Category: Featured

Jul 13th

7 Steps to Implement & Improve Cybersecurity with NIST

The NIST CSF provides a 7-step approach for the implementation and improvement of their cybersecurity posture utilizing the NIST CSF.

The 7-steps include:

Step 1

Prioritize and Scope. The organization identifies its business/mission objectives and high-level organizational priorities.

Step 2

Orient. The organization identifies related systems and assets, regulatory requirements, and overall risk approach and then identifies threats to, and vulnerabilities of, those systems and assets.

Step 3

Create a Current Profile. The organization develops a Current Profile by indicating which Category and Subcategory outcomes from the Framework Core are currently being achieved.

Step 4

Conduct a Risk Assessment. The organization analyzes the operational environment in order to discern the likelihood of a cybersecurity event and the impact that the event could have on the organization.

Step 5

Create a Target Profile. The organization creates a Target Profile that focuses on the assessment of the Framework Categories and Subcategories describing the organization’s desired cybersecurity outcomes.

Step 6

Determine, Analyze, and Prioritize Gaps. The organization compares the Current Profile and the Target Profile to determine gaps. Next, it creates a prioritized action plan to address those gaps that draw upon mission drivers, a cost/benefit analysis, and understanding of risk to achieve the outcomes in the Target Profile.

Step 7

Implement Action Plan. The organization determines which actions to take in regards to the gaps, if any, identified in the previous step.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training

Jul 6th

In-Depth Integrations with Jenkins and DevOps Tools

 

 

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Under a DevOps model, a development and operations teams are no longer “siloed”. Quality assurance team also becomes more tightly integrated with development and operations and throughout the application lifecycle. This course covers the DevOps principles and tools required for end-to-end implementation of DevOps.

This course will also provide students with an understanding of the Apache Maven build process, the principles of continuous integration, and the knowledge of how to implement continuous integration with automated test execution using Jenkins, Maven, and the Sonatype Nexus OSS repository manager. Students will use a local copy of Jenkins and create and run Maven jobs, link to a version control system, run automated testing and generate development reports, and configure the system to log build reports and generated artifacts to a Nexus repository.

Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Jenkins focuses on the following two jobs:

• Building/testing software projects continuously.  Jenkins provides an easy-to-use so-called continuous integration system, making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. The automated, continuous build increases development productivity.

• Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs, such as cron jobs and procmail jobs, even those that are run on a remote machine. For example, with cron, all you receive is regular e-mails that capture the output, and it is up to you to look at them diligently and notice when it broke. Jenkins keeps those outputs and makes it easy for you to notice when something is wrong.

Finally, this training course introduces the core DevOps concepts and principles as well as the ways to stand up the DevOps practice in your organization. Upon completion of this training course, students will have a fundamental understanding of DevOps’ value proposition; they will also gain practical experience working with select DevOps tools, including Puppet, Jenkins, and others. This training course is supplemented by hands-on labs that help attendees reinforce their theoretical knowledge of the learned material.

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Jun 29th

Getting ready to use SCCM? We can help

Learn how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. In this five-day course, you will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You also will learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course M-20703-2: Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the features Configuration Manager and Intune include, and explain how you can use these features to manage PCs and mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
  • Analyze data by using queries and reports.
  • Prepare a management infrastructure, including configuring boundaries, boundary groups, and resource discovery, and integrating mobile-device management with Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Deploy and manage the Configuration Manager client.
  • Configure, manage, and monitor hardware and software inventory, and use Asset Intelligence and software metering.
  • Identify and configure the most appropriate method to distribute and manage content used for deployments.
  • Distribute, deploy, and monitor applications for managed users and systems.
  • Maintain software updates for PCs that Configuration Manager manages.
  • Implement Endpoint Protection for managed PCs.
  • Manage configuration items, baselines, and profiles to assess and configure compliance settings and data access for users and devices.
  • Configure an operating-system deployment strategy by using Configuration Manager.
  • Manage and maintain a Configuration Manager site.

Join us for this training starting on Monday, August 6, 2018.

