This course teaches you how you can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that you 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.
Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals toolsIn 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.Lessons
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access 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.Lessons
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough AdministrationThis module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA). Lessons
Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forestsThis 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.Lessons
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threatsThis module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.Lessons
Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analyticsThis module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.Lessons
Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management SuiteThis 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.Lessons
Module 8: Securing your virtualization an infrastructureThis module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.Lessons
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructureThis 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.Lessons
Module 10: Protecting data with encryptionThis module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.Lessons
Module 11: Limiting access to file and foldersThis 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).Lessons
Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.Lessons
Module 13: Securing network trafficThis 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).Lessons
Module 14: Updating Windows ServerThis module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.Lessons
You should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have:
This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely.