20744: Securing Windows Server 2016 Training


Windows Server


Per Participant

Course Description

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20744: Securing Windows Server 2016 Training is aimed at professionals to teach them the leading methodologies to elevate the security level of the IT framework that they administer. This technical course educates them about the importance of assuming that network breaches have already occurred. It teaches how to protect administrative rights and credentials to make sure that administrators can execute only the tasks they need to. In this program, individuals will learn to assess activities by utilizing advanced log analytics and auditing. They will also learn to plan and secure data and mitigate threats and malware. This training course is suitable for IT Professionals who are responsible for administering Windows Server 2016 networks with full protection. It is also ideal for individuals who want to gain the 70-744 Securing Windows server certification.

This training is designed based on the objectives of the course variant 20744C.

Prerequisites for this training

Candidates must have:

  • At least two years’ experience
  • Passed 70-740, 70-741, and 70-742 exams
  • Have understanding of networking fundamentals including TCP/IP, UDP, and DNS
  • Understanding of AD DS principles
  • Understanding of Windows Server security principles

Who should attend this course?

This program by Microtek Learning is for IT experts who want to learn how to secure and administer networks in Windows Server 2016. These experts typically are associated with handling domain-based networks configured in Windows Server, with managed access to cloud and internet services.

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What you will learn

  • Securing Windows Server.
  • Protecting credentials and implementing privileged access workstations.
  • Using Just Enough Administration to limit administrator rights.
  • Managing privileged access.
  • Mitigating malware and threats.
  • Analyzing activity with analytics and advanced auditing.
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Advanced Threat Analytics.
  • Configuring Guarded Fabric VMs.
  • Improving security by Using Security Compliance Toolkit (SCT).
  • Planning and protecting data.
  • Optimizing and securing file services.
  • Using Firewalls and encryption to secure network traffic.
  • Using Message Analyzer and DNSSEC to secure network traffic.


This module frames the course so that students are thinking about security in environments where the infrastructure’s basis is predominantly Microsoft products. The module begins with teaching students about the “assume breach” philosophy and getting them to understand the different types of attacks that can occur, including attack timelines and vectors. Additionally, it gets students thinking about key resources, how they respond when they detect an incident, and how an organization’s direct needs and legislative requirements dictate its security policy.

  • Understanding attacks
  • Detecting security breaches
  • Examining activity with the Sysinternals tools
  • Lab: Basic breach detection and incident response strategies

  • Identifying attack types
  • Exploring Sysinternals tools
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the types of attacks that can occur.
  • Explain how to detect security breaches.
  • Explain how to examine activity by using the Sysinternals suite of tools.
  • This module covers user accounts and rights, computer and service accounts, credentials, Privileged Access Workstations, and the Local Administrator Password Solution. In this module, students will learn about configuring user rights and security options, protecting credentials by using Credential Guard, implementing Privileged Access Workstations, and managing and deploying Local Administrator Password Solution to manage local administrator account passwords.

  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Local administrator password solution
  • Lab: Implementing user rights, security options, and group managed service accounts

  • Configuring user rights and account-security options
  • Delegating privileges
  • Creating group Managed Service Accounts
  • Locating problematic accounts
  • Lab: Configuring and deploying LAPs

  • Installing and configuring LAPs
  • Deploying and testing LAPs
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure user rights.
  • Implement computer and service accounts.
  • Protect credentials.
  • Describe how to configure Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers.
  • Configure the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).
  • This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA), which is an administrative technology that allows students to apply role-based access control (RBAC) principles through Windows PowerShell remote sessions.

  • Understanding JEA
  • Verifying and deploying JEA
  • Lab: Limiting administrator privileges with JEA

  • Creating a role-capability file
  • Creating a session-configuration file
  • Creating a JEA endpoint
  • Connecting and testing a JEA endpoint
  • Deploying a JEA configuration to another computer
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand JEA.
  • Verify and deploy JEA.
  • 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 (PAM).

