Linux Fundamentals for Security Practitioners

Cybrary
Course

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.

Time
6 hours 42 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
7
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Course Content
Module 1: Course Overview and Instructor Introduction
Module 2: What is Linux?
Module 3: Diving Into Linux

3.1Demystifying the Command Line or How I Learned to Love the CLI

5m

3.2Useful Commands and How to Employ Them: Part 1

30m

3.3Useful Commands and How to Employ Them: Part 2

30m

3.4 Using Pipes and Redirections on the Command Line

36m

3.5Locating Files and Finding Rogue Executables

38m

3.6Looking Inside Files and Finding Obfuscated Content

33m

3.7Encrypting Data at Rest on a File Server

5m

3.8Encrypting Using gpgtar and What's Hidden in a File

36m

3.9Finding Suspicious Logins and Retrieving Rogue Login Details

34m

3.10Replacing Passwords

4m

3.11Employing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) with SSH & 2-Factor Authentication

35m

3.12The Importance of Securing Services

3m

3.14The Role of Network Scanning

6m

3.15Finding Rogue Processes and Services

35m

3.16Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3m

3.17Log Scanning

3m

3.18Log Evaluation and Analysis

34m
Module 4: Course Review and What's Next
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.

Instructed By
Corey Holzer
Corey Holzer
Information Systems Engineer
Senior Instructor
Provider
Cybrary
Course Components
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Certificate of Completion
Certificate Of Completion

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