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Securing Windows Server 2016 (M20744)

Discover how you can enhance your network’s security.

GK# 4759

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that you 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 the precise tasks they need at any time.

Additionally, you will learn how to 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. You will also learn how to help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control.

What You'll Learn

  • 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)



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Virtual Classroom Live Outline

1. Breach Detection and Using the Sysinternals Tools

  • Overview of breach detection
  • Using the Sysinternals tools to detect breaches

2. Protecting Credentials and Privileged Access

  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Understanding privileged-access workstations and jump servers
  • Deploying a local administrator-password solution

3. Limiting Administrator Rights with Just Enough Administration (JEA)

  • Understanding JEA
  • Configuring and deploying JEA

4. Privileged Access Management and Administrative Forest

  • Understanding Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)
  • Implementing JIT and Privileged Access Management by using MIM

5. Mitigating Malware and Threats

  • 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

6. Analyzing Activity by Using Advanced Auditing and Log Analytics

  • Overview of auditing
  • Understanding advanced auditing
  • Configuring Windows PowerShell auditing and logging

7. Analyzing Activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Feature and Operations Management Suite (OMS)

  • Overview of Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Understanding OMS

8. Securing Your Virtualization and Infrastructure

  • Overview of Guarded Fabric VMs
  • Understanding shielded and encryption-supported VMs

9. Securing Application Development and Server-Workload Infrastructure

  • Using Security Compliance Manager
  • Introduction to Nano Server
  • Understanding containers

10. Protecting Data with Encryption

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker

11. Limiting Access to File and Folders

  • Introduction to FSRM
  • Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
  • Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

12. Using Firewalls to Control Network Traffic Flow

  • Understanding Windows Firewall
  • Software-defined distributed firewalls

13. Securing Network Traffic

  • Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
  • Securing Server Message Block (SMB) traffic, and analyzing SMB traffic

14. Updating Windows Server

  • Overview of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Deploying updates by using WSUS



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Virtual Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Basic Breach Detection and Incident Response Strategies
Lab 2: User Rights, Security Options, and Group-Managed Service Accounts
Lab 3: Configuring and Deploying LAPs
Lab 4: Limiting Administrator Privileges by Using JEA
Lab 5: Limiting Administrator Privileges by Using Privileged Access Management
Lab 6: Securing Applications by Using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET:
Lab 7: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
Lab 8: Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
Lab 9: Deploying and Using Guarded Fabric with Administrator-Trusted Attestation and Shielded VMs
Lab 10: Using Security Compliance Manager
Lab 11: Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and Containers
Lab 12: Configuring EFS and BitLocker
Lab 13: Configuring Quotas and File Screening
Lab 14: Implementing DAC
Lab 15: Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab 16: Connection Security Rules and Securing DNS
Lab 17: Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB Encryption
Lab 18: Implementing Update Management




At least two years of experience in the IT field as well as:

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

Who Should Attend


IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely and work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.

Follow-On Courses

Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 5 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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