System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Malware & Endpoint Security

  • 14 videos | 57m 16s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
This 14-video course explores how malware infections occur, and how to mitigate these threats. Learners prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam by examining how to compare current activity to a baseline. You will examine spyware, which tracks your computing usage with or without your consent, and adware, to direct information to the user. Next, explore rootkits, which stem from replacing UNIX Operating System files in the past with malicious code, and hide their presence. You will examine types of rootkits, including the form of files replaced on the host, running processes in memory, web browser plug-ins, on a Windows platform, or a Windows registry entry. You will examine backdoors which create a hidden entry point for malicious users, and is part of a rootkit. You will explore worms, viruses, and social engineering security threats. This course demonstrates how to configure common Windows Defender settings, and how to use the SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager), and malware policies by using white lists, and locking down USB removable media.


  • Describe how comparing current activity to a baseline can identify suspicious activity, such as insider threats and data theft attempts
    Explain how trojans can deliver malware such as spyware and adware
    Explain how rootkits, trapdoors, and backdoors work
    Describe how ransomware locks a system or data
    Compare and contrast worms and viruses
    Describe common examples of phishing email messages and how hids and host-based firewalls alone cannot protect systems
    Configure windows defender settings
  • Configure microsoft system center endpoint protection
    Explain the benefits of whitelisting
    Use group policy to configure application blacklists
    Describe how ddos and botnets present a threat
    Use microsoft group policy to control usb removable media
    Secure end point devices



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