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Linux: Tools and Techniques

Description

The aim of the module is to provide students with an introduction to Linux operating systems.  The learners are provided with the fundamental skills and understanding of the administration of Linux operating systems, Linux commands, and utilities for developing their skills in cyber operations.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the structure and administration of Linux operating systems
  • Effectively use a variety of commands and utilities to undertake Linux administration and penetration testing
  • Write simple scripts to deploy and automate services
  • Use utilities to collect system information
  • Use a vulnerable system as case studies to demonstrate the skills in use of Linux tools

This is an SCQF Level 8 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.

 

Pre-Masters Cyber Security pathway

This module is part of our 120-credit pre-Masters Cyber Security pathway.  For those who do not currently meet the entry requirements for the MSc Cyber Security but do possess an ordinary degree (in any subject) from the UK, completion of this pathway provides an alternative route to entry.  Additionally, this pathway – and the individual modules within it – provides an opportunity to upskill and reskill for those aspiring to develop a career within Cyber Security. 

The six modules within the pathway can be undertaken as follows:

Option 1: 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Linux: Tools and Techniques 

Security Fundamentals 

Digital Forensic Analysis 

CCNA: CyberOps 

Network Security 

Web Application Security Testing 

 

Option 2:

Year 1

Year 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Linux: Tools and Techniques

Security Fundamentals

Network Security

CCNA: CyberOps

Digital Forensic Analysis

 

 

Web Application Security Testing

 

Delivery

The Linux: Tools and Techniques module will be delivered at Lanarkshire campus, times to be confirmed.

 

Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Althaff Mohideen.

 

Funding

The module may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cpd@uws.ac.uk. 

 

NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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