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Skills Update: June 8, 2019

You may have noticed that we are transitioning to a skills-based training approach. Rather than courses, we’re releasing skills. These skills will comprise collections, which map to certifications.

In the last two weeks, we released seven skills for four CompTIA, Microsoft, and AWS collections:

  • CompTIA A+ (220-1002)
  • Exam AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops


CompTIA A+ (220-1002)

Best Practices for Securing a Workstation

Join Keith Barker as he teaches you how to secure a workstation by implementing best practices for passwords, account management, and more.

Learn how to prepare initial security baselines and how to create, disable, and delete Active Directory user accounts.

Watch this CompTIA A+ (220-1002) training.

Mobile Device Security

Gain an understanding of mobile device management. Learn how to secure your mobile device data with remote services and how to protect yourself against software that could compromise your mobile devices.

Watch this CompTIA A+ (220-1002) training.

Social Engineering, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 

Learn how to reduce the risk of password attacks and various social engineering attacks, such as phishing, shoulder surfing, impersonation, tailgating, and dumpster diving. Cover the fundamentals of confidentiality, availability, and integrity (CIA) and the attacks that could compromise CIA: denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks, man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and zero-day attacks.

Watch this CompTIA A+ (220-1002) training.


Virtualization and the Cloud

Join Anthony Sequeira as he teaches you about the concepts of virtualization, such as virtual machines, application streaming, and hypervisors.

Learn about the requirements of virtualization. And gain the skills you need to create a virtual machine (VM), create a VM checkpoint, run an application in its own virtual environment, and more.

Watch this CompTIA A+ (220-1002) training.


AZ-203: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Monitor Azure Services with App Insights 

Join Knox Hutchinson as he teaches you about Azure solutions that support monitoring and logging.

Gain an understanding of Azure Monitor and Application Insights. Learn how to implement Application Insights into your ASP.NET web app with Visual Studio, how to integrate a single page application (SPA) to Application Insights, and how to implement Application Insights web tests and alerts.

This is the last of a three-part series that will prepare you to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize Azure solutions, one of six skills making up Microsoft’s AZ-203 certification exam.

Watch this AZ-203 training.


AWS Certified Security – Specialty

Plan for Logging AWS

Join Bart Castle as he teaches you how to design, plan, and evaluate various security logging solutions at AWS.

Gain an understanding of operational log files, CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and the six-step design for AWS logging: collection, transport, storage, taxonomy, analysis, and security. Learn how to access AWS log files that show VPC network traffic, application activity, and datastore actions; how to install the CloudWatch agent with the CLI and the Systems Manager integration; how to design a centralized logging solution; and how to create an ELK stack.

Watch this AWS Certified Security – Specialty training.


MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

Microsoft Windows 10: Manage and Protect

Join Anthony Sequeira as he teaches you how to manage and protect Windows 10 devices with Windows Defender and Microsoft Intune.

Learn how to manage device enrollment and inventory, how to monitor device security, and how to monitor device health with log analytics and Windows Analytics. Gain the skills you need to implement and manage Windows Defender Antivirus, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender Application Guard, Windows Defender Exploit Guard, and more.

This is the third of a four-part series that will prepare you for Microsoft’s MD-101 exam.

Watch this MD-101 training.


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