Course 20744

Securing Windows Server 2016

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 ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.

This course also details how you can 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. 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.

Who Should Attend

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.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Secure Windows Server.
  • Secure application development and a server workload infrastructure.
  • Manage security baselines.
  • Configure and manage just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration.
  • Manage data security.
  • Configure Windows Firewall and a software-defined distributed firewall.
  • Secure network traffic.
  • Secure your virtualization infrastructure.
  • Manage malware and threats.
  • Configure advanced auditing.
  • Manage software updates.
  • Manage threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS).

Course Outline

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.

Lessons

  • Overview of breach detection
  • Using the Sysinternals tools to detect breaches
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies

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
  • Understanding privileged-access workstations and jump servers
  • Deploying a local administrator-password solution
Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Lab : Configuring and 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

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

  • Understanding ESAE forests
  • Overview of MIM
  • Implementing JIT and Privileged Access Management by using MIM
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management

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
  • 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.

Module 6: Analyzing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics

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

Lessons

  • Overview of auditing
  • Understanding advanced auditing
  • Configuring Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing

Module 7: Analyzing 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 analyze the security of a Windows Server deployment..

Lessons

  • Overview of Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Understanding OMS
Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite

Module 8: Securing your virtualization an infrastructure

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

Lessons

  • Overview of Guarded Fabric VMs
  • Understanding shielded and encryption-supported VMs
Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded 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 Security Compliance Manager
  • Introduction to Nano Server
  • Understanding containers
Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and 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.

Lessons

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker
Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker

Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders

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

  • Introduction to FSRM
  • Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
  • Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening
Lab : Implementing DAC

Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow

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

Lessons

  • Understanding Windows Firewall
  • Software-defined distributed firewalls
Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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
Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption

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
Lab : Implementing update management

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Completed courses 20740,20741, and 20742, 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.
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Duration: 5 days
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