Securing Windows Server 2016 (M20744)

In this course, you will learn how to 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 the precise tasks they need at any time, when they need to.

You will learn how to 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.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20744, and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016.

This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.

I took Securing Windows Server 2016 to prepare for earning my MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification—which I’ve now successfully achieved! Since taking the course I’ve found opportunities to suggest simpler solutions to increase my team’s productivity. I know I’m making a measureable difference because my peers and boss have commented on my increased contributions and it’s opened new doors for me. I’m currently cross training with another department to assist with upcoming projects.

This is the second course I’ve taken with you guys that helped me achieve a major certification. I can’t thank you guys enough for the exceptional staff and resources.”

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Server Management Team

    Nov 16 2020

    November 16 - 20, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

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    Nov 30 2020

    November 30 - December 4, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

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    Dec 14 2020

    December 14 - 18, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

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    Jan 25 2021

    January 25 - 29, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

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1. Attacks, Breach Detection, and Sysinternals Tools

  • Understanding attacks
  • Detecting security breaches
  • Examining activity with the Sysinternals tools

2. Protecting Credentials and Privileged Access

  • Understanding User Rights
  • Computer and Service Accounts
  • Protecting Credentials
  • Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Local administrator password solution

3. Limiting Administrator Rights with Just Enough Administration (JEA)

  • Understanding JEA
  • Verifying and Deploying JEA

4. Privileged Access Management and Administrative Forest

  • ESAE forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)
  • Overview of JIT administration and PAM

5. Mitigating Malware and Threats

  • Configuring and Managing Windows Defender
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring and Using Device Guard

6. Analyzing Activity with Advanced Auditing and Log Analytics

  • Overview of Auditing
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Windows PowerShell Auditing and Logging

7. Deploying and Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Operations Management Suite (OMS)

  • Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center

8. Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Guarded Fabric
  • Shielded and Encryption-Supported VMs

9. Securing Application Development and Server-Workload Infrastructure

  • Using Security Compliance Manager
  • Understanding Containers

10. Planning and Protecting Data

  • Planning and Implementing Encryption
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker
  • Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection

11. Optimizing and Securing File Services

  • Introduction to FSRM
  • Implementing Classification and File-Management Tasks
  • Access Control (DAC)

12. Securing Network Traffic with Firewalls and Encryption

  • Understand network-related security threats
  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall

13. Securing Network Traffic

  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Examining Network Traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
  • Securing Server Analyzing SMB Traffic
  • Secure Windows Server
  • Limit administrator rights with Just Enough Administration.
  • Manage privilege 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.

Lab 1: Basic Breach Detection and Incident Response Strategies
Lab 2: Implementing User Rights, Security Options, and Group-Managed Service Accounts
Lab 3: Configuring and Deploying LAPs
Lab 4: Limiting Administrator Privileges with JEA
Lab 5: Limiting Administrator Privileges with Privileged Access Management
Lab 6: Securing Applications by with Windows Defeder, AppLocker, , Device Guard Rules.
Lab 7: Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab 8: Deploying Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite and Azure Security Center
Lab 9: Guarded Fabric with Administrator-Trusted Attestation and Shielded VMs
Lab 10: Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab 11: Deploying and Configuring Containers
Lab 12: Protecting Data by Using Encryption and BitLocker
Lab 13: Quotas and File Screening
Lab 14: Implementing DAC
Lab 15: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab 16: Securing DNS
Lab 17: Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB Encryption

At least two years of experience in the IT field as well as:

  • 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

IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely and work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.

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