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Posted by Potato Monster on 2019-09-30

Note: I've done mainly Linux and Networking so this is going to lack windows and AD material which I'm still learning. Do one or two sections a day, and you should be more than ready for any project by the end of the summer. Use google and man pages.

Basic commands

These are commands for managing and editing files on a system. Linux does not usually have a graphical interface, which means no pretty menus. This basically means everything is done in the commandline. This makes it faster, less prone to error (clicking the wrong thing), and powerful because you get all of the available options rather than only what is presented on a graphical menu

Website: Linux Commands
GitRepo: Install a Web Server and Share Files

Linux Reference

Website: ExplainShell-Linux commands explained
This is an awesome website to enter commands and see what their options do. Ex: If you don't know what "df -h" does, type it in!
Website: Linux Directory Structure

Linux Security

Bandit is a set of challenges on OverTheWire and it teaches basics of linux security
Website: OverTheWire
Connect via putty or ssh. (Google them if you don't know what either of those are)

More Advanced Security

Vulnhub has virtual machines that are made to be hackable. Most of us would not know how to even start, so find a virtual machine with a walkthrough and follow along command by command. Easier yet, search the name of the VM on youtube and watch somebody hack it.
Website: Vulnhub

  • hint: Install a Kali virtual machine as well to attack the vulnhub VM


How networks are built

Video: Hub, Switch, Router

How Things Connect

Video: TCP Ports
We will work with actual configs and systems at trainings

How Public Keys Work

These allow for a massive chunk of internet security, and why services like tor are extremely difficult even for a government entity to crack.
Video: Computerphile-Public Keys
Website: How to setup ssh keys

Packet Tracer Practice (configuring networks)

Lookup how to download NetAcad's packet tracer.
Google Drive: PacketTracer Labs
I hightlighted the most helpful starting ones in green; they come with solution PDFs