I have been trying to learn ACL for year, and thanks to Rita's patient instructions and skilled teaching, ACL finally (finally!) makes sense to me! Very grateful for Rita's slow and steady approach to teaching and learning. I've taken other ACL classes that went at such a quick pace, and assumed studenst already knew the basics, that I go buried in the weeds just a few hours in; Rita's class started from the basics and built from there.
This course focuses more on the network defense and 'blue-teaming' aspect of cyber-security. It feels like an extension of the Security+ training and in many ways shares and expands upon its concepts; although, this was a more hands-on approach. The course includes about 10 lab exercises in the form of VMs on a virtual network and involved many different real world tools. On numerous occasions the questions and or answers to the practice tests were either worded strangely, formatted confusingly, or just downright wrong.