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Understanding Operating Systems

Understanding Operating Systems is a foundational course that exposes students to the underpinnings of modern desktop operating systems and the components that are most vulnerable to cyber attacks. It covers the principles of process, memory, and I/O management that drive all modern operating systems, and includes hands-on labs to discover how these principles are implemented in Microsoft Windows and Linux. After attending this course, you will better understand how operating systems' components work and interact, and you will be able to use built-in tools for component analysis. You will also have an excellent foundation for further training in malware analysis, intrusion analysis, and penetration testing. 

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Attending students will learn

  • User and Group Credentials and Security
  • File, Memory and Process/Daemon Management
  • Networking Management
  • Command Shell Tools and Techniques
  • Processor Fundamentals and Sharing
  • Windows API, Windows Registry, and Dynamically Linked Libraries

Who should attend

  • Help Desk Personnel
  • Incident Response Team Members
  • Network Security Professionals
  • Forensic Analysts


This is an introductory course ideal for those seeking a career in malware analysis, incident response or pen testing.

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