This course will show you all the ways that a Linux operating system's security is radically different from the corporate ones like macOS and Windows. This course covers authentication methods, logging and backup, firewall configurations and permission management – everything a Linux administrator needs to keep the network safe.
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4 HOURS OF TRAINING
2 VIRTUAL LABS
0 PRACTICE EXAMS
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Linux Security FAQs: Cost, Training, Value
This isn't a simple course and it's not a primer on networking principles, so this course isn't great for brand new admins. Some of the security configurations it covers are routine, but it also goes into advanced detail – that's why systems engineers and network engineers are the best audience.
Yes, when this course on Linux security was developed, it was with the Linux+ certifying exam from CompTIA in mind. The material on this course will help learners take the XK0-004, but only the security-related portions. Other exams that include network security will also be easier after this course.
If you take this course and decide that Linux administration and configuration is right for your job, the Linux+ certification from CompTIA is your best bet. This course was designed to cover only the security portions of that exam, but there are other courses for the rest of the exam.
You should take this Linux security training for the practice and first-hand experience alone. The video training is excellent and the visualizations of network operations are helpful, but the key to being a good network security professional on a Linux network is practice – and you'll get a lot.