Essential to keeping systems secure, reducing risk, introducing new or enhanced features, or improving compatibility, software updating can be challenging and resource-intensive. Automating this process eliminates routine tasks and frees up administrative time. This course introduces automation procedures for systems administration to effectively and efficiently manage IT software in adherence to functional and security requirements.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:
- Employ automated mechanisms to implement changes to the current system baseline and deploy the updated baseline across the installed base
- Review system changes to determine whether unauthorized changes have occurred
- Remove previous versions of software or firmware components after updated versions have been installed
- Ensure that security-relevant software or firmware updates are obtained from authorized sources with appropriate digital signatures