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New Training: Operating System Fundamentals

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 22, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bob Salmans covers the fundamentals of the Windows and Linux operating systems. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 39 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Windows Processes and Services

  • Windows Memory and WMI

  • Exploring the Windows Registry

  • Windows Networking

  • Windows File Systems

  • Exploring Linux Processes

  • Linux File Permissions

  • Linux Sudo and Networking

Why Learning the Technical Basics of Windows is Important

Just past the Windows basics, there are many components of a Windows operating system that provide great configurability and control over the Windows-based environment. Understanding these components can elevate a user from a novice practitioner to a Windows Professional. To dig in, let's explore some of the critical technical basics of Windows and address why it's important to have a familiarity with the technical basics.

The Windows registry is a great example of a critical component in the Windows environment that the basic practitioner may not be familiar with. This Windows registry can be thought of as a database containing thousands of database entries known as registry keys. These database entries define the configuration of the Windows system and dictates how the system performs and interacts with other components at the hardware and software level.

By understanding the Windows registry, a user can gain a deeper working understanding of their Windows environment, be able to debug critical errors, and have more control over their Windows environment.

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