CSX LINUX APPLICATION AND CONFIGURATION COURSE

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Build your technical skills with immersive, hands-on training in a live network environment.

6 months access

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This course provides students with an understanding of the Linux operating system. Through interacting with live systems in a real environment, students will learn key commands, create user accounts and items, establish network connections, and learn the secrets of the Linux terminal.

Earn 20 CPEs

COURSE STRUCTURE

The CSX Linux Assessment and Configuration Course is conducted in an adaptive, performance-based cyber laboratory environment. Students will have hands-on instruction and practice in applying basic concepts and industry-leading methods and in utilizing a large array of open source tools within real-world scenarios.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will:

  • Obtain an overview of Linux
  • Understand what types of Linux exist
  • Learn what constitutes a Linux variant
  • Understand the shell
  • Learn the basics of the Linux directory structure

INSTRUCTION TOPICS

  • Introduction to Linux

  • The Shell and Navigation

  • Files, Directories and Information

  • Files and Standard Input/Output

  • Using STDIO

  • Tricks, User Management and Services

  • Networking in Linux

  • Package Management, Archives and Compiling

COURSE LABS

  • Installing Linux

  • Shell and Navigation

  • Files, Directories and Information

  • Files and Standard Input/Output

  • Using STDIO

  • CLI Tricks

  • Services and Users

  • Networking

  • Users and Networking

  • Package Management, Archives and Compiling

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Work roles that will benefit from this course include, but are not limited to:

  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst

  • Exploitation Analyst

  • Cyber Operator

  • Privacy Compliance Manager

CSX Linux Application and Configuration Course Outline

INTRODUCTION TO LINUX

  • Obtain an overview of Linux
  • Understand what types of Linux exist
  • Learn what constitutes a Linux variant
  • Understand the shell
  • Learn the basics of the Linux directory structure

SHELL INTRODUCTION AND NAVIGATION

  • Learn detailed information about the shell
  • Identify key navigation commands
  • Learn how to implement basic commands

FILES AND STANDARD INPUT / OUTPUT

  • Learn about hard and symbolic links
  • Implement more advanced commands
  • Manipulate files and file contents
  • Redirect the Linux Standard Input / Output

CLI TRICKS, USER MANAGEMENT, AND SERVICES

  • Learn about bash history
  • Utilize TAB-Autocomplete functionality
  • Switch between consoles for multi-tasking
  • Environment variables
  • Add and remove users and groups

NETWORKING WITH LINUX

  • Setup a NIC within the CLI
  • Edit networking configuration files
  • View routes and networking rules
  • Monitor Network Functionality

PACKAGE MANAGEMENT, ARCHIVES, AND COMPILING

  • Explore the aptitude package management system
  • Use Aptitude to find, install, and remove packages
  • Conduct file management with archive utilities
  • Compile an executable

CSX Linux Application and Configuration Certificate Exam

The CSX Linux Application and Configuration Certificate Exam assesses candidates understanding of Linux operating systems, commands and capabilities. The two-hour exam is a real-time, hands-on exam which challenges students to demonstrate their skill set in a live environment.

This two-hour exam contains no multiple-choice questions or simulations and intentionally restricts access to the internet. Where applicable, man pages and help files are available.

Continuing Profession Education (CPE) Credit Count: 4 (2 CPEs per examination hour) when a passing score is achieved.

Exam Objective: Candidates must complete tasks of varying durations with minimal instruction while navigating between multiple virtual machines. Learn more >>

Pre-requisites: N/A, considered entry-level