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Time
6 hours 42 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
7
Video Transcription
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>> Welcome to Cybrary Linux
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Fundamentals for Security Practitioners course.
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I'm your instructor, Corey Holzer.
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This module presents you with a course overview and
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gives me the chance to introduce
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myself as your instructor.
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Let's begin the lesson.
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There are two objectives for this lesson.
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First, we'll summarize the course,
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looking at all of its objectives,
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prerequisites,
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and discussing who this course is designed for.
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Second, we'll review my background
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and outline my qualifications.
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Now this being a basic course about Linux,
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there are no real prerequisites
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other than an understanding of networking,
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as we will be talking about
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Linux's functionality and the tools that contains for
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the performance of security functions
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both for individual hosts and over the network.
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The target audience for this course are
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IT professionals who wants to
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add Linux knowledge to their repertoire.
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Security professionals will also gain a benefit of
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the understanding of Linux as it pertains to their job.
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There are several motivating reasons
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for you to take this course.
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Maybe you simply want to expand your IT knowledge
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and develop skills in Linux that you currently lack.
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Maybe your company plans to
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integrate Linux and it would be a benefit for
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you and for the company if
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you were to develop your Linux skills.
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Maybe you're eyeing a new job,
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it could be your first cybersecurity job and knowing
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Linux meets a defined skill requirements
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for the position you desire.
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Regardless the intents of this course is to
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assist you in developing your skills in Linux.
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Now we're currently in module 1,
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doing a walk through of the course overview.
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In module 2, I'm going to provide
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you with some context as we review
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Linux's history and talk about what
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makes up Linux as an operating system.
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In module 3, you're going to
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start to get your hands dirty
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as I show you how to use some of Linux's tools,
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and then you get to employ them in
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some libraries, Linux functionality labs.
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In module 4,
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we're going to do a review of what was covered,
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and I'll provide you with
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some valuable resources you can
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use as you continue your Linux journey.
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In addition to these video lessons,
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the course provides you with the syllabus.
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It also provides challenge questions to test
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your understanding of the topics
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of these individual lessons.
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The course also employs
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demonstrations where I will show you
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how to use some of the tools that I
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described within the video lessons.
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As I mentioned previously,
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there are also useful labs
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where you'll start using Linux and
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familiarize yourself with the commands
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and tools Linux has to offer.
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If you forget a command, don't worry,
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I provided you with
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a handy reference guide where you will
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find explanations of commonly used commands.
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What qualifies me to teach this course,
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or really any IT or cybersecurity course?
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Well, simply put, I have 30 years of
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IT experience between the private and public sectors.
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I've worked for numerous corporations of all sizes,
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including ones that generated
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10 billion US dollars per year.
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I've held various titles ranging from
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systems administrator to
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manager of Internet technologies.
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Today my job title is data systems engineer.
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I hold numerous IT
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and cybersecurity related certifications,
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including my CISSP and CRISC and I have
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multiple graduate degrees
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focusing on information security,
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as well as a PhD in cybersecurity.
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As the last bullet says,
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a fun fact about me is that I've lived in or visited
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more than half of the states in
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the US and eight nations around the world.
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In this lesson, we covered two topics.
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First, I provided you with an overview
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of the course and covered its objectives,
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prerequisites, as well as going
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over who the course is designed to educate.
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Second, I told you something about myself,
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including my background and qualifications.
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Thanks for joining me in this course.
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I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson.
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