Change Guardian Essentials
Course 8728

This course covers the essentials of Change Guardian. Change Guardian monitors critical files, systems, and applications in real-time to detect unauthorized privileged-user activity, helping you significantly reduce organizational risk to critical assets. Change Guardian also helps you achieve compliance with regulatory and privacy standards, such as:

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • International Organization for Standardization’s latest standards (ISO/IEC 27001)

The following will be covered in this course:

  • Change Guardian Server
  • Change Guardian Windows
  • Change Guardian Active Directory
  • Change Guardian Group Policy
  • Change Guardian UNIX

Course Information

Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom, Self-Study Kit

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Level: Beginner

Key Objectives

The key objectives of the course is to:

  • Discuss the basic of the Change Guardian Server
  • Identify the Change Guardian Server components
  • Install the Change Guardian Server to a Linux Computer
  • Describe and install the Change Guardian Policy Editor
  • Describe the Change Guardian Operator Console
  • Discuss the Change Guardian UNIX Platform
  • Monitor/Resolve Alerts for Change Guardian for Active Directory
  • Create, enable, and submit policies
  • Understand Policy Sets
  • Create and resolve alerts
  • Understand Event Information
  • Create Reports

Audience Summary

The course is designed for Change Guardian and IT administrators and support personnel familiar with Windows, Domain Controllers, and Networking.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Change Guardian Overview
  • Change Guardian Deployment Architecture

Planning to Install the Change Guardian Server

  • Change Guardian Server
  • What is New in Previous Versions
  • What is New in Change Guardian

Installing the Change Guardian Server

  • Installing the Change Guardian Server
  • Installing the Change Guardian Server to a Linux Computer
  • FIPS Enablement
  • Change Guardian Server Deployment
  • Implementation Checklist for the Change Guardian Server Appliance
  • Configuring Change Guardian Server

Installing the Change Guardian Policy Editor

  • Change Guardian Windows Platforms
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Change Guardian Policy Editor
  • Using the Change Guardian Module Manager
  • Change Guardian Operator Console
  • Modules

UNIX Agents

  • Change Guardian UNIX System Requirements

Change Guardian for Active Directory

  • Active Directory Overview 1
  • Features
  • Monitoring/Resolving Agents
  • LDAP Settings (Resource Expansion)
  • Active Directory Account Information
  • Alert Integration
  • Lab/Demo Alert Integration
  • Agent Management

Setting Up Your Environment for Monitoring

  • Policy Editor
  • Using Policy Templates
  • Understanding Resource Expansion
  • Understanding and Managing Asset Groups
  • Filtering Computers and Asset Groups
  • Asset Groups
  • Assigning Policies and Policy Sets
  • Using Change Guardian Administrative Reports
  • Monitor Windows Local Users and Groups
  • Lab/Demo: Monitoring Windows Local Users and Groups
  • AD User Login and Logoff
  • DNS Monitoring
  • Lab/Demo DNS Monitoring

Viewing Change Guardian Events

  • Overview
  • Supported Web Browsers and Settings
  • Understanding Event Information
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Miscellaneous (But Important!)

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites are an understanding of Windows, Networking, and Active Directory.