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Updates to NETLAB+ Content

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:50

We’d like to make you aware of several updates to our supported content offerings. The release notes pages linked below include instructions on updating the content on your NETLAB+ system (via the Course Manager in the NETLAB+ administrator interface).

Cisco Networking Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • Cisco CCNA1 Introduction to Networks v6
  • Cisco CCNA2 Routing and Switching Essentials v6
  • CCNA2 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials v7
  • Cisco CCNA3 Scaling Networks v6
  • Cisco CCNA3 Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation v7
  • Cisco CCNA4 Connecting Networks v6
  • Cisco CCNA Security v2.0
  • Cisco IT Essentials v7

General IT and Cybersecurity Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • NDG A+ v3
  • NDG Security+ v3

Palo Alto Networks Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Essentials v9
  • Palo Alto Networks Firewall Essentials v9.0
  • Palo Alto Networks Firewall Essentials v9.1

Red Hat Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124-RHEL8)
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134-RHEL8)
  • Red Hat System Administration III (RH294-RHEL8)

VMware IT Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • VMware vSphere ICM v6.7
  • VMware vSphere O&S v6.7

VMware vSphere O&S 7.0 Labs Now Available on NDG Online

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 09:27

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our course and lab offerings available on NDG Online:

VMware vSphere O&S 7.0 – New lab library available.

These labs provide the hands-on experience needed to gain advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

For enrollment, pricing, and course delivery options, please see the NDG Online VMware vSphere O&S 7.0 labs page. 

NDG Online offers a variety of courses in an engaging learning environment that learners access right through their web browser. Learn more about NDG Online courses and labs.

Introduction to BGP Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:43

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs. NDG is pleased to announce the following lab library has been added to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE. 

Introduction to BGP – New Labs Now Available

The Introduction to BGP labs allow learners to gain skills using and configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is an exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information on the internet.

The development of this lab series was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation Award 1829698 “CyberTraining CIP: Cyberinfrastructure Expertise on High-throughput Networks for Big Science Data Transfers” at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). 

Red Hat System Administration Labs (RHEL8.2) Available For NETLAB+

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 08:25

NDG is pleased to announce that the following Red Hat Academy System Administration labs have been added to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE. The lab content is accessed directly from the Red Hat Academy online portal. Instructions for accessing the labs are included within the NETLAB+ lab designs, please also refer to the release notes.

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124-RHEL8.2) provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command-line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. RH124 is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course provides students with Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks.

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134-RHEL8.2) is designed for students who have completed RH124; these labs go deeper into enterprise Linux administration, including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting.

Please note that participation in the Red Hat Academy program is required. For more information on these and other labs supported by NETLAB+, please see our list of NETLAB+ content.

 

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 10:48

Thank you for choosing NDG to assist you in supporting your educational programs. We are pleased to announce the following Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy labs are now available for NETLAB+ VE.

Cybersecurity Foundation v1

The Cybersecurity Foundation labs will introduce learners to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the concepts required to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against enterprise networks, as well as mission-critical infrastructure.

Network Security Fundamentals v1

These labs introduce learners to the fundamentals of network security, including concepts they must understand to recognize and potentially defend home networks and mission-critical infrastructure.

Cloud Security Fundamentals v1

The Cloud Security Fundamentals labs introduce learners to the fundamentals of cloud security, including concepts they must understand to recognize threats and potentially defend data centers, public/private clouds, enterprise networks, and small office/home office (SOHO) networks from cloud-based attacks.

Security Operations Fundamentals v1

These labs provide a high-level introduction to the general concepts of SOC (Security Operations Center) and SecOps (Security Operations Procedures). Concepts introduced include the Security Operations framework, people, processes, and technology aspects required to support the business, the visibility that is required to defend the business, and the interfaces needed with other organizations outside of the SOC.

See our interactive content list for details on these and other labs available for NETLAB+.

NDG Forensics v2 Labs Now Available on NDG Online

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 09:09

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our course and lab offerings available on NDG Online.

