System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Security Assessments

  • 15 Videos | 1h 8m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
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This 15-video course prepares learners for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam by exploring security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing. First, you will examine the Nmap (network mapper) scanner to probe computer networks for host discovery, service, and operating system detection. You will learn how to use Nmap to conduct a network scan by using Windows. This course examines vulnerability scanning, and it demonstrates how to do penetration testing to identify and exploit host and network weaknesses. Learners will examine the importance of monitoring and analysis to identify security incidents. You will learn how to use a Windows performance monitor, and how to monitor resource usage in Linux. Continue by examining LANguard and end map assessments. This course then demonstrates how to view system logs to troubleshoot problems, and how to enhance the security of a network. You will learn how to configure log filtering in a Windows environment. Finally, learners will explore SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and SIEM (for Security Information and Event Management).


  • describe security assessment considerations
    explain the purpose of a vulnerability assessment
    run a network scan using Nmap in Windows
    run a network scan using Nmap in Linux
    explain the purpose of a penetration test
    describe how monitoring can enhance security
    add metrics to a performance monitor chart
  • use commands such as top to monitor performance in Linux
    describe how logging relates to security
    filter log events in the Windows Event Viewer
    enable rsyslog forwarding between Linux hosts
    explain SCADA and ICS
    define how SIEM allows for the timely analysis of security events
    monitor system performance to identify abnormal activity



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