• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this course, automating repetitive tasks with cron will be covered. You'll also learn how to harden Unix hosts from common Unix attacks.

Learning Objectives

Task Scheduling

  • start the course
  • recognize how cron schedules tasks on a Unix system
  • configure a repeating system cron job

Securing Unix

  • identify how hardening can secure a host
  • describe how the PKI hierarchy enhances security
  • identify attack methods in order to mitigate them
  • view network packets using the tcpdump command

Practice: Automating and Hardening Unix

  • configure repeating cron jobs and harden Unix

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.