Build Your Own Cyber Lab at Home

Learn new software and hacking techniques with your own lab
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (2,766 ratings)
73,089 students
Build Your Own Cyber Lab at Home
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (2,766 ratings)
73,089 students
Build a Cyber Lab
Learn a framework for learning new IT and Cyber skills

Requirements

  • A modern computer
  • Minimum of 2GB of RAM
  • Minimum of 50 GB free disk space
Description

Have you ever wanted to learn a new technology or software but been unable to because you don't have the required hardware to run it? Well you are in luck, in the "Build Your Own Cyber Lab at Home" course you will learn how to build a lab from the existing hardware you have. By taking this course you will learn a framework to learn new skills, technology and software for jobs in either the IT or Cyber Security fields.

The technology field changes so rapidly, it can be hard to keep up with the new software systems. The way that the best professionals stay on top of their field is by constantly practicing and learning and an IT lab is how you stay ahead!

This course is broken down in to 3 main modules:

  1. Plan Your Lab
  2. Build Your Lab
  3. Use Your Lab
Who this course is for:
  • IT Professionals
  • Cyber Security Professionals
Course content
4 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 35m total length
  • Course Promo
    01:07
  • Instructor Introduction
    01:53
  • Overview
    02:48
  • Why Have a Lab?
    03:31
  • Physical vs. Virtual
    04:12
  • Equipment Needs for Virtual Labs
    05:03
  • Equipment Needs for Physical Labs
    05:03
  • Your Lab Setup
    01:36
  • Introduction to Virtualization
    06:57
  • VMWare Fusion
    07:49
  • VMWare Workstation
    08:17
  • VMWare Player
    04:03
  • Virtual Box
    08:10
  • Physical Lab
    03:07
  • Cloud Lab
    15:42
  • VM Appliances
    05:56
  • Pre-Built Amazon AMIs
    05:34
  • Conclusion
    02:17
  • Thank You!
    01:36
  • Bonus Lecture: Course Discounts
    00:29

Instructor
IT Security Ninja - CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN
Kyle Slosek
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 3,080 Reviews
  • 77,186 Students
  • 3 Courses

Kyle Slosek is a security practitioner with several years of experience in enterprise Information Technology environments. Kyle works for a large IT company based in the D.C. Metro Area and has performed everything from certification and accreditation to penetration testing and forensics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, a Master of Science in Information Assurance, as well as several industry certifications.

Kyle's interest in computers started at a young age. When he was young, he was fascinated with the family computer and proceeded to build his own with used parts he found lying around or purchased on eBay (ironically, it was named Alexa...long before Amazon's). He was first interested in security after a home server he built was hacked. He was hosting his own website on a old desktop that was lying around when he realized that a hacker had defaced his site. This inspired him to pursue his career in security.