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NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Essentials (Advanced Technical Training) [Course 9292]

Course Overview

  • What products or services are being covered?

    • NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager is covered.

  • What are you teaching students about the products or services?

    • Learn 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. You will practice using features within NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager to remove these vulnerabilities and lock down Windows and UNIX computer systems, IIS web-servers, and Microsoft SQL-Server databases. Also, you will learn 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.

  • What should a student be able to do after finishing the course?

    • Through discussion, examples, and lab exercises with real world content, you will be enabled 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.

Training Level: 0 - All

Duration: 3 Days

Key Objectives

After this course, the student will be able 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

Welcome and Introductions

• Classroom Environment

• Agenda

• Support

  • What is NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager

• How NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Helps You

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Architecture

• Architecture overview

  • Components

  • Databases

  • Core services

  • AutoSync client

  • Look at systems, agents, groups, and end points

  • NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager process flow

Installation

  • Installation Planning

  • Installation Process

  • Install

  • Core services configuration utility

  • Discovery

  • SCAP Module

  • Hands-On Labs

− Install NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager

− Navigate the NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager console

Installing NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Agents

  • Windows agent

  • UNIX agent

  • Post agent

  • Hands-On Labs

  • Windows and UNIX Agent installation

Asset Management

  • How to use the NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager console

  • Build the asset map

  • Create and manage groups

  • Hands-On Labs:

  • Create and populate new groups

  • Use the Star Tree View and Flex Grid View

  • Admin reports wizard

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Assessment

  • Security checks

  • Exception management

  • Tasks

  • Jobs and reports

  • Policy templates

  • Task suites

  • Hands-On Labs:

  • Security Checks and Tasks

  • Job Management and Delta Reports

  • Policy Templates

Console Security

  • Understand console security

  • Manage password policy

  • Hands-On Lab:

  • Console Security

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Customization

  • Create custom checks

  • Custom tasks

  • Hands‐On Labs:

  • Customizing Checks and Templates

  • Custom Tasks and Task Suites

Correcting Windows Vulnerabilities

  • Account vulnerabilities

  • Resource vulnerabilities

  • Domain vulnerabilities

  • Hands‐On Labs:

  • Correcting Windows Vulnerabilities

UNIX Agent Manager

  • UNIX agent manager

  • Security Expert Checker Report

  • Access manager

  • Port scanner

  • Hands‐On Labs:

  • Using the UNIX Agent Manager

Correcting UNIX Vulnerabilities

  • Account vulnerabilities

  • Resource vulnerabilities

  • Domain vulnerabilities

  • Hands‐On Labs:

  • Correcting UNIX Vulnerabilities

Updating Security Knowledge

  • AutoSync wizard

  • Determine patch level compliance

  • Hands‐On Labs:

  • Updating Security Knowledge

  • NetIQ Security Manager / NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager Interface

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