Security Focused Systems Administration

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Security Focused Systems Administration

Course Description

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This course provides students with an increased understanding of how Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting/Auditing (AAA) are deployed in a modern enterprise environment. The course focuses mainly on AAA within Microsoft Active Directory domains, but also explores AAA within the areas of Linux, network devices, databases, and cloud providers. Additionally, the course will walk you through typical system administration concepts, tools, and capabilities that rely on or affect AAA within an enterprise. Specific emphasis will be placed on the security implications for all of the concepts discussed. The instructors will demonstrate how attackers take advantage of common misconfigurations and architectures throughout all of the covered topics. Best practices will be promoted with the use of a combination of open source and commercial tools. The course is taught using a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and live demos.

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Requirements & Materials


  • Provided
  • Notebooks (face to face offering only)
  • Course handouts/links (face to face offering only)
  • Laptops for use during course (face to face offering only)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals that want a better understanding of how AAA works in a modern enterprise and the security implications if these components are not set up correctly. This is a technical course that involves hands-on lab exercises. You should be comfortable with command-line interfaces, using Windows and Linux operating systems, and general security concepts relating to authentication, authorization, and accounting/auditing.

Defense tech professionals attending a short course

What You Will Learn

  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting/Auditing (AAA)
  • AAA within Microsoft Active Directory domains
  • System administration concepts, tools, and techniques relating to AAA
  • Common misconfigurations in AAA implementations that cause lapses in security
Cyber security professional working in data security center

How You Will Benefit

  • Increased understanding of the importance of AAA in modern enterprises.
  • Hands-on experience with AAA.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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