Nowadays it's hard to find an organisation that hasn't used virtualisation techniques somewhere in its IT infrastructure, and all IT auditors need to be able to identify and evaluate the additional security and management issues that come with virtualisation.
In this intensive 2-day course, you will learn about the various types of virtualisation, how they work and what benefits and risks they can bring to a business. Using demonstrations of the three most popular virtualisation products, VMware's VSphere, Microsoft's Hyper-V and Citrix XenApp Server, you will see how virtualised data centres are set up and managed and how access to them is controlled and monitored.
You will learn the right questions to ask when auditing a virtualised data centre, how to evaluate the answers, and how to use virtualisation management tools such as PowerShell to generate your own audit scripts to extract data from virtualisation servers. You will also receive an audit programme and some sample scripts to get you started.