The Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Linux Application and Configuration (CLAC) course provides students an understanding of Linux operating systems, commands, and capabilities. Students will work with real Linux systems in real environments and will leverage commands, applications, and toolsets to complete tasks in a cybersecurity environment. Upon completion, students will be able to proactively leverage Linux to navigate, connect, and enhance business systems and networks– valuable traits in the cybersecurity field.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit Count: 20
The start of the CLAC course, students will learn how to install and start using Linux Mint, a user-friendly operating system variant.
Students are introduced to basic commands which they can leverage in the Linux command line interface (CLI).
Students are provided an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to execute basic Linux terminal commands and navigate different directories.
Students are introduced to the standard input and output capability of the Linux terminal and learn additional commands which will help them leverage Linux effectively.
Students are presented with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to leverage STDIO appropriately in a Linux environment.
Students learn additional Linux terminal commands which better enable understanding of bash history and environment variables.
Students will learn the how user and group accounts work within the Linux environment and how they impact files and file permissions.
Students learn various networking commands and gain a deeper understanding of the networking capabilities within Linux.
Students will demonstrate their ability to leverage key Linux commands learned thus far in the course, creating users, variables, and network connections.
Students learn how package managers function and how to compress and archive files using TAR. Additionally, they will learn how to compile source code.