Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement
Learn On Demand Pro Series

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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

In this IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems, you configure a web site with a PKI certificate to enable HTTPS connectivity. A Guided IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems ...

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Overview

Introduction

Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement is a premium Cybrary lab intended for students at the beginner level. This lab guides students through creating a certificate template, enrolling certificate permissions, configuring a certificate, binding it to a server, and verifying the certificate has been bound to the web server. These tasks will help students learn about how to set up a web server to use HTTPS. This helps students learn about Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI). This is important to the work role(s) of Security Architect, Security Control Assessor, Security Software Assessor, and Software Developer. The Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab also helps students gain knowledge in encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities, which is important to the Cyber Operator work role. Upon completion of this lab, the student will be able to clone an existing certificate template and apply it to a web server. This lab is allotted 45 minutes to complete. Although the Guided option in Learn on Demand labs provides objectives and hints, you will need to have a basic understanding of how to work with certificates on Microsoft web servers to complete the lab in the provided time. You may want to review the process, including how to use IIS, the Certificate Template Console, and MMC, to better benefit from completing the lab. The Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab will provide the information needed to complete the tasks, but you may want to challenge yourself to complete the tasks without using the hints.

Skill/Activity Breakdown

The Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab requires students to clone an existing certificate and modify the properties of the certificate. This develops skills in using Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption. This skill is important for the Security Architect, Security Control Assessor, Security Software Assessor, and Software Developer work roles.

The Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab also requires students to apply the certificate to a Microsoft web server. This will help students gain an understanding of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities and tools. This knowledge will benefit the Cyber Operator work role.

By completing the Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab, the student will learn how to duplicate a certificate, modify certificate properties, and apply the certificate to a web server. Learning these skills will help students develop skill with Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) and understanding of encryption algorithms. These skills are beneficial to students on the Network Engineer, Penetration Tester, Security Engineer, and SOC Analyst career paths. Understanding encryption is vital for those working in cybersecurity.

Conclusion

The Web Site SSL/TLS Enablement lab is presented by Cybrary and was created by Learn on Demand. This lab develops skills in using certificates for web servers. This lab would be beneficial for students on the Network Engineer, Penetration Tester, Security Engineer, and SOC Analyst career paths. Completing the lab means the students can duplicate and configure a custom certificate template and set up a web server to use the certificate.

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