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NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Essentials [Course 9283]

Course Overview

You willl learn:

  • How to install and use NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager to examine the weaknesses in Windows, UNIX, web-servers, and database systems
  • How to manage and inventory IT assets and determine the vulnerabilities present on managed systems
  • How to apply industry standard baselines and criteria such as the SANS/FBI Top 20, HIPAA, and SOX to determine weaknesses
  • How to develop your own customized checks for specific vulnerabilities.
  • How to keep security content up to date, how to use NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager to be automatically informed when new vulnerabilities are discovered by the computer security industry, and how to interface NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager with NetIQ Security Manager

Training Level: 3 - Advanced

Duration: 3 Days

Key Objectives

Through discussions, examples, and lab exercises, you will learn to:

  • Architect NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager components and configuration groups
  • Install and configure notifications, NetIQ Security Manager, Log Manager and Intrusion Manager
  • Manage Windows, UNIX, and iSeries agents
  • NetIQ Change Guardian for Windows, Active Directory, and Group Policies
  • Setup event correlation configurations
  • Configure reports

Audience Summary

Security Officers, System Administrators, and IT Consultants.

Course Prerequisites

Microsoft Windows NT/2000 basic administration skills, UNIX/Linux basic administration skills, basic understanding of TCP/IP, fundamental knowledge of computer and network security

Course Outline

This course is taught in the following sections:

Day 1
  • Architecture
  • Installation
  • Install NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager
  • Navigate the NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager console
  • Installing NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager
  • Windows and UNIX Agent installation
  • Using the Web Server Console
  • Install and navigate the Web Console
  • Evaluating End Point Compliance
  • Asset Management
  • Create and populate new groups
  • Use the Star Tree View and Flex Grid View
  • Admin reports wizard

Day 2
  • NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Assessment
  • Security Checks and Tasks
  • Job Management and Delta Reports
  • Policy Templates
  • Task Suites
  • Console Security
  • NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Customization
  • Customizing Checks and Templates
  • Custom Tasks and Task Suites
  • Correcting Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Correcting Windows Vulnerabilities

Day 3
  • UNIX Agent Manager
  • Correcting UNIX Vulnerabilities
  • Correcting UNIX Vulnerabilities

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