NDG Forensics v2 – This series of labs, developed by NDG, is designed to provide a hands-on experience conducting a variety of forensics practices. These skills can help prepare trainees for a variety of IT positions, including: Computer Forensic Analyst, Digital Forensic Examiner, Digital Forensics Incident Response and Security Administrator.

For enrollment, pricing, and course delivery options, please see the NDG Online Forensics v2 labs page. 

NDG Online offers a variety of courses in an engaging learning environment that learners access right through their web browser. Learn more about NDG Online courses and labs.

VMware vSphere O&S 7.0 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:07

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE.

VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale v7.0 – New lab library available 

These labs provide the hands-on experience needed to gain advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

NDG Forensics v2 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:17

Thank you for allowing NDG to assist you in supporting your educational programs. NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE.

NDG Forensics v2 – New Lab Library Available

These labs, developed by NDG, provide hands-on experience in conducting a variety of forensics practices. These skills can help prepare trainees for a variety of IT positions, including: Computer Forensic Analyst, Digital Forensic Examiner, Digital Forensics Incident Response, and Security Administrator.

Please see the NDG Forensics v2 labs page for details.

A+ v4 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 09:05

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE.

NDG A+ v4 – The A+ certification has been long recognized as the industry standard for anyone interested in establishing a career in IT. This series of labs prepares individuals to take on both technical support and IT operational roles. Learners will develop an understanding of a broad range of topics, including networking, operating systems, security, and mobile devices. 

The A+ v4 labs align to the CompTIA 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams. The goal of this lab library is to provide the NETLAB+ community with additional hands-on resources to complement the content you choose to teach A+ learners. This is an additional resource of lab exercises.

Please see the A+ v4 labs page for details.

NDG Online – Learn About Our Latest Offerings

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 16:46

As we approach the end of 2020, we’d like to give you the highlights of our latest lab offerings on NDG Online, developed by us and through collaboration with IT industry leaders. Flexible access options allow integration with your school’s LMS or access through the NDG Online Portal. Details on enrollment, pricing, and course delivery options are available at the links below.

NDG Ethical Hacking v2: This series of labs, developed by NDG, is designed to provide hands-on experience conducting a variety of ethical hacking practices through the use of open-source technology. These skills can help prepare trainees for a variety of IT positions, including: Cybersecurity Analyst, Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker-Security Engineer IT Security Specialist, Cybersecurity Engineer, and Information Security Engineer-Ethical Hacker. 

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v7.0: These labs provide hands-on training in the skills needed to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere using a variety of vSphere functions and features. Learners gain the practical skills needed to administer a vSphere infrastructure of any size. 

See our list of NDG Online labs and courses to learn more about our offerings (including some available at no cost), and how we can help you and your learners continue to strive for success. 

NETLAB+ Packet Tracer Pod Now Available

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:08

We are pleased to make you aware of a new addition to our supported topologies for NETLAB+ VE, the beta release of the Packet Tracer Pod.

The Packet Tracer Pod provides access to a Packet Tracer virtual machine so that your learners with a Google Chromebook or “diskless” workstation can use NETLAB+ to access Packet Tracer. Cisco Packet Tracer is an excellent tool for building the skill sets needed for programming and configuring Cisco routers, switches, and access points. Using NETLAB+, users can access and use Packet Tracer remotely, eliminating the need for learners to install Packet Tracer on their individual devices.

See information on installing the Packet Tracer Pod.

See the Packet Tracer page for documentation resources to guide you in setting up a course in Cisco Netacad, instructions on scheduling a lab session, and guidance on accessing Packet Tracer Workbench from a lab session.

This topology is available to all NETLAB+ customers with a current maintenance agreement who are participants in the Cisco Networking Academy.

VMware ICM 7.0 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+ VE

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:04

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+ VE.

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v7.0 – New lab library available

These labs provide hands-on training in the skills needed to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere using a variety of vSphere functions and features. Learners gain the practical skills needed to administer a vSphere infrastructure of any size.