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This five-day, instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer. This course begins by emphasizing the importance of assuming that network breaches have occurred already, and then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights to ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.
This course also details how you can mitigate malware threats, identify security issues by using auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016, secure your virtualization platform, and use new deployment options, such as Nano server and containers to enhance security. The course also explains how you can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how you can enhance your network’s security.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.
Students who seek certification in the 70-744 Securing Windows server exam also will benefit from this course.
Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have:
In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.
Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA
This module explains the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.
Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.
Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.
Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.
Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers
This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.
Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker
This module explains how to optimize file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing DAC
This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.
Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyzer, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.
Lab : Implementing update management