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Operating SystemsS.T.R.E.A.M/Technology Lab Courses - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Type of Participant Targeted
The Operating Systems course is a one-week course intended for examiners with IT examination responsibilities, but who may not have had university training in information technology. At least one year of field examination experience is preferred.
This course focuses on the security capabilities and limitations of computer operating systems (OS), including network OS, virtual machines, the Microsoft OS family (including Windows 2003 & 2008 servers, Vista, and Windows 7), the UNIX/Linux operating system family, and IBM's AS/OS/400. Hands-on exercises use virtualized or native environments. Class activities include reviewing security parameters and permissions on various platforms.
- Upon completion of this course, the participant, at a minimum, will be able to
- Describe the typical uses of different operating systems in the enterprise and how they interact with other components of an organization's core IT infrastructure
- Perform fundamental system administration and audit operations
- Reference U.S. supervisory agency examination work programs
- Perform user administration, access control, auditing, and reporting on various operating systems
Participants should be provided with opportunities that allow them to identify security capabilities and limitations associated with operating systems within a financial institution. They should review security measurements and recommend proper security controls to protect various OS assets.
|Topic/Activity||Approximate Class Hours|
|OS history and legacy OS||1.50|
|Network operating systems||1.50|
|Vista Windows 7||5.00|
|Windows security and controls (Wiudows server 2003)||4.00|
|Windows security and controls (Wiudows server 2008)||4.00|
Participants build up a solid understanding of various OS functions, features, and their associated security risks through lectures and hands-on exercises. Furthermore, participants evaluate the OS and its security measurement by reviewing, auditing, reporting, and recommending proper security controls.
Accomplishments By Module
|DOS, OS/2 and Thin Client||
|Windows Security and Controls||
|Vista and Windows 7||
|IBM OS 400||
|Network Operating Systems||
The optimum class size is approximately 20 participants. To provide sufficient variety of interaction among class participants, the minimum class is 10 participants.
Operating Systems courses include one or more instructor(s) from the FRS and may also include additional instructors from an external agency or consultant firm.