Linux Fundamentals for Security Practitioners

Are you a current or aspiring IT security practitioner who needs a basic introduction to Linux? Take this course to master the Linux operating system and the tools it provides for securing your network environment.

Course Content

Course Description

Are you training as a systems administrator with a Linux focus? This Linux Fundamentals for Security Practitioners course shows you how to configure a Linux OS to provide a secure computing environment. Take this course to gain proficiency with basic Linux terminology, components, commands, and tools. Learn more about Linux architecture, permissions, commands, directories, and shells to achieve a hardened Linux operating system configuration.

What is Involved in this Linux Training Course?

If you are interested in IT and networking, or if you want to eventually advance to penetration testing and ethical hacking paths, this Linux course is a great place to start your training. By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the origins and structure of Linux
  • Know the command-line interface and many useful commands
  • Gain familiarity with many of the common tools in Linux
  • Gain practical skills as you “get your hands dirty” using commands to handle basic security problems you will encounter in the wild
  • What Are the Prerequisites for this Linux Fundamentals Course?

    There are no previous courses required to take this Linux training course. It helps to have basic knowledge of hardware, networking, and technical terminology.

    Who Should Take this Linux Training?

    Students with any level of technical knowledge who are interested in the field of penetration testing and ethical hacking will find this course helpful. Those who are already working in the industry as security professionals, systems administrators, network administrators, or pentesters looking for certification are also ideal students for this course.

    This course is part of a Career Path:
    IT Foundations
    Learn the foundational IT concepts essential to all cybersecurity roles, and stop wasting time trying to figure out where to get started. Too many beginners get discouraged navigating unreliable, outdated, and irrelevant information, making it feel impossible to know how to move forward. That’s why we’ve curated this IT foundations course, featuring thoughtful, bite-sized content from expert instructors who have helped thousands of other beginners grasp essential IT topics. Get ready to take your first steps into cybersecurity by diving into core IT concepts needed for any cybersecurity role.

    Instructed by

    Senior Instructor
    Corey Holzer

    My current title is Information Systems Engineer. As part of my quest for self-improvement, I earned multiple degrees including a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue (2016); a Master of Science in Networking and Communications Management (2009) and Master in Business Administration (2009) from Keller Graduate School of Management; a Master of Arts (1994) from St. John's University NY. I also hold multiple industry certifications including CISSP, Security+, CNDA, and CEH.

    Growing up in New York City, NY, much of my 13 years of IT work experience in the private sector came while I lived there. My positions included roles from entry-level technician for World Wrestling Entertainment through Lead web developer and Technical Project Manager on several multi-million dollar projects for J. Walter Thompson’s new media division. In 2006, I transitioned over to the public sector. My military career also focuses on Information Technology. In the last 14 years, I filled various technology positions involving systems and network administration, technical project management, and team lead for multiple capability development projects.

    At a young age I discovered my love for technology and computers. It began with figuring out how technology worked by taking it apart. Mom wasn’t happy when she found the remains of my tape recorder in my room. I soon moved on to learning about computers and programming languages. While the term “hacker” has taken on a negative connotation in recent years, I still consider myself a hacker based on the original description of the word when talking about people like Gates and Jobs.

    I first discovered Cybrary last year when I started studying for the CCNA exam. When I learned they needed instructors for various courses, I applied. Mentorship is one of my favorite aspects of the various roles I held in the last few years. Being an instructor affords me more opportunities for mentorship.

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    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Linux Fundamentals for Security Practitioners Certificate of Completion