• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore the relevance of vulnerability scans and penetration testing, and examine system monitoring and the link to abnormal behavior.

Learning Objectives

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Security Assessments

  • Course Overview
  • describe security assessment considerations
  • explain the purpose of a vulnerability assessment
  • run a network scan using Nmap in Windows
  • run a network scan using Nmap in Linux
  • explain the purpose of a penetration test
  • describe how monitoring can enhance security
  • add metrics to a performance monitor chart
  • use commands such as top to monitor performance in Linux
  • describe how logging relates to security
  • filter log events in the Windows Event Viewer
  • enable rsyslog forwarding between Linux hosts
  • explain SCADA and ICS
  • define how SIEM allows for the timely analysis of security events
  • monitor system performance to identify abnormal activity

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.