Cyber Range

Command Line Basics Cyber Range

From basic navigation commands to port scanning and modifying file permissions, the labs in this cyber range help you practice some of the fundamental system and network administration tasks using Command-Line Interface (CLI).

The labs

Train hands-on

  • Command Line Basics – Basic Networking Utilities

    This lab introduces the most popular command-line tools for testing and troubleshooting network connections, including ping, netstat, traceroute, tcpdump and others.

  • Command Line Basics – User Accounts and Privileges

    This lab focuses on creating and assigning users to groups as well as changing the privileges of said users and groups.

  • Command Line Basics – File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    This lab uses an FTP server to demonstrate some of the utilities of the FTP protocol as well as some of the weaknesses.

  • Command Line Basics – Introduction to PowerShell

    In this lab we will demonstrate the uses of PowerShell as well as the functionality as a command line tool.

  • Command Line Basics – IProute2 and Net-Tools

    This lab has us working with Net-Tools and IPRoute2. Both of these network utilities accomplish many of the same goals and we will demonstrate the equivalent commands between them.

  • Command Line Basics – Navigation

    This lab goes through some of the basic commands for listing and navigating between files and directories on Linux and Windows systems.

  • Command Line Basics – Port Scanning

    This lab walks through some of the most basic port scans that every system administrator should know.

  • Command Line Basics – Remote Access (telnet vs. SSH)

    This lab compares two commonly used methods of remote access — telnet and Secure Shell (SSH). You will go through steps of connecting to a remote host using both methods and demonstrate why SSH should be your preferred choice when there is a need for remote access.

  • Command Line Basics – Text Control

    Learn the basics of text control and searching for specific strings of text

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