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Jun 25th

Learn Automating Administration with PowerShell

Learn Automating Administration With PowerShell

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands.
  • Identify and run cmdlets for server administration.
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses.
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage.
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Administer remote computers.
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs.
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques.

Join us for PowerShell training starting on Monday, July 23, 2018.

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Jun 20th

DevOps Vocabulary

DevOps Vocabulary

DevOps

(development and operations) – a software development phrase used to describe a type of agile relationship between Development and IT Operations. The goal of DevOps is to improve communication, collaboration, and processes between the various roles in the software development cycle, in order to improve and speed up software delivery.

Silo

The antithesis of DevOps: these are artificial barriers created that have the potential to hamper collaboration within your business.

Release

What does this term mean to different teams and how do you come to one definition across the organization?

Transparency

Requires cross-team communication

Automation

Any task that could be done more than once should be automated

Measurement

Anything worth doing needs to be measured, monitored, and analyzed for success or failure.

Notification

Tell people when it goes right and tells even more people if it goes wrong.

Leadership

DevOps line any organizational initiative needs buy-in from the top and grass-roots support.

Microservices

An architectural style characterized by product focus, automated release, intelligent endpoints, and distributed governance and control.

Want to learn more about DevOps? Train with us:

BSP-2451: DevOps Fundamentals

BSP-2593: DevOps for Leaders

BSP-2464: In-Depth: Integration with Jenkins and DevOps Tools

Jun 15th

Why DevOps?

Why DevOps?

To answer this question, we must first identify WHAT is DevOps?

So, what is DevOps?

DevOps is a combination of people, process, tools, vendors, and partners.

DevOps is AGILITY, RELIABILITY, SCALABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, and  REPRODUCIBILITY.  

It focuses on the following:

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Automation
  • Collaborative culture
  • Time to market & value

DevOps is also an organizational culture for application development and maintenance success.  It encompasses technology and process.  It encourages transparency and candid communication between software developers and IT operations and administration to increase the agility with which applications are delivered.

By automating, monitoring, and measuring the production of code through develop, release, test, and maintenance, the process becomes more sustainable, scalable, and repeatable.

Optimally, all manual tasks are eliminated reducing the potential for human error and making delivery and roll-back less error prone.

Why DevOps?

Rapidly deliver reliable, scalable micro and macro services that are critical for the business time to market and value.

Brings teams together

Technical benefits include:

  • Continuous delivery
  • Reduction in component complexity
  • Agility in problem resolution

Business benefits include:

  • Agility in the delivery of business benefit
  • Increased stability
  • More focus on competitive advantage, rather than “keeping the lights on”.

Want to learn more about DevOps? Train with us:

BSP-2451: DevOps Fundamentals

BSP-2593: DevOps for Leaders

BSP-2464: In-Depth: Integration with Jenkins and DevOps Tools

May 11th

Select Upcoming Courses – by date

Below you will find a number of courses scheduled between now and the end of June 2018.  If you don’t see a course you are looking for please let us know info@babsim.com. (614) 481-4345

Week of 5/21

A+902: CompTIA A+ Certification (Exam 220-902)
Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-1
Administering Windows Server 2012 M-20411
Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell M10962
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 M-20332
Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016 M-20339-2
Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R M-20773
Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services M-10990
Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell M-10961
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services M-20412
Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
Data Analysis Fundamentals Using Excel M-10994
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services M-20697-2
Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server M-20465
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions M-20532
Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP AFM: Advanced Firewall Manager
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS: Domain Name System (formerly GTM)
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM: Local Traffic Manager
F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP
Git training: Introduction to Version Control with Git
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse M-20767
Implementing and Managing Windows 10
Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20466
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 M-20740
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 M-20410
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals M-10979
Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
Programming in C# M-20483
Provisioning SQL Databases M-20765
Querying Data with Transact-SQL M-20761
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20461
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 M-10982
System Center Operations Manager 2012 M-55006
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 M-20743
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage

 

Week of 5/28

Introduction to SQL Databases M-10985

 

