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Infosec Skills August Challenge

Elise Chan
August 1, 2022 by
Elise Chan

Welcome to the Infosec Skills Monthly Challenge! Each month, we release a new Challenge to put your cybersecurity skills to the test with three hands-on labs.

Be sure to share your certificate of completion on LinkedIn and tag our @Infosec profile for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, Infosec hoodie and a free year of on-demand training with Infosec Skills.


Who can participate?


Anyone with an Infosec Skills account can unlock the monthly challenge. Don’t have an account? Fill out our quick form to create your free account today.

With a free account, you’ll have access to the monthly challenge and other featured content to help keep your cyber skills sharp.


Are you ready to get back to the basics ... Command Line Basics!


For your chance at this month's bounty, you'll need to complete fundamental system and network administration tasks using Command-Line Interface (CLI). So what stands between you and your chance at victory? We've bundled three hands-on labs to put your cybersecurity skills to the test.


Lab #1 — User Accounts and Privileges


Start out by creating and assigning users to groups, then change their privileges.


Lab #2 — Port Scanning


Find out if you can handle common port scans that every system administrator should know.


Lab #3 — Remote Access


Wrap up our August Challenge by connecting to a remote host via telnet and Secure Shell (SSH). Find out which is the best option!


Congratulate our monthly winners!


Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page. New winners are announced every month. Once you complete this month's Skills Challenge, don't forget to tag @Infosec with your certificate of completion for your chance to win!


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Elise Chan
Elise Chan

Elise is a communications professional with seven years of experience in a variety of industries — ranging from insurance to website development. As a product marketing manager at Infosec, Elise focuses on helping cyber professionals discover and understand what training is best for their team.