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    CyberSecurity Courses

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    On this 4 day accelerated Securing Windows Server 2016 course, you will learn technologies and methods for hardening server environments and securing virtual machine infrastructures.

    This course starts by emphasising the importance of assuming network breaches have already occurred. It then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights through:

    You’ll use Official Course materials and practice tests. You’ll also use Insoft’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which will immerse you in topics like:

    • Mitigating malware threats
    • Identifying security issues through auditing and Windows Server features such as Advanced Threat Analysis
    • Securing your virtualisation platform
    • Using new deployment options such as Nano Server and containers to enhance security
    • Protecting access to files using encryption control
    • Enhancing your network security

    In preparing you for the exam, you’ll also cover the protection of Active Directory and identity infrastructure and threat detection solutions. In addition, the exam covers threat detection solutions, such as auditing, implementing Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), the understanding of Operations Management Suite (OMS) Solutions and workload-specific security.
    Your increased skills will allow you to return to work with a holistic and well-developed understanding of how to improve the security of your IT-infrastructure.

    You’ll be prepared for and sit your exam on-site. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

    This course is aimed at IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 and work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with access to the Internet and cloud services.

    At Insoft we know your time is valuable. That´s why we give you the opportunity to gain your Microsoft Securing Windows Server 2016 Training and certification in just 4 days. We provide the best conditions for you to learn.

    With us by your side, encouraging and guiding you along the way, you can enjoy 4 intense, focused days of quality learning in a distraction free environment. Your expert instructor will be working with Insoft’s unique accelerated learning methods, which include our exclusive lecture/lab/review methodology with real life cases putting you in the best possible position to learn and retain knowledge and pass your exam.

    Sitting your Microsoft Securing Windows Server 2016 Course with Insoft, means:

    • You´ll get more hours of training per day, allowing you to get trained and certified faster and more cost-effectively than with any other training provider.
    • You will be trained by one of the most expert instructors in the world.
    • You can focus purely on learning in our distraction free environment.
    • Dedicated onsite support and access to your classroom at all hours.
    • The price you pay is all-inclusive and covers all course materials, exam, accommodation, meals and transportation service.
    • The Certification Guarantee allows you to train again for free, if you do not pass first time. You only pay for any exams, labs and accommodation.


    We have designed our course material in the way that best prepares you to learn and pass your exams.

    Curriculum (Detailed list of the course content in anticipated running order)

    We have designed our course material in the way that best prepares you to learn and pass your exams.

    MOC 20744A: Securing Windows Server 2016

    Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
    In this module, 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.

    • 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

    Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
    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
    • 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

    Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
    This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).Lessons
    • 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)

    Module 4: Privileged Access Management and administrative forests
    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.
    • 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

    Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
    This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.

    • 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

    Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
    This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.

    • 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

    Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
    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.Lessons
    • 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

    Module 8: Securing your virtualisation an infrastructure
    This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

    • 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

    Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
    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.

    • 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

    Module 10: Protecting data with encryption
    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

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

    Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders
    This module explains how to optimise 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).

    • 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

    Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
    This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.

    • Understanding Windows Firewall
    • Software-defined distributed firewalls

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

    Module 13: Securing network traffic
    This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyser, 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 Analyser
    • 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 Analyser and SMB encryption
    • Using Microsoft Message Analyser
    • Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

    Module 14: Updating Windows Server
    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

    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


    A solid, practical understanding of:

    • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).
    • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.
    • Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization fundamentals.
    • Windows Server security principles.

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