Securing Windows Server 2016 (M20744)


Securing Windows Server 2016 (M20744)

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. 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.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20744: and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 70-744: Securing Windows Server 2016.

Related Certification:

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking. 

Earning an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification qualifies you for such jobs as cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist, and information security analyst.

  • 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)

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.

Required Prerequisites:
Follow-on Course:

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (M20533)


1. Attacks, Breach Detection, and 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)
  • Configuring and Using Device Guard
  • Using and Deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

6. Analyzing Activity by Using Advanced Auditing and Log Analytics

  • Overview of Auditing
  • Understanding Advanced Auditing
  • Configuring Windows PowerShell Auditing and Logging

7. Deploying and Configuring Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) 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. Planning and Protecting Data

  • Planning and Implementing Encryption
  • Planning and Implementing BitLocker

11. Optimizing and Securing File Services

  • Introduction to FSRM
  • Implementing Classification Management and File-Management Tasks
  • Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)

12. Securing Network Traffic with Firewalls and Encryption

  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall

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


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

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