20744: Securing Windows Server 2016

20744: Securing Windows Server 2016

Audience

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

Prerequisites

Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have:

  • 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.

Duration

5 days.

Course Objectives

This five-day, instructor-led 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 help ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.

This course explains how you can use auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016 to identify security issues. You will also learn how to mitigate malware threats, secure your virtualization platform, and use 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.

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.

Course Content

Module 1: Attacks, breach detection, and Sysinternals tools
Understanding attacks
Detecting security breaches
Examining activity with the Sysinternals tools
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the types of attacks that can occur.
• Explain how to detect security breaches.
• Explain how to examine activity by using the Sysinternals suite of tools.

Module 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
Lab : Implementing user rights, security options, and group managed service accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure user rights.
• Implement computer and service accounts.
• Protect credentials.
• Describe how to configure Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers.
• Configure the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).

Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
Understanding JEA
Verifying and deploying JEA
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges with JEA
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Understand JEA.
• Verify and deploy JEA.

Module 4: Privileged access management and administrative forests
ESAE forests
Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
Overview of JIT administration and PAM
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges with PAM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe ESAE forests.
• Describe MIM.
• Understand JIT administration and PAM.

Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
Configuring and managing Windows Defender
Restricting software
Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
Lab : Securing applications with Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard Rules
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure and manage Windows Defender.
• Use software restriction policies and AppLocker.
• Configure and use the Device Guard feature.

Module 6: Analyzing activity with advanced auditing and log analytics
Overview of auditing
Advanced auditing
Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Lab : Configuring advanced auditing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe auditing.
• Understand advanced auditing.
• Configure Windows PowerShell auditing and logging.

Module 7: Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Deploying and configuring ATA
Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
Lab : Deploying ATA, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, and Azure Security Center
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Deploy and configure ATA.
• Deploy and configure Microsoft Operations Management Suite.
• Deploy and configure Azure Security Center.

Module 8: Secure Virtualization Infrastructure
Guarded fabric
Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
Lab : Guarded fabric with Admin-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure the guarded fabric.
• Describe shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
Using SCT
Understanding containers
Lab : Using SCT
Lab : Deploying and configuring containers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Install SCT, and create and deploy security baselines.
• Configure Windows and Hyper-V containers in Windows Server 2016.

Module 10: Planning and protecting data
Planning and implementing encryption
Planning and implementing BitLocker
Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection
Lab : Protecting data by using encryption and BitLocker
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Plan and implement encryption.
• Plan and implement BitLocker.
• Plan and implement Azure Information Protection.

Module 11: Optimizing and securing file services
File Server Resource Manager
Implementing classification and file management tasks
Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe File Server Resource Manager.
• Implement classification and file management tasks.
• Implement Dynamic Access Control.

Module 12: Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryption
Understanding network-related security threats
Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Configuring IPsec
Datacenter Firewall
Lab : Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe network-related security threats and how to mitigate them.
• Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
• Configure IPsec.
• Describe Datacenter Firewall.

Module 13: Securing network traffic
Configuring advanced DNS settings
Examining network traffic with Message Analyzer
Securing and analyzing SMB traffic
Lab : Securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Configure advanced DNS settings.
• Use the Message Analyzer.
• Secure SMB traffic.

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