4 credit/unit hours – Four hours of lecture weekly; one term

This course validates the skills and knowledge necessary for securing Windows Server 2016 systems. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized Information Technology and security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Microsoft certification exam (70-744).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Implement server hardening solutions;
  • Secure network and virtualization environments;
  • Manage privileged identities;
  • Implement threat detection solutions;
  • Implement Workload-Specific Security; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior and good work habits

Main Topics

1.0 Configure disk and file encryption
2.0 Implement malware protection
3.0 Protect credentials
4.0 Create security baselines
5.0 Implement a Guarded Fabric solution
6.0 Implement Shielded and encryption-supported VMs
7.0 Configure Windows Firewall
8.0 Implement a Software Defined Datacenter Firewall
9.0 Secure network traffic
10.0 Implement Just-In-Time (JIT) Administration
11.0 Implement Just-Enough-Administration (JEA)
12.0 Implement Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs) and User Rights Assignments
13.0 Implement Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
14.0 Configure advanced audit policies
15.0 Install and configure Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA)
16.0 Determine threat detection solutions using Operations Management Suite (OMS)
17.0 Secure application development and server workload infrastructure
18.0 Implement a secure file services infrastructure and Dynamic Access Control (DAC)