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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Critical first steps in System Management

This module covers the essentials of what you need to look at first in system management...
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
About the Instructor9m
Security at the forefront9m
Attack surfaces8m
Integrity6m
Reading4 readings
About this course10m
Resources for building your own test environment30m
Attack surface analysis10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Critical First Steps30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Planning for an enterprise system environment

How do enterprises deploy systems? They plan!...
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Policies - Part 2: Technical Policies6m
Separation of Duties8m
Planning for Disaster9m
If you build it - they will get around it9m
Reading3 readings
Organizational Policies30m
Technical Policies30m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Planning30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Auditing systems in the enterprise

Once a system is planned and built, it's now time to continuously monitor and audit the systems....
Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Splunk5m
Auditing13m
Syslog12m
Reading4 readings
Splunk Resources20m
Operational Intelligence20m
Splunk - Working Smarter NIST10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Auditing30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Maintaining systems in the enterprise

Systems need on-going maintenance. Understanding what to maintain is key in providing a well running service or system....
Reading
3 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
When something goes wrong8m
Baselining and Assessment6m
Reading3 readings
Backup Strategies10m
The 3-2-1 Backup Strategy10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Maintenance30m
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Top Reviews

By CNJul 21st 2018

Good and very Educative content altogether. Learned a lot. Thanks to everyone that makes this possible.

By LHJul 11th 2018

over 2 months of completing this course am yet to get my certificate of completion

Instructor

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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization

The Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization focuses on computing in an enterprise environment. Combining both theory and real world experience and architecture, the courses will prepare you to design and audit secure enterprise systems. The courses will cover practical use of major server operating systems in an enterprise environment and how to design and operate them securely....
Computer Security and Systems Management

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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