Thursday 31 December 2015

Free Trainings - Linux, ITIL, CISSP etc.

I stumbled upon some very interesting resources on Internet on the holidays. The first offers a free training and certification from Linux Foundation:

About the course from Linux Foundation - it is very well organized and seems a strong fit for people who want to learn the basics in Linux, but not only. The material is mostly text which is pretty nice illustrated with examples and schemes the practical examples are also nice. You can test your knowledge even without the need of installing any Linux distribution. Videos are also informative and directly to the point. I can only recommend it.

The second resource is even more intriguing you can find here pretty much of everything from ITIL to CISSP. You get the training for FREE, Cybrary have a pretty nice point system which is called cybytes:

"Cybytes are a virtual currency exclusive to the Cybrary community. Cybytes are required for purchasing certificates of completion, course badges and site badges. You can buy Cybytes, or you can earn them, for free."

Which makes it even more interesting and community oriented. Also it is pretty nice to meet so many people with different experience on Cybrary. The guys at Cybrary have done a pretty nice job and obviously have put a great amount of work into this project.

URIX OS - or Linux as a Desktop

 We decided that it is time to move on from NetSecL OS and create something with a new identity since it is different from what NetSecL OS was. Still you can find v5 on our ftp server which includes penetration tools and GrSecurity. As you probably understood URIX OS is a general purpose OS and available now on: 

Installation instructions:

During the development we had a lot of positive experience with Linux as a desktop, many friends supported us with testing the OS on different hardware. 

Ever since the last version of NetSecL we started  moving towards USB flash drives. URIX is a USB based distribution. Clearly Linux has become more than just a server OS and it can provide a truly good experience for desktop users. Almost all vendors provide the needed firmware and also in some cases drivers that support the hardware you use. I wrote to and they allowed us to include their office in my work under their terms and conditions which was a very nice. The future planned works is to include other very well known software into the  distribution under what form - installer, free appstore we will leave this as surprise until it becomes reality.

Best Regards,