What are contained labs
and how do I complete them?

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We have two types of lab: theory and contained. Our theory labs tend to be focused on awareness and basic knowledge, while our contained labs are more practical. We’re all about putting your learning into practice, so all types of labs will require extra research.

Back to contained labs. Each lab is listed with a brief overview, plus information on what you’ll gain (including the number of points and the badge you’ll earn), what’s involved, the difficulty level and the approximate time it should take to complete. It will also tell you what type of lab it is – theory or contained. To spin up the lab, click on the blue ‘Start Lab’ button.

When you spin up a contained lab, you will be provided with an individual virtual machine running through the Immersive Labs platform in your browser.

Unlike the theory labs, questions and prompts will appear as you go and you will need to answer them to carry on.

As with all our labs, you will need to conduct some extra research. While we don’t give you the answers, we do signpost you to some useful (free) resources and websites which will help you. You can find these resources by clicking on ‘Info’ in the top-right corner.

At the end of contained labs, you’re given a ‘token’, which is a string of numbers and letters. You’ll need to copy and paste this token into the ‘Question’ section, which you can open via the blue button in the top-right corner (to learn more about copying and pasting between your browser and labs, check out this article).

If your answer is correct, you’ll be taken to this page, which tells you the badge you’ve unlocked and how many points you’ve earned. You can also go straight to your next lab.

And that’s it – an introduction to contained labs.

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