for gathering information about the Event Viewer and auditing the events stored at the event viewer log file entries. These are important for the Network Operations Specialist and System Administrator work roles. This lab is beneficial to students on the Cyber Defense Analyst career path.

Quick Info

  • Skills: Search Event Viewer for specific entries, Windows PowerShell to audit Event Viewer.
  • Time limit: 45 min
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Work roles: Cyber Defense Analyst, System Administrator, Network Operations Specialist, Network Engineer

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