What you’ll learn
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Secure Windows Server
Protect credentials and implement privileged access workstations
Limit administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
Manage privileged access
Mitigate malware and threats
Analyze activity with advanced auditing and log analytics
Deploy and configure Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs)
Use the Security Compliance Toolkit (SCT) and containers to improve security
Plan and protect data
Optimize and secure file services
Secure network traffic with firewalls and encryption
Secure network traffic by using DNSSEC and Message Analyzer
Microsoft at DDLS
DDLS is your best choice for training and certification in any of Microsoft’s leading technologies and services. We’ve been delivering effective training across all Microsoft products for over 30 years, and are proud to be Australia’s First and largest Microsoft Gold Learning Solutions Partner. All DDLS Microsoft courses follow Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and are led by Microsoft Certified Trainers. Join more than 5,000 students who attend our quality Microsoft courses every year.
Stay ahead of the technology curve
Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people
Quality instructors and content
Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.
Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.
Ahead of the technology curve
No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.
Who is the course for?
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.
We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.
Module 1: Attacks, breach detection, and Sysinternals toolsThis module frames the course so that students are thinking about security in environments where the infrastructure’s basis is predominantly Microsoft products. The module begins with teaching students about the “assume breach” philosophy and getting them to understand the different types of attacks that can occur, including attack timelines and vectors. Additionally, it gets students thinking about key resources, how they respond when they detect an incident, and how an organization’s direct needs and legislative requirements dictate its security policy.
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged accessThis module covers user accounts and rights, computer and service accounts, credentials, Privileged Access Workstations, and the Local Administrator Password Solution. In this module, students will learn about configuring user rights and security options, protecting credentials by using Credential Guard, implementing Privileged Access Workstations, and managing and deploying Local Administrator Password Solution to manage local administrator account passwords.
Understanding user rights
Computer and service accounts
Privileged-Access Workstations and jump servers
Local administrator-password solution
Lab : Implementing user rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Configuring user right and account-security options
Creating and managing group managed service accounts
Locating problematic accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough AdministrationThis module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA), which is an administrative technology that allows students to apply role-based access control (RBAC) principles through Windows PowerShell remote sessions.
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges with 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
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 (PAM).
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges with PAM
Layered approach to security
Configuring trust relationships and shadow principals
Requesting privileged access
Managing PAM roles
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threatsThis module explains how to use tools such as Windows Defender, Windows AppLocker, Microsoft Device Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Windows Defender Exploit Guard.
Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
Module 6: Analyzing activity with advanced auditing and log analyticsThis module provides an overview of auditing, and then goes into detail about how to configure advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell auditing and logging.
Lab : Configuring advanced auditing
Configuring auditing of file-system access
Auditing domain sign-ins
Managing advanced audit policy configuration
Windows PowerShell logging and auditing
Module 7: Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management SuiteThis module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS). It also explains how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment. You will also learn about Microsoft Azure Security Center, which allows you to manage and monitor the security configuration of workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.
Deploying and configuring ATA
Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
Lab : Deploying ATA and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Preparing and deploying ATA
Preparing and deploying Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
Module 8: Secure Virtualization InfrastructureThis module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Lab : Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructureThis module describes the SCT, which is a free, downloadable set of tools that you can use to create and apply security settings. You will also learn about improving platform security by reducing the size and scope of application and compute resources by containerizing workloads.
Lab : Using SCT
Lab : Deploying and Configuring containers
Module 10: Planning and protecting dataThis module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest. You will also learn about extending protection into the cloud by using Azure Information Protection.
Planning and implementing encryption
Planning and implementing BitLocker
Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection
Lab : Protecting data by using encryption and BitLocker
Module 11: Optimizing and securing file servicesThis module explains how to optimize file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
Lab : Quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Preparing for implementing Dynamic Access Control
Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control
Module 12: Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryptionThis module explains how you can use Windows Firewall as an important part of an organization’s protection strategy. It explains the use of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to encrypt network traffic and to establish security zones on your network. You will also learn about the Datacenter Firewall feature that you can use to help protect your on-premises virtual environments.
Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Creating and testing inbound rules
Creating and testing outbound rules
Creating and testing connection security rules
Module 13: Securing network trafficThis module explores some of the Windows Server 2016 technologies that you can use to help mitigate network-security threats. It explains how you can configure DNSSEC to help protect network traffic, and use Microsoft Message Analyzer to monitor network traffic. The module also describes how to secure Server Message Block (SMB) traffic.
Configuring advanced DNS settings
Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
Securing SMB traffic, and analysing SMB traffic
Lab : Securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have:
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
Terms & Conditions