  • ESAE forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Overview of JIT administration and PAM
  • Lab: Limiting administrator privileges with PAM

  • Layered approach to security
  • Configuring trust relationships and shadow principals
  • Requesting privileged access
  • Managing PAM roles
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe ESAE forests.
  • Describe MIM.
  • Understand JIT administration and PAM.
  • This module explains how to use tools such as Windows Defender, Windows AppLocker, Microsoft Device Guard, Windows Defender Application Guard, and Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
  • Lab: Securing applications with Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard Rules

  • Configuring Windows Defender
  • Configuring AppLocker
  • Configuring Device Guard
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure and manage Windows Defender.
  • Use software restriction policies and AppLocker.
  • Configure and use the Device Guard feature.
  • This module provides an overview of auditing, and then goes into detail about how to configure advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell auditing and logging.

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

  • Configuring the auditing of file system access
  • Auditing domain sign-ins
  • Managing advanced audit policy configuration
  • Windows PowerShell logging and auditing
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe auditing.
  • Understand advanced auditing.
  • Configure Windows PowerShell auditing and logging.
  • This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS). It also explains how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment. You will also learn about Microsoft Azure Security Center, which allows you to manage and monitor the security configuration of workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
  • Lab: Deploying ATA, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, and Azure Security Center

  • Preparing and deploying ATA
  • Preparing and deploying Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Deploy and configure ATA.
  • Deploy and configure Microsoft Operations Management Suite.
  • Deploy and configure Azure Security Center.
  • This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric VMs, including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

  • Guarded fabric
  • Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
  • Lab: Guarded fabric with Admin-trusted attestation and shielded VMs

  • Deploying a guarded fabric with admin-trusted attestation
  • Deploying a shielded VM
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure the guarded fabric.
  • Describe shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
  • This module describes the SCT, which is a free, downloadable set of tools that you can use to create and apply security settings. You will also learn about improving platform security by reducing the size and scope of application and compute resources by containerizing workloads.

  • Using SCT
  • Understanding containers
  • Lab: Using SCT

  • Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying the security baseline for Windows Server 2016
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring containers

  • Deploying and managing a Windows container
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install SCT, and create and deploy security baselines.
  • Configure Windows and Hyper-V containers in Windows Server 2016.
  • This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest. You will also learn about extending protection into the cloud by using Azure Information Protection.

  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker
  • Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection
  • Lab: Protecting data by using encryption and BitLocker

  • Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
  • Using BitLocker to protect data
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement encryption.
  • Plan and implement BitLocker.
  • Plan and implement Azure Information Protection.
  • This module explains how to optimize file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Implementing classification and file management tasks
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Lab: Quotas and file screening

  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager quotas
  • Configuring file screening and storage reports
  • Lab: Implementing Dynamic Access Control

  • Preparing for implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Validating and remediating Dynamic Access Control
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe File Server Resource Manager.
  • Implement classification and file management tasks.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • This module explains how you can use Windows Firewall as an important part of an organization’s protection strategy. It explains the use of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to encrypt network traffic and to establish security zones on your network. You will also learn about the Datacenter Firewall feature that you can use to help protect your on-premises virtual environments.

  • Understanding network-related security threats
  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall
  • Lab: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  • Creating and testing inbound rules
  • Creating and testing outbound rules
  • Creating and testing connection security rules
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe network-related security threats and how to mitigate them.
  • Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Configure IPsec.
  • Describe Datacenter Firewall.
  • This module explores some of the Windows Server 2016 technologies that you can use to help mitigate network-security threats. It explains how you can configure DNSSEC to help protect network traffic, and use Microsoft Message Analyzer to monitor network traffic. The module also describes how to secure Server Message Block (SMB) traffic.

  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Message Analyzer
  • Securing and analyzing SMB traffic
  • Lab: Securing DNS

  • Configuring and testing DNSSEC
  • Configuring DNS policies and RRL
  • Lab: Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption

  • Installing and using the Message Analyzer
  • Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure advanced DNS settings.
  • Use the Message Analyzer.
  • Secure SMB traffic.
  • FAQs

    Some key lab exercises out of many other framed under 'Securing Windows Server 2016' exam course include:

  • Breach Detection and Incident Response Strategies
  • Implementing User Rights, Security Options, and Group-Managed Service Accounts
  • Configuring and Deploying LAPs
  • Limiting Administrator Privileges with JEA
  • Limiting Administrator