Infosec Skills Challenge: May 2022

There’s a lot to learn before a certification exam! Check out our Infosec Skills May Challenge to put theory into practice and get hands-on experience with CompTIA exam objectives!

Course description

We’ve included labs from three of our most popular certification learning paths ⁠— Security+, PenTest+ and CySA+. To earn this month’s bounty, you’ll need to successfully complete all three labs, 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!


Security+ – Network Security and Diagnostics

Lab — 00:30:00

A layered approach must be designed and implemented to secure a system or infrastructure. Each critical component should be individually assessed on the risks it faces. In all scenarios, for all types of systems, network security is always a crucial component. Being the backbone of communication and the carrier of sensitive and proprietary information, once compromised, it allows unauthorized parties access on a large scale.

PenTest+ – Basic Scripting

Lab — 00:30:00

Penetration testers frequently find themselves running the same commands and tools or going through the same processes. In certain environments, those tools might not be available to use or install. Scripting languages are a time and resource-effective solution for both these problems. They allow quick and straightforward automation of mundane tasks that can help save considerable amounts of time. They also provide numerous libraries to communicate with different protocols, operating systems, and programs. This versatility aids in constructing new tools or creating versions of the already existing ones when the testing environment makes it impossible to access themThis lab covers scripting using Python and Bash. It aims to provide an insight into the benefits of task automation by explaining:● Basic Scripting○ Handling user input○ Iterations○ Logical branching● Automation● Creating pentesting tools and utilities

CySA+ Digital Forensics Techniques

Lab — 00:30:00

Digital Forensics is described as the preservation, identification, extraction, and documentation of computer evidence used by the court of law. It is a science of finding evidence from digital media like computers, mobile phones, servers, or networks. It gives the forensic the best techniques and tools to solve complicated digital-related cases. Digital Forensics assists the forensic team analyze, inspect, identify, and preserve the digital evidence residing on various electronic devices.● Recover, analyze, and preserve computers and related materials in such a manner that it allows the investigation agency to present them as evidence in a court of law.● Postulate the motive behind the crime and the identity of the main culprit.● Design procedures at a suspected crime scene and ensure that the digital evidence obtained is not corrupted.● Identify the evidence and estimate the potential impact of the malicious activity on the victim.

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