Week of 6/4

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases M-20462
Administering System Center Configuration Manager M-20703-1
Administering Windows Server 2012 M-20411
Analyzing Data with Excel M-20779
Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell M-10961
CISSP Certification S-3000
Citrix Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration
Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-2
Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services M-20487
Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases M-20464
Developing SQL Data Models M-20768
F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM: Local Traffic Manager
F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP
Foundations of Business Analysis
Identity with Windows Server 2016 M-20742
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions M-20533
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 M-20698
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 M-20410
Introduction to SQL Databases M-10985
ITIL Foundation
Jenkins Training: Continuous Integration with Maven, Jenkins and Artifactory
Linux Fundamentals SL-120
Networking with Windows Server 2016 M-20741
Node.js Software Development
Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting
Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases M-10987
Performing Data Engineering on Microsoft HD Insight
Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016 M-20339-1
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 1 – Report Builder
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 2 – Data Model Designer
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 3 – Advanced Languages
Programming in C# M-20483
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 M-20480
Querying Data with Transact-SQL M-20761
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 M-20743

 

Week of 6/11

Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure M-20764
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases M-20462
Administering System Center Configuration Manager M-20703-1
Administering Windows Server 2012 M-20411
Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016 M-20339-2
Analyzing Data With Power BI M-20778
Applied Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Business Analysis Essentials
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services M-20412
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services M-20697-2
Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager M-10748
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure M-20413
Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications M-20486
Developing SQL Databases M-20764
Enabling and Managing Office 365 M-20347
Enterprise Linux System Administration SL-250
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP AFM: Advanced Firewall Manager
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP APM: Access Policy Manager
Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure M-10967
Hybrid Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20463
Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure M-20415
Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse M-20767
Implementing and Managing Windows 10
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 M-20698
Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager
Introduction to Java
Introduction to JavaScript
NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation
Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting
Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016 M-20339-1
Process Modeling using BPMN
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 M-20480
Requirements Elicitation
Securing Windows Server 2016 M-20744
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 M-10982
Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M-10986

 

Week of 6/18

Administering System Center Configuration Manager M-20703-1
Advanced Java
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 M-20332
Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R M-20773
Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services M-10990
Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell M-10961
Business Analysis Principles and Techniques
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services M-20412
Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack
Data Analysis Fundamentals Using Excel M-10994
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services M-20697-2
Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server M-20465
Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services M-20487
Enabling and Managing Office 365 M-20347
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP ASM: Application Security Manager
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse M-20767
Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20466
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 M-20740
Jenkins Training: Continuous Integration with Maven, Jenkins and Nexus
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals M-10979
Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning
Power BI for the Cloud – Service Reporting
Provisioning SQL Databases M-20765
Querying Data with Transact-SQL M-20761
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20461
Security+ Certification G-350
System Center Operations Manager 2012 M-55006
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 M-20743
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage

 

Week of 6/25

Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-1
Administering System Center Configuration Manager M-20703-1
Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell M10962
Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services M-10990
Applied Data Science and Big Data Analytics
CISSP Certification S-3000
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services M-20412
Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-2
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure M-20413
Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions M-20467
Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications M-20486
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions M-20532
F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM: Local Traffic Manager
Implementing and Managing Windows 10
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions M-20533
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 M-20740
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 M-20698
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 M-20410
Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager
Introduction to Programming M-10975
Managing SQL Business Intellingence Operations M-10988
React JavaScript Programming
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 M-10982

If you don’t see a course you are looking for please let us know info@babsim.com. (614) 481-4345

May 7th

Select Upcoming Courses

Below you will find a number of courses scheduled between now and the end of June 2018.  If you don’t see a course you are looking for please let us know info@babsim.com. (614) 481-4345

