This 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.
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.
Secure Windows Server
Secure application development and a server workload infrastructure
Manage security baselines
Configure and manage just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration
Manage data security
Configure Windows Firewall and a software-defined distributed firewall
Secure network traffic
Secure your virtualization infrastructure
Manage malware and threats
Configure advanced auditing
Manage software updates
Manage threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Completed courses 740, 741, and 742, or the equivalent
A solid, practical understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
A solid, practical understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles
A solid, practical understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization fundamentals
An understanding of Windows Server security principles
In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyze your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.
Examining activity with the Sysinternals tool
Identifying attack types
Exploring the Sysinternals tools
Describe breach detection
Describe how to detect a breach by using the Sysinternals tools
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.
Understanding user rights
Computer and service accounts
Privileged-Access Workstations and jump servers
Local administrator-password solution
Configuring security options
Configuring restricted groups
Creating and managing group managed service accounts (MSAs)
Configuring the Credential Guard feature
Locating problematic accounts
Installing and configuring LAPs
Deploying and testing LAPs
Understand user rights
Describe computer and service accounts
Help protect credentials
Understand privileged-access workstations and jump servers
Understand how to use a local administrator-password solution
This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).
Verifying and deploying JEA
Creating a role-capability file
Creating a session-configuration file
Creating a JEA endpoint
Connecting and testing a JEA endpoint
Deploying a JEA configuration to another computer
Verify and deploy 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.
Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
Overview of JIT administration and PAM
Layered approach to security
Configuring trust relationships and shadow principals
Requesting privileged access
Managing PAM roles
Understand ESAE forests
Understand JIT administration and PAM
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.
Configuring and managing Windows Defender
Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
Deploying and using the EMET
Configuring Windows Defender
Configuring Device Guard
Deploying and using EMET
Configure and manage Windows Defender
Configure and use the Device Guard feature
Use and deploy the EMET
This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.
Overview of auditing
Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Configuring auditing of file-system access
Auditing domain sign-ins
Managing advanced audit policy configuration
Windows PowerShell logging and auditing
Understand advanced auditing
Audit and log Windows PowerShell
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.
Deploying and configuring ATA
Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Preparing and deploying ATA
Preparing and deploying Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Deploy and configure ATA
Deploy and configure Microsoft Operations Management Suite
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
Deploying a guarded fabric with administrator-trusted attestation
Deploying a shielded VM
Understand Guarded Fabric VMs
Understand shielded and encryption-supported 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.
Introduction to Nano Server
Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
Deploying a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
Deploying, managing, and securing Nano Server
Deploying, managing, and securing Windows container
Describe Nano Server
This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.
Planning and implementing encryption
Planning and implementing BitLocker
Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
Using BitLocker to protect data
Plan and implement encryption
Plan and implement 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).
File Server Resource Manager
Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
Dynamic Access Control
Configuring File Server Resource Manager quotas
Configuring file screening and storage reports
Preparing for implementing Dynamic Access Control
Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control
Understand File Server Resource Manager
Implement classification management and file-management tasks
Understand Dynamic Access Control
This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.
Understanding network-related security threats
Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Creating and testing inbound rules
Creating and testing outbound rules
Creating and testing connection security rules
Understand network-related security threats
Understand Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Understand Datacenter Firewall
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).
Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
Configuring advanced DNS settings
Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
Securing SMB traffic, and analyzing SMB traffic
Configuring and testing DNSSEC
Configuring DNS policies and RRL
Installing and using Message Analyzer
Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares
Configure advanced DNS settings
Examine network traffic with Message Analyzer
Secure SMB traffic, and analyze SMB traffic
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.
Overview of WSUS
Deploying updates by using WSUS
Implementing the WSUS server role
Configuring update settings
Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
Deploy updates with WSUS