Center for Qualified CyberSecurity Excellence & Mastery

"Where Qualified Cyber Education Happens"

This fast-paced, 95% hands-on LABS class will teach you how to secure networks and protect a system from compromise. You'll learn how the attacks work and how to use hard-core hardening to defeat the bulk of them. You'll learn how to take your machines to a state of minimum necessary risk.

This hands-on class teaches you how to tighten all major aspects of the operating system for security, balancing this with the purpose of the system and the needs of your organization. You'll learn how to DEFEND, USING DNS, PKI and kernel and operating system parameters, deactivate components, and tighten the components that remain. You'll examine major server applications wireless and IDS tightening. Along the way, you'll understand how external and internal attackers use privilege escalation and how you can lessen their odds of gaining root. You'll also learn to apply key security concepts, from defense-in-depth, continuous monitoring, least privilege to risk evaluation, to determine what actions you should take and in what order of priority.

Class Fee: $3,990
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Entry
Contact Hours: 72 hr Lecture
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance


This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Who Should Attend:
System administrators, security administrators, security auditors. unix admins. Anyone who has a vested interest in keeping their systems from being compromised. This course targets system or network administrators and security admins/auditors with an understanding of Unix commands and basic operating system functions. While others are welcome, complete lack of familiarity is too great a burden to overcome in a three day class.

Text Materials: labs, SU Pen Testing & Linux Testing Materials, resource CD’s and attack handouts.
Machines a Dual Core 36M Ram, 350 Tdrives, running MS OS, linux, and VMWare Workstation

Tools for class
Whois, Google Hacking, Nslookup, Sam Spade, Traceroute, NMap, HTTrack, Superscan, Nessus, PSTool, Nbtstat, Solarwinds, Netcat, John the ripper, Nikto/Wikto, Web Scarab, HTTP Tunnel (hts.exe), LCP , Cain and Abel, Ettercap system hacking, John the Ripper Wireshark  sniffers, TCP dump, D sniff, tcpdump, Metasploit, ISS exploit, web app,Core Impact, Snort, Infostego, Etherape, Firefox with plugins (Hackbar, XSSme...), ebgoat, X Wget, Cyrpto tool, 'Curl'