Linux Systems Administration Cyber Range

The Systems Administration cyber range will teach you some of the basics of linux systems administration.

18 hours, 30 minutes

The Labs

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  • Systems Administration - File and Directory Operations

    30 minutes
    Learn about file and directory operations as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Access Control Lists

    30 minutes
    Learn about access control lists (ACL), including file and directory ACLs, and default ACLs, as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Bash Shell

    30 minutes
    Learn about Bash Shell as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Basic Commands and Help

    30 minutes
    Learn basic RHEL commands and gain hands-on experience as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Special Permissions

    30 minutes
    Learn about special permissions as you practice in this Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - File and Directory Permissions

    30 minutes
    Learn about file and directory permissions as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Using the VI editor and Help

    30 minutes
    Learn about the vi editor and various help commands as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Managing Groups

    30 minutes
    Learn about managing user and group accounts, including creating, deleting and passwords, as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Login History and System Information

    30 minutes
    Learn about login user and group info, history info and system info as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Compression and Archiving

    30 minutes
    Explore compressing and archiving tools, such as gzip, gunzip, bzip2, bunzip2 and tar, as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Finding and Linking Files

    30 minutes
    This lab explores different options for finding files based on various criteria, such as size and permissions, and walks through the process of creating soft and hard links.
  • Systems Administration - File Paths and File Types

    30 minutes
    Learn about File Paths and File Types as you practice in the cyber range
  • Systems Administration - Job Scheduling

    30 minutes
    Learn about job scheduling as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Managing Units

    30 minutes
    Practice working with systemd to manage units and control groups.
  • Systems Administration - Regular Expressions & Metacharacters

    30 minutes
    Learn about regular expressions and metacharacters as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Working with Processes and Jobs

    30 minutes
    Practice common commands for working with processes, such as top, nice/renice, ps and kill, and manage jobs with bg and fg.
  • Systems Administration - System Logging and Tuning

    30 minutes
    Learn about system logging, including rsyslog and explore tuned, a system tuning service available in RHEL.
  • Systems Administration - Understanding the Linux Kernel

    30 minutes
    Learn about the Linux kernel as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Creating and Managing Partitions

    30 minutes
    Depending on whether the system is BIOS-based or UEFI-based, the partition information is stored in Master Boot Record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT), respectively. Learn about creating and managing partitions using the parted and gdisk utilities as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Managing packages with DNF

    30 minutes
    In this lab, you will practice working with DNF, or 'Dandified yum'. It is the next generation of the yum package manager that automatically computes dependencies and makes it easier to maintain groups of machines. DNF is the Red Hat's new default package manager.
  • Systems Administration - Working with Logical Volume Manager

    30 minutes
    Learn about using Logical Volume Manager (LVM) to create, modify and delete volumes and groups as you practice in the Systems Administration Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Understanding and Managing SELinux

    30 minutes
    In this lab we'll take a look at some of the tools for interacting with SELinux.
  • Systems Administration - Using Key Based Authentication

    30 minutes
    Learn how to generate, distribute, and use key-based authentication for SSH.
  • Systems Administration - Working with Swap

    30 minutes
    Create volume groups and logical volumes to use as swap and display memory information and statistics as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - File and Directory Control Attributes

    30 minutes
    Learn about file and directory control attributes.
  • Systems Administration - Creating and Managing Extended File Systems

    30 minutes
    Learn about creating and managing extended file systems as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Working with XFS and VFAT File Systems

    30 minutes
    Learn about working with XFS and VFAT (Virtual File Allocation Table) file systems as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Defining a NAT Virtual Network

    30 minutes
    Learn about defining a Network Address Translation (NAT) virtual network as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Network Information and Chrony

    30 minutes
    Learn about querying network information and chrony as you practice in the Linux Cyber Range
  • Systems Administration - Creating Storage Pools and Volumes

    30 minutes
    Learn about creating storage pools and volumes as you practice in the Linux Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Managing Application Stream Modules

    30 minutes
    In this lab, you will practice working with DNF package manager to look up and manipulate application stream (AppStream) modules.
  • Systems Administration - TCP Wrappers

    30 minutes
    Explore TCP wrappers utilizing the hosts.deny and hosts.allow file while testing the functionality utilizing the tcpdmatch utility.
  • Systems Administration - Managing Users

    30 minutes
    Practice managing user accounts on RHEL systems, including creating, deleting, and setting passwords.
  • Systems Administration - Managing Firewall

    30 minutes
    Learn about managing firewall rules as you practice configuring Firewalld in this Linux Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Managing packages with rpm

    30 minutes
    Learn about managing packages with RPM as you practice in the Cyber Range.
  • Systems Administration - Working with Remote File Systems and AutoFS

    30 minutes
    Practice working with Network File System NFS service and learn how to automatically mount NFS shares with AutoFS.
  • Systems Administration - Bash Shell Scripting

    30 minutes
    In this lab, you will be creating scripts to learn about the basics of bash shell scripting such as using variables, arguments, if/then statements and for loops.

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