Virtualization Course

Dig deeper into the real details of the virtual world with this course on virtualization, covering cloud computing, virtual machines and more.

49 minutes

Course description

They say every cloud has a silver lining, but in some ways, the cloud now is the silver lining! In this course, you’ll expand your knowledge of virtualization, focusing on virtual machines and cloud computing. Explore the details of hypervisors, virtual machine setup, the “as-a-service” family, cloud types and more.


Cloud-Based Applications

Video - 00:06:00

In this episode, Mike looks at applications in the cloud such as cloud-based storage, virtual desktops and virtual application streaming.
Cloud Ownership

Video - 00:03:00

In this episode, Mike looks at concepts of security, ownership, and access to cloud resources.
Cloud Computing

Video - 00:08:00

In this episode, Mike looks at the benefits of cloud computing (or moving virtual machines out onto the Internet) and describes the functions behind the buzzwords Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service.
Advanced Virtualization Setup

Video - 00:10:00

Mike describes the process of changing one or more VMs, such as modifying the number and size of mass storage available.
Your First Virtual Machine

Video - 00:11:00

In this episode, Mike walks the viewer through the process of setting up a new virtual machine. with Windows 10 as host OS.
Understanding Virtualization

Video - 00:10:00

Mike explores the concepts behind virtual machines such as virtualization vs. emulation, how modern VMs work and the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Threat / Warning Analyst

Plans & pricing

Infosec Skills Personal

$299 / year

  • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
  • Skill assessments
  • Infosec peer community support

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$799 per license / year

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  • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Create and assign custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
  • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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