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Securing Windows Server 2016 Course

Securing Windows Server 2016 Training Course


Course Description:  The Securing Windows Server 2016 - 20744 course is a 5-day course teaches students how to enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer.

The course begins by emphasizing the importance of assuming that network breaches have occurred already, and then teaches students how to protect administrative credentials and rights to ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.

The course also details how students can mitigate malware threats, identify security issues by using auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016, secure a virtualization platform, and use new deployment options, such as Nano server and containers to enhance security. The course also explains how students can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how they can enhance their network's security.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Securing Windows Server.
  • Securing application development and a server workload infrastructure.
  • Managing security baselines.
  • Configuring and managing just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration.
  • Managing data security.
  • Configuring Windows Firewall and a software-defined distributed firewall.
  • Securing network traffic.
  • Securing your virtualization infrastructure.
  • Managing malware and threats.
  • Configuring advanced auditing.
  • Managing software updates.
  • Managing threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).

Target Student:This course is designed for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely.

Students should possess the following Experience working before attending the course:

  • Completed courses 740, 741, and 742, or the possess equivalent knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization fundamentals.
  • A solid understanding of Windows Server security principles.

Training Dates
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Securing Windows Server 2016
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 4/27/20 - 5/1/20
Course Fee : $2795


Securing Windows Server 2016
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 6/1/20 - 6/5/20
Course Fee : $2795


Securing Windows Server 2016
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 7/6/20 - 7/10/20
Course Fee : $2795


Securing Windows Server 2016
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 8/3/20 - 8/7/20
Course Fee : $2795


Securing Windows Server 2016
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 8/31/20 - 9/4/20
Course Fee : $2795


Course Syllabus

Section 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
In this section, 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.

Topics :
• Overview of breach detection
• Using the Sysinternals tools to detect breaches

Lab :
Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
• Identifying attack types
• Using incident-response strategies
• Exploring the Sysinternals tools

Section 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
This section discusses 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.

Topics :
• Understanding user rights
• Computer and service accounts
• Protecting credentials
• Understanding privileged-access workstations and jump servers
• Deploying a local administrator-password solution

Lab :
User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
• Configuring security options
• Configuring restricted groups
• Delegating privileges
• Creating and managing group managed service accounts (MSAs)
• Configuring the Credential Guard feature
• Locating problematic accounts

Lab :
Configuring and deploying LAPs
• Installing local administrator password solution (LAPs)
• Configuring LAPs
• Deploying LAPs

Section 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
This section discusses how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).

Topics :
• Understanding JEA
• Configuring and deploying JEA

Lab :
Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA
• Creating a role-capability file
• Creating a session-configuration file
• Creating a JEA endpoint
• Connecting to a JEA endpoint
• Deploying JEA by using Desire State Configuration (DSC)

Section 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests
This section discusses the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.

Topics :
• Understanding ESAE forests
• Overview of MIM
• Implementing JIT and Privileged Access Management by using MIM

Lab :
Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management
• Using a layered approach to security
• Exploring MIM
• Configuring a MIM web portal
• Configuring the Privileged Access feature
• Requesting privileged access

Section 5: Mitigating malware and threats
This section discusses how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.

Topics :
• Configuring and managing Windows Defender
• Using software restricting policies (SRPs) and AppLocker
• Configuring and using Device Guard
• Using and deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Lab :
Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
• Configuring Windows Defender
• Configuring AppLocker
• Configuring and deploying Device Guard
• Deploying and using EMET

Section 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
This section discusses how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.

Topics :
• Overview of auditing
• Understanding advanced auditing
• Configuring Windows PowerShell auditing and logging

Lab :
Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
• Configuring auditing of file-system access
• Auditing domain logons
• Managing the configuration of advanced audit policies
• Windows PowerShell logging and auditing

Section 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
This section discusses 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.

Topics :
• Overview of Advanced Threat Analytics
• Understanding OMS

Lab :
Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
• Using ATA and OMS
• Preparing and deploying ATA
• Preparing and deploying OMS

Section 8: Securing your virtualization an infrastructure
This section discusses how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

Topics :
• Overview of Guarded Fabric VMs
• Understanding shielded and encryption-supported VMs

Lab :
Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
• Deploying Guarded Fabric VMs with administrator-trusted attestation
• Deploying a shielded VM

Section 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
This section 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.

Topics :
• Using Security Compliance Manager
• Introduction to Nano Server
• Understanding containers

Lab :
Using Security Compliance Manager
• Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
• Deploying a security baseline for Windows Server 2016

Lab :
Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers
• Deploying, managing, and securing Nano Server
• Deploying, managing, and securing Windows Server containers
• Deploying, managing, and securing Hyper-V containers

Section 10: Protecting data with encryption
This section discusses how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.

Topics :
• Planning and implementing encryption
• Planning and implementing BitLocker

Lab :
Configuring EFS and BitLocker
• Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
• Using BitLocker to protect data

Section 11: Limiting access to file and folders
This section discusses 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).

Topics :
• Introduction to FSRM
• Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
• Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

Lab :
Configuring quotas and file screening
• Configuring FSRM quotas
• Configuring file screening

Lab :
Implementing DAC
• Preparing DAC
• Implementing DAC

Section 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
This section discusses the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.

Topics :
• Understanding Windows Firewall
• Software-defined distributed firewalls

Lab :
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
• Creating and testing inbound rules
• Creating and testing outbound rules

Section 13: Securing network traffic
This section discusses how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyzer, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Topics :
• Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
• Configuring advanced DNS settings
• Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
• Securing SMB traffic, and analysing SMB traffic

Lab :
Connection security rules and securing DNS
• Creating and testing connection security rules
• Configuring and testing DNSSEC

Lab :
Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
• Using Microsoft Message Analyzer
• Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

Section 14: Updating Windows Server
This section discusses how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.

Topics :
• Overview of WSUS
• Deploying updates by using WSUS

Lab :
Implementing update management
• Implementing the WSUS server role
• Configuring update settings
• Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
• Deploying Windows Defender definition updates by using WSUS

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