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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Windows Command Prompt (2/2)

windows command prompt Apr 16, 2018
 

Ay yo!

Last week we looked into how to open the Windows Command Prompt, how to launch it as an administrator and then we dove into some pretty neat tricks with PING and ARP.

If you missed that training session check it out here:

Understanding the Windows Command Prompt Basics

Today we're going to round out our series with:

  • ipconfig including ipconfig /all, ipconfig /displaydns and ipconfig /flushdns.
  • netstat including the awesome -naob flag.
  • tracert
  • BONUS! pathping

Alright, let's get into it.

Windows Command Prompt: ipconfig

Everyone knows what ipconfig is right? I think it was the first command I ever learned.

Let's open PowerShell and give it a whirl.

To open PowerShell in Windows 10 just hit the Windows Key and type:

powershell

The neat thing about Powershell is that all the normal Windows commands run just fine as well as the super leet Cmdlets which I'll share with you in a future lesson.

So let's type in ipconfig.  Type:

ipconfig

Look at the output:

We can see my IP...

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Security+ Training Online | Lab | Windows Command Prompt (1/2)

windows command prompt Apr 09, 2018
 

Yes!

Finally, at last we are were I wanted to arrive: the Windows Command Prompt.

In this article you're going to all the Windows Command Prompt tools you need to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam.

Here's the list:

  1. How to launch the Windows Command Prompt
  2. Understanding the Windows Command Based Help System
  3. How to use PING like a Pro
  4. How to use the ARP command (and why you should)
  5. How to use ipconfig in all it's awesomeness
  6. How to use netstat
  7. How to use tracert

Once you have all these under your belt I would strongly suggest that you play with these commands so you can really get comfortable with them.  Explore the help system and explore the universe of Windows Command Prompt commands.

Today we'll look at launching the Windows Command Prompt, understanding the Command Prompt help system and using PING and ARP.  Then next week we'll wrap up ipconfig, netstat and tracert.

Launching the Windows Command Prompt

There are two ways to open the Windows Command Prompt: the weak way...

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