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Course Overview

  • What are course description?

    Operating system and database security is the branch of information security which deals with the hardening of the server and database system for reducing the attack surface area and be less vulnerable for the hackers so that system doesn’t compromise itself against confidentiality, integrity, and availability factors. Within this certification, we will learn to secure our system against various threats like malware, unauthorized access to systems, remote hacker instructions, and many more. We will also cover the concepts of auditing a server security and to make them secure as well as covering all the crucial points.  

  • What skills will you gain?

    After completing CDI - CSHE course you will gain the knowledge to harden the basic to the advanced level. With the help of settings like local and group policies, ports settings, login settings, startup setting, and many more you will learn to harden the server to reduce the attack surface area. You will also gain the knowledge to audit the server in a sequential manner such that you dont miss a thing or setting while auditing. For the detailed analysis and hardening of a server, you will learn some advance methodologies and tactics.

  • What types of projects will be given to trainee during the Server Hardening training course?

    There are no projects to be completed in this course instead we have small assignments which are compulsory for every trainee to complete. These assignments consist of practice modules which will help you in nourishing your skills for both self-development and for your future corporate life. The practice module will conclude each topic which we have covered during the training sessions.

  • What will you learn?

    At CDI’s Certified Operating system and Database Security training you will learn to secure the system’s operating system and database against various threats like malware, unauthorized access to systems internal as well as external, remote hacker instructions, and many more. Securing every port by configuring their setting properly. We will also cover the concepts of auditing a server security and to make them secure as well as covering all the crucial points.

  • What are the basic knowledge requirements for this certification?

    There are no specific criteria for knowledge for the Certified Server Hardening expert training certification however if the candidate has basic knowledge of networking, its protocols, web browsing, and interface, and internet it will be beneficial for them.

Tools Covered

Network security Tools
Password Cracking Tools
Penetration testing Tools
Sniffing Tools
SQL Injection Tools
Web application security Tools


      • Introduction to server hardening
      • General Guidelines to Security Audit
      • Physical security of System
      • Security Policies and its Types
      • Group Policy object (GPO)
      • Advantages of Group Policy Object
      • Policy Results & Modeling
      • RSoP
      • Windows domain Setting
      • Patch management
      • Software Inventory
      • Network Hardening
      • Port Hardening
      • Internet Information Security (IIS) services
      • FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) Security
      • Active Directory and its Concepts
      • Auditing Accounts Login Events
      • Auditing Event Logs
      • Analysis of Attack Surface
      • Vulnerability, Threats & Countermeasures
      • Linux Server Security and Audit
      • Securing Root Login
      • Securing File System
      • Startup Services security
      • Ports security and hardening
      • Auditing and Securing Cron and AT jobs
      • Windows 2008 Server Security
      • Auditing Windows Server
      • Database Security
      • DB security Issues
      • Password Basis Security
      • Sun Solaris Security
      • Audit Methodologies
      • Data Pump Security
      • Audit Trail
      • Access Control List (ACLs)
      • My SQL Server Security
      • Secure Installation
      • SQL Security Parameters Security
      • Resources & References
      • Backup Security
      • Auditing Default passwords

    Exam & certification

    • If I fail the exam then after how much time can I re-attempt the CSHE exam?

      You can reattempt your exam in 2 weeks of the date of the last exam is conducted.

    • What is the reattempt exam fees of the CSHE exam?

      Reattempt fees can be RS. 5000/- only.

    • For how much time my certificate will be valid?

      Your certificate will be valid for 3 years after that you can renew your certificate by passing the certificate renewal exams.

    • What is the passing criteria of the CSHE exam?

      The passing marks criteria for the CSHE examination is 70%. This criteria is strictly followed by the CDI.

    • What would be the format of the question paper for CSHE examination?

      It will cover about 150-300 questions which would be MCQs and 3-6 subjective questions.

    • How many attempts I have to pass the CSHE exam?

      In total, you have 2 attempts for clearing the exam.

    • Is the Examination fees are included in the CSHE training fees?

      Yes, examination fees are included in the CSHE training and certification fees.

    Course advisor

    CDI Team

    Cyber Defence and intelligence ( CDI ) is an emerging Information security company with an aim to provide information security solutions to clients with wide array of platforms: Networks,web applications , servers and databases.


    • What is the fee structure of the certification?

      For fee structure details please visit our Headquarters in Mohali

    • How to become a Certified Server Hardening Expert?

      In order to become a Certified Server Hardening Expert, follow these steps: Register yourself for the Cyber defence Intelligence (CDI’s) - CSHE training. Complete the training program (online or offline) Practice your techniques on your system Be creative and innovative. Think outside the box for the solutions and new methods. Take the certification exam online or offline After successfully completing the training and passing the exam you will now be recognized as the Certified Server Hardening Expert.

    • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

      Yes, the CSHE exam fee is included in the course fee.

    • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

      The tools which are necessary to attend CSHE training at CDI are A laptop with 4GB ram or above Operating system usually use is Windows(Windows 7 or above recommended) or Mac OS (MAC os 10.6 or above recommended) Internet speed is preferred to be higher than 512kbps So online training you prefer headphone or earphone with the microphone built in it so that you can hear instructions and training session

    • I am not able to access the online course. Who can help me?

      You can contact us via calls or just drop a mail regarding the issue.

    • How can I learn more about this training program?

      Contact us using the contact number or just drop a mail regarding the question or information you require. Contact details, you can visit the contact us page on our website.

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