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Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications

Learn the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Microsoft Windows operating system.

GK# 3428

Course Overview

This course focuses on new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Particular emphasis is placed on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 on the desktop, and Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions. The course highlights how to use tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. The course also covers more information on Microsoft Windows OS hardening, application security, and incident management.

In addition to premium instructional content from Jones & Bartlett Learning's comprehensive Information Systems Security and Assurance (ISSA) curriculum, this course provides access to a customized "virtual sandbox" learning environment that aggregates an unparalleled spectrum of cybersecurity applications. Providing instant, unscheduled access to labs from the convenience of a web-browser, this course allows you to practice "white hat" hacking on a real IT infrastructure—these are not simulations. Winner of the "Security Training and Educational Programs" top prize at the prestigious 2013 Global Excellence Awards by Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, these labs provide valuable exposure to complex, real world challenges and over 200 hours of training exercises on how hackers and perpetrators use these applications and tools.


This course covers content within the following industry certification exams:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - five content domains covered
  • Security + - four content domains covered
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - six content domains covered
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - seven content domains covered
  • 8570.01 - four content domains covered

Delivery Format Options

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $4095 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

Request a date or location for this course.

What You'll Learn

  • Security features of the Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Implement secure access controls when setting up Microsoft Windows in a given organization
  • Set up encryption in a given organization to secure Windows environment
  • Install controls to protect a given Windows system from malware
  • Apply group policy controls and profile and audit tools to keep Windows systems secure
  • Perform backup and restore operations on a given Windows system
  • Design techniques to protect given Windows networks and systems from security vulnerabilities
  • Design techniques to protect given Windows application software from security vulnerabilities
  • Best practices for handling a given Microsoft Windows system and application incident
  • Best practices while managing changes to Windows and its applications

Follow-On Courses

Who Needs To Attend

  • Information security analysts
  • Payroll specialists
  • IT infrastructure security specialists
  • People who decide which information technology and cybersecurity products to acquire for their organization

Course Outline

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