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Lab 1 - Kali Linux

In this lab you will access the Kali Linux virtual machine that I have setup for you. When you have access to your VM I ask that you run a simple UNIX command and take a snapshot. 

Using CIS Computers
The computers in the STEM center and in classrooms 828 and 829 are different from the other computers on campus. They are meant for students in CIS classes. Your regular username and password will not work. Use the following credentials on CIS computers:

Username: Student
Password: Cabri11o (a.k.a. funny Cabrillo)

It is not necessary that you complete the classwork on CIS computers. 

Using VCenter and VMWare
Most students will find it easiest to use the central servers to complete their lab assignments. Though you can do the assignments on your own computers you are responsible for setting up the proper VMs. In most cases that will be more trouble than it is worth. Access to VMWare happens via the web. You access the lab via this web page: 

Username and password Is an encoded version of your name where:
  • lll = first 3 letters of your last name (lowercase)
  • fff = first 3 letters of your first name (lowercase)
  • Ff = first 2 letters of your first name (first letter uppercase)
  • Ll = first 2 letters of your last name (first letter uppercase)
  • nnnn = last 4 digits of your student ID
username: cislab\lllfff194
password: FfLlnnnn

Michael Matera (student ID 1234-567890)
username: cislab\matmic194
password: MiMa7890

Your VMs
In class you will be assigned a VM to use. The VM will be created for you by me. When you are assigned your VM rename it to your FULL NAME if that has not been done alrady. Do not access other student's VMs. All activity on VMware is logged! Your VMs are new and require initialization. The username on your VM is:

Username: root
Password: Cabri11o

You must change your password. Pick a strong password, I might attempt to break it! You can change your password with the UNIX command:


Once you have changed your password take a screenshot of Kali linux. It should look like this:

Submit your photo onto Blackboard for credit.

In order to complete this lab you should have done the following:
  1. Logged into a CIS machine (in class or in MESA) at least once
  2. Connected to the vcenter server from school (if you will work from school)
  3. Connected to the vcenter server from home (if you will work from home)
  4. Claimed your VM and set your password
  • 20 points for a screenshot showing a changed password.