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Securing Windows Server 2016

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Securing Windows Server 2016 (20744)

Duration: 5 Days

MOC On-Demand Price: CDN$1,095 *Prices are subject to GST/HST

Delivery Option: Attend via MOC On-Demand

Students Will Learn

  • Securing Windows Server
  • Protecting credentials and implement privileged access workstations
  • Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
  • Managing privileged access
  • Migrating malware and threats
  • Analyzing activity with advanced auditing and log analytics
  • Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs)
  • Using the Security Compliance Toolkit (SCT) and containers to improve security
  • Planning and protect data
  • Optimizing and secure file services
  • Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryption
  • Securing network traffic by using DNSSEC and Message Analyzer.

Course Description

This is a Microsoft Official Course (MOC) and includes Microsoft courseware and hands-on labs. This 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.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

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Course Overview

Module 1: Attacks, Breach Detection and Sysinternals Tools

In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyze your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.

Lessons

  • Understanding attacks
  • Detecting breaches
  • Examining activity with the Sysinternals tool
Labs
  • Identifying attack types
  • Exploring the Sysinternals tools

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe breach detection
  • Describe how to detect a breach by using 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.

Lessons

  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Privileged-Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Local administrator-password solution
Labs
  • Configuring security options
  • Configuring restricted groups
  • Delegating privileges
  • Creating and managing group managed service accounts (MSAs)
  • Configuring the Credential Guard feature
  • Locating problematic accounts
  • Installing and configuring LAPs
  • Deploying and testing LAPs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand user rights
  • Describe computer and service accounts
  • Help protect credentials
  • Understand privileged-access workstations and jump servers
  • Understand how to use a local administrator-password solution

Module 3: Limiting Administrator Rights with Just Enough Administration

This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).

Lessons

  • Understanding JEA
  • Verifying and deploying JEA
Labs
  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand JEA
  • Verify and deploy JEA

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.

Lessons

  • ESAE forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Overview of JIT administration and PAM
Labs
  • Layered approach to security
  • Configuring trust relationships and shadow principals
  • Requesting privileged access
  • Managing PAM roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand ESAE forests
  • Understand MIM
  • Understand JIT administration and PAM

Module 5: Mitigating Malware and Threats

This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.

Lessons

  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
  • Deploying and using the EMET
Labs
  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Configuring AppLocker
  • Configuring Device Guard
  • Deploying and using EMET

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure and manage Windows Defender
  • Restrict software
  • Configure and use the Device Guard feature
  • Use and deploy the EMET

Module 6: Analyzing Activity with Advanced Auditing and Log Analytics

This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.

Lessons

  • Overview of auditing
  • Advanced auditing
  • Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Labs
  • Configuring auditing of file-system access
  • Auditing domain sign-ins
  • Managing advanced audit policy configuration
  • Windows PowerShell logging and auditing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understanding auditing
  • Understand advanced auditing
  • Audit and log Windows PowerShell

Module 7: Deploying and Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft 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 analyze the security of a Windows Server deployment.

Lessons

  • Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Labs
  • Preparing and deploying ATA
  • Preparing and deploying Microsoft Operations Management Suite

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and configure ATA
  • Deploy and configure Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Module 8: Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

Lessons

  • Guarded Fabric
  • Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
Labs
  • Deploying a guarded fabric with administrator-trusted attestation
  • Deploying a shielded VM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Guarded Fabric VMs
  • Understand shielded and encryption-supported VMs

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.

Lessons

  • Using SCM
  • Introduction to Nano Server
  • Understanding containers
Labs
  • Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying, managing, and securing Nano Server
  • Deploying, managing, and securing Windows container

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand SCM
  • Describe Nano Server
  • Understand containers

Module 10: Planning and Protecting Data

This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.

Lessons

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker
Labs
  • Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
  • Using BitLocker to protect data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement encryption
  • Plan and implement BitLocker

Module 11: Optimizing and Securing File Services

This module explains 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).

Lessons

  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
  • Dynamic Access Control
Labs
  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager quotas
  • Configuring file screening and storage reports
  • Preparing for implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand File Server Resource Manager
  • Implement classification management and file-management tasks
  • Understand Dynamic Access Control

Module 12: Securing Network Traffic with Firewalls and Encryption

This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.

Lessons

  • Understanding network-related security threats
  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall
Labs
  • Creating and testing inbound rules
  • Creating and testing outbound rules
  • Creating and testing connection security rules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

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

Module 13: Securing Network Traffic

This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyzer, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

Lessons

  • Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
  • Securing SMB traffic, and analyzing SMB traffic
Labs
  • Configuring and testing DNSSEC
  • Configuring DNS policies and RRL
  • Installing and using Message Analyzer
  • Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced DNS settings
  • Examine network traffic with Message Analyzer
  • Secure SMB traffic, and analyze SMB traffic

Module 14: Updating Windows Server

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.

Lessons

  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying updates by using WSUS
Labs
  • Implementing the WSUS server role
  • Configuring update settings
  • Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand WSUS
  • Deploy updates with WSUS

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