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 attack. 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 they are implemented in Microsoft Windows and Linux. After attending this course, you will be able to describe how the components of operating systems work and interact, use built-in tools to analyze these components, and have an excellent foundation for courses in malware analysis, intrusion analysis, and penetration testing.

Length: 5 Days

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Our training doesn’t consist of a set of video lectures followed by unguided work assignments, as is the case with all other Understanding Operating Systems training programs. 

Instead, our proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based training platform delivers you bite-sized knowledge that is immediately followed by hands-on exercises, during which the platform watches your every step and helps you with contextual help, hints, and templates, as needed; and you have a personal tutor and coach who help you every step of the way.

Learning Objectives

  • After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe how modern desktop operating systems function
    • Explain the principles of process, memory, and I/O management and distinguish the methods used across common operating systems
    • Identify and monitor the standard boot processes of Windows and Linux systems
    • Use trusted command-line and GUI-based tools to ascertain the status of a running system
    • Retrieve and edit a host’s network configuration
    • Perform basic user and group management tasks
    • Describe the foundational security mechanisms in Windows and Linux systems


  • Familiarity with the use of at least one common desktop operating system
  • Experience with VMware software is an advantage, but not required

Capstone Exercise

Learners will be required to:

  • Analyze Windows and Linux systems
  • Determine pertinent information from those systems
  • Identify various types of anomalous behavior

Different Learning Styles Require Different Delivery

One size never fits all when it comes to individual learning and training.  Our Student Navigators are trained to effectively assess your overall training goals and map them to the best courses and delivery formats to meet your objectives, as well as your personal learning style.

Virtual Online Live Training


Our Virtual Instructor Led classes allow you to interact with a live instructor, as well as your peers in class – all from the comfort of home or your office. 

We utilize leading edge enterprise videoconferencing technology with breakout rooms and more!

Instructor Led Training


The statistics prove that successful learning, retention and certification most often results from instructor-led training. 

We have award-winning instructors and nothing beats sitting in class with them live and in person!  Com and join us in person today!

On Demand Training


In need complete flexibility and access 24 hours a day?  We offer online classes that you can view at your leisure, all taught by our award-winning instructor team!

Our On Demand resources are premier studio quality classes with consistent updated course content!

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