Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Hardening Prep Course

By Terry Cox

Learn how to secure your servers in preparation for the EX413 exam.

32 hours
  • 47 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab
  • 13 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

The performance-based Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening exam (EX413) tests your ability to perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on securing servers against unauthorized access.

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction 10:50

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Meet Your Course Author

    0:49

    Course Prerequisites

    2:45

    Why Server Hardening?

    5:57
  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Identify Common Red Hat Vulnerabilities and Exposures 32:12

    The CIA Model

    9:36

    Updating Systems

    7:36

    Updating Software on Linux

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    RHCS Certified Specialist in Server Hardening - Identify Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 3 Lessons Verify Package Security and Validity 31:33

    Verifying Packages - Yum

    8:50

    Installing and Verifying Packages with RPM

    7:43

    RHCS Certified Specialist in Server Hardening - Verify package security and validity

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 6 Lessons Identify and Employ Standards-based Practices 1:24:17

    Common Standards

    16:22

    Common Standards - Examples

    16:05

    Create and Use Encrypted File Systems

    15:30

    File System Features

    9:23

    File System Features - Hands On

    11:57

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Identify and Employ Standard Base Practices

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 7 Lessons Configure Defaults for File Systems 1:01:21

    File System Properties for ext4

    5:46

    File System Properties for XFS

    5:07

    Files - SUID

    11:19

    Files - GID

    3:33

    Files - Sticky Bit

    5:14

    Files - FACL

    15:22

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Configure Defaults for Filesystems

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 3 Lessons Install and Use Intrusion Detection 36:46

    Security Tools - AIDE

    10:54

    Security Tools - OSSEC

    10:52

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Install and use intrusion detection

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 4 Lessons Manage User Account and Password Security 37:41

    User Accounts

    9:17

    Setting User Account Defaults

    6:27

    Group Accounts and Group Administrators

    6:57

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Manage User Account and Password Security

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 3 Lessons PAM - Pluggable Authentication Modules 29:42

    What is PAM

    6:19

    A Further Look at PAM

    8:23

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Pluggable authentication modules

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 3 Lessons Configure Console Security 33:04

    Console Security

    9:49

    Console Security - Hands On

    8:15

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Configure Console Security

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 4 Lessons Configure System-wide Acceptable Use Notifications 29:49

    Changing the SSH Banner

    4:25

    Changing the Message of the Day

    4:22

    Use a Shell Script to Customize a Message Viewed Upon Login

    6:02

    RHCS - Server Hardening - System-wide Acceptable Use Notifications

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 11 4 Lessons Install and Configure Identity Management Service 38:02

    What is IdM? - Identity Management

    4:48

    Install IdM - Identity Management Server

    8:02

    Install IdM on a Client Server

    10:12

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Install and Configure Identity Management Services

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 12 4 Lessons Configure Remote System Logging Services 38:59

    System Logging via rsyslog

    5:24

    Managing System Log Files

    9:10

    Configure Remote Logging Services

    9:25

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Configure remote system logging services

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 13 4 Lessons Configure System Auditing Services 38:01

    Configure and Install System Auditing Services

    6:03

    Review Audit Data

    11:32

    Getting Reports Out of Audit Data

    5:26

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Configure System Auditing Services

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 5 Lessons Network Scanning Tools and IPTables 58:32

    Install and Use nmap

    10:57

    Install and Use nessus

    9:59

    IPTables Overview

    6:54

    IPTables - Part 2

    15:42

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Network Scanning Tools and iptables

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 15 3 Lessons Conclusion 1:33:36

    Conclusion

    2:14

    Next Steps

    1:22

    RHCS - Server Hardening - Practice Exam

    1:30:00 Quiz
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