Introduction to SQL Databases M-10985 5/30 6/4
A+902: CompTIA A+ Certification (Exam 220-902) 5/21
Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure M-20764 5/14 6/11
Administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-1 5/21 6/25
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases M-20462 5/14 6/4 6/11
Administering System Center Configuration Manager M-20703-1 6/4 6/11 6/18 6/25
Administering Windows Server 2012 M-20411 5/21 6/4 6/11
Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell M10962 5/21 6/25
Advanced Java 6/18
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 M-20332 5/21 6/18
Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016 M-20339-2 5/21 6/11
Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R M-20773 5/21 6/18
Analyzing Data with Excel M-20779 5/16 6/4
Analyzing Data With Power BI M-20778 5/14 6/11
Analyzing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services M-10990 5/21 6/18 6/25
Ansible 5/14
Applied Data Science and Big Data Analytics 6/11 6/25
Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell M-10961 5/21 6/4 6/18
Business Analysis Essentials 6/14
Business Analysis Principles and Techniques 6/18
CISSP Certification S-3000 6/4 6/25
Citrix Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration 5/17 6/7
Comprehensive Angular 5 Programming 5/14
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services M-20412 5/21 6/11 6/18 6/25
Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack 5/21 6/18
Data Analysis Fundamentals Using Excel M-10994 5/24 6/21
Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services M-20697-2 5/21 6/11 6/18
Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager M-10748 5/14 6/11
Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server M-20465 5/21 6/18
Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 M-20345-2 6/4 6/25
Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure M-20413 6/11 6/25
Designing Self-Service Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions M-20467 6/25
Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications M-20486 6/11 6/25
Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services M-20487 6/4 6/18
Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions M-20532 5/22 6/25
Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases M-20464 6/4
Developing SQL Data Models M-20768 5/14 6/4
Developing SQL Databases M-20764 5/14 6/11
Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements 5/21
Enabling and Managing Office 365 M-20347 5/14 6/11 6/18
Enterprise Linux Networking Services SL-275 5/14
Enterprise Linux System Administration SL-250 6/11
F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP 5/14 5/17 6/4 6/25
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP AFM: Advanced Firewall Manager 5/23 6/14
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP APM: Access Policy Manager 6/11
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP ASM: Application Security Manager 5/15 6/18
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS: Domain Name System (formerly GTM) 5/21
F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM: Local Traffic Manager 5/16 5/23 6/6 6/27
F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP 5/24 6/14
Foundations of Business Analysis 6/4
Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure M-10967 5/14 6/11
Git training: Introduction to Version Control with Git 5/22
Hybrid Cloud and Datacenter Monitoring with Operations Management Suite (OMS) 5/14 6/11
Identity with Windows Server 2016 M-20742 6/4
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20463 5/14 6/11
Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure M-20415 5/14 6/11
Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter 5/14 6/11
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse M-20767 5/21 6/11 6/18
Implementing and Managing Windows 10 5/21 6/11 6/25
Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20466 5/21 6/18
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions M-20533 6/4 6/25
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 M-20740 5/21 6/18 6/25
Installing and Configuring Windows 10 M-20698 5/14 6/4 6/11 6/25
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 M-20410 5/21 6/4 6/25
Integrating MDM and Cloud Services with System Center Configuration Manager 5/14 6/11 6/25
Introduction to Java 6/11
Introduction to JavaScript 6/11
Introduction to Programming M-10975 6/25
ITIL Foundation 5/16 6/4
Jenkins Training: Continuous Integration with Maven, Jenkins and Artifactory 6/4
Jenkins Training: Continuous Integration with Maven, Jenkins and Nexus 6/18
Linux Fundamentals SL-120 6/4
Managing SQL Business Intellingence Operations M-10988 6/25
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals M-10979 5/24 6/21
Network+ Certification G-250 5/14
Networking with Windows Server 2016 M-20741 5/14 6/4
NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation 6/11
Node.js Software Development 6/4
Office 365 Administration and Troubleshooting 5/14 6/4 6/11
Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning 5/21 6/18
Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases M-10987 5/14 6/5
Performing Data Engineering on Microsoft HD Insight 6/4
Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016 M-20339-1 5/14 6/4 6/11
Power BI for Excel 2016 – Level 1 – Report Builders 5/7
Power BI for Excel 2016 – Level 2 – Power BI Tools 5/8
Power BI for Excel 2016 – Level 3 – Data Model Designers 5/9
Power BI for Excel 2016 – Level 4 – DAX Functions 5/10
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 1 – Report Builder 6/4
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 2 – Data Model Designer 6/6
Power BI for the Cloud – Level 3 – Advanced Languages 6/7
Power BI for the Cloud – Service Reporting 6/18
Process Modeling using BPMN 6/11
Programming in C# M-20483 5/21 6/4
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 M-20480 5/14 6/4 6/11
Provisioning SQL Databases M-20765 5/21 6/18
Querying Data with Transact-SQL M-20761 5/21 6/4 6/18
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 M-20461 5/14 5/21 6/18
React JavaScript Programming 6/25
Requirements Elicitation 6/14
Securing Windows Server 2016 M-20744 5/14 6/11
Security+ Certification G-350 5/21 6/18
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 M-10982 5/21 6/11 6/25
System Center Operations Manager 2012 M-55006 5/21 6/18
Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M-10986 6/11
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 M-20743 5/21 6/4 6/18
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage 5/21 6/18

