• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this Challenge Lab, you will learn about port scanning and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)-compliant vulnerability scanning. First, you will use nmap to discover other computers, identify open ports, determine operating systems, and discover active services. Next, you will perform an uncredentialed vulnerability scan, and then you will perform a credentialed vulnerability scan. Finally, you will explore Greenbone Security Assistant (GSA) vulnerability scan results. Note: Once you begin the challenge lab, you will not be able to pause, save, or exit and then return to your challenge lab. Please ensure that you have set aside enough time to complete the challenge lab before you start.

Learning Objectives

In this Challenge Lab, you will learn about port scanning and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)-compliant vulnerability scanning. First, you will use nmap to discover other computers, identify open ports, determine operating systems, and discover active services. Next, you will perform an uncredentialed vulnerability scan, and then you will perform a credentialed vulnerability scan. Finally, you will explore Greenbone Security Assistant (GSA) vulnerability scan results. Note: Once you begin the challenge lab, you will not be able to pause, save, or exit and then return to your challenge lab. Please ensure that you have set aside enough time to complete the challenge lab before you start.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cybersecurity Management

Feedback

If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.