Infosec Flex and Skills release: New cyber range and NERC CIP Boot Camp

January 6, 2020

The Command Line Basics Cyber Range is live in Infosec Skills, providing entry-level professionals with a hands-on way to learn popular command-line tools and utilities. A new Infosec Flex NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Boot Camp is open for enrollment with dates scheduled throughout the year. A number of improvements were also made to custom learning paths and other Infosec Skills features.

New cyber range: Command Line Basics

The Command Line Basics Cyber Range introduces the most common Linux and Windows command-line tools used by IT and security professionals. It complements the CompTIA Security+ and Information Security Fundamentals learning paths and provides hands-on experience performing fundamental system and network administration tasks. 

As you progress through the cyber range, you’ll learn everything from basic navigation commands to managing privileges and permissions to port scanning, remote access and more. 

Infosec Skills Command Line Basics Cyber Range

Learn more about Infosec Skills cloud-hosted cyber ranges.

New boot camp: NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)

We also launched a new Infosec Flex boot camp focused on understanding and complying with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards.

Infosec’s five-day boot camp helps professionals:

  • Understand the specific requirements of current and upcoming NERC CIP standards
  • Implement best practices for building an effective NERC CIP compliance program
  • Evaluate the impact of emerging trends on Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Systems

Learn more about the NERC CIP Boot Camp or browse all of our upcoming IT and security boot camps.

Improved custom learning paths and other features

Editing custom learning paths in Infosec Skills is easier than ever with our new drag-and-drop editor. Custom learning paths let individuals and teams build personalized paths that align with their training goals.

You can add a variety of components to your custom learning paths, including:

  • Up to 20 courses
  • Skill assessment
  • Custom practice exam
  • Cloud-hosted cyber range
  • Hands-on project

In addition, a number of minor changes were made to improve the Infosec Skills learning experience, such as an improved onboarding experience for new learners and tweaks to how project resources are displayed.

For more information on upcoming features and content, see our Infosec Flex and Skills Product Roadmap.