If you don’t see a course you are looking for please let us know info@babsim.com. (614) 481-4345

Apr 26th

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Training

Executives, managers, and IT staff all have a stake in Cybersecurity

In May of 2017, a Presidential Executive Order was signed that requires all Federal agencies to use the Framework that was created by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve cybersecurity for critical infrastructure throughout the United States.  It is a guide to analyze risk and to create, implement, monitor and continually improve a plan of action to increase cybersecurity.

The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NCSF) contains best practices and standards from both the private sector and government. It is applicable to organizations in any industry to address and manage cybersecurity risks in a cost-effective way based on business needs without placing additional regulatory requirements on businesses.

NIST CSF FOUNDATION COURSE

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Foundation Certification Course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations that implement an NCSF program can mitigate these risks. This program is focused on candidates who need a basic understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily jobs as executives, accountants, lawyers or information technology professionals.

This course is a great fit for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for the survival of the business. This includes IT, C level personnel, compliance, legal, auditing, human resources, etc.

  • One-day, high-level overview of threats and common risks.
  • Introduces the concepts of the NIST Framework and the Controls Factory Model.
  • Outlines how the NIST CSF can be used to plan, implement, monitor and improve protection of critical assets.

NIST CSF PRACTITIONER COURSE

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Practitioner Certification Course details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth the UMass Lowell NCSF Control Factory Methodology on how to design, build, test and manage an NCSF cybersecurity program. This program is focused on candidates who need a detailed understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily roles as cybersecurity engineers, testers or operations professionals.

This course is suited for individuals working with and overseeing the technology, including CIOs, IT Directors and Managers, IT Security personnel and IT staff.

  • Four-day deep dive into Foundation concepts.
  • Focuses on designing and implementing (or improving) a cybersecurity program based on the NIST CSF.

Provides a detailed analysis of the technical controls based on the Internet Security 20 Critical Security Controls

Apr 21st

VMware vSphere 6.5 Training

This powerful 5-day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vSphere™ including VMware ESX™ 6.5 and vCenter™. This course has been completely rewritten to reflect the most recent changes and improvements introduced in vSphere 6.5. The courseware and labs have been fully updated and now use Host Client and Web Client rather than legacy vSphere Client for both presentation material and lab procedures.

Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this class starts with the basics and rapidly progresses to advanced topics. With 40+% of class time is devoted to labs, students learn the skills they need to become effective vSphere administrators.

Labs start with installation and configuration of stand-alone ESXi servers and progress to shared storage, networking, and centralized management. The class continues to advanced topics including resource balancing, high availability, power management, back up and recovery, performance, vCenter redundancy, VM redundancy. Disaster recovery, rapid deployment and VM cold, hot and storage migration.

This class is unique in its approach; which is to identify and eliminate common IT pain points using vSphere. Students learn how to deliver business value; not just the technical or mechanical aspects of the software.

By the end of the class, attendees will have learned the skills and best practices of virtualization. Attendees will be able to design, implement, deploy, configure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot vSphere 6.5.

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