Fear not, Brian! :D
The course is only about half complete. We are recording new episodes and adding them as they get edited. It should be complete within the next couple of weeks (there is A LOT of material to cover and I want to be as thorough as possible). So keep an eye out for more episodes as they're added and thanks for your question.
Sorry that you're having a bit of trouble with your nmap scan. Let's see if we can't figure out the problem.
Let's start by verifying your IP information.
From your Command Prompt type ipconfig and press <enter>
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : <your IP address here>
If your IP address isn't 192.168.219.something then this could be why your scan isn't working. But not to worry.
Once you have your IP address information, try running...
C:\>nmap -sT <your IP address here>
This should return some results. Then you should also be able to scan live hosts on your network giving nmap a range of hosts (like 192.168.0.30-50), or just scan the whole network using CIDR notation (like 192.168.0.0/24).
I hope this helps you and let me know if it does. If it doesn't, let me know that too and we'll continue troubleshooting.
From what we've been give from CompTIA, you are spot-on as to where this exam sits between CASP and Sec+. It looks like the exam objectives are available so you can self-study those, but as far as "Official" study-guides or courses, those will be forthcoming as they take time to create and the exam is so new. We will be creating that content here in the near future, so be on the look out for that. Until then we have Pentesting content that will help supplement your self-study.
Other penetration testing certifications will almost certainly have overlap as well, so looking at their material could help as well.
Hope that helps,
@christopher-zaloba This is a tricky question to answer because there are so many variables to consider. Also there is a lot of "plausible deniability" that would come into play.
That being said, this is really the type of question that you would have to ask a lawyer to get actual, legal verification on.
Hi Walter, I think that this post might have the needed information you're looking for.
Let me know if that works for you.
Here is a couple of links that may help you out...
For Ubuntu/Debian based systems
I think with RedHat systems you just need to...
(From an internet connected computer)
yum -y update --downloadonly --skip-broken
That will grab all the patches and put them in /var/cache/yum/x86_64/distroname/reponame
Copy those to your usb drive
mount the usb drive to the laptop you want to update and issue...
yum -y localinstall *.rpm --skip-broken
I'm not the biggest RedHat guy, so I might be off on that, but try those suggestions and see if that works for you.
@Giovanni-Baldi a lot of what you're asking is going to depend on how you intend to use your machine.
The swap partition is technically not even necessary for many applications, especially when you have 32Gb of RAM. It is good to have one for hibernation purposes on laptops, but you don't "need" to make the swap size the same as your RAM size. That was a "best practice" when RAM was not as abundant as it is today.
As far as the other partitions go, I think you're on a good track.
Maybe this is what you're looking for...
Welcome to the ITProTV community, Juan! We are glad you're enjoying your experience with us. As usual, Ronnie gives you sound advice! I would just add that a Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for many government jobs along with certifications. Like Ronnie said, it would be a good idea to check and see if any potential employers offer tuition reimbursement because hey, who doesn't want a free education ;)
You don't NEED a degree to bust into IT, but it can and does open more doors in certain areas. As far as doing it at the same time goes, if you've got the time, skill, and motivation to do both together, then I say get it done. There is no reason to draw the process out any longer than necessary. You can then take advantage of the hiring boom that Ronnie mentioned and also have certs AND work experience when you finish your degree. This will put you at a great advantage to find a better job and continue your climb up the IT ladder.
A degree will also be beneficial for you later down the road. After you accumulate a healthy dose of on-the-job experience, you start becoming an attractive candidate for management positions and a degree in IT management could definitely set you apart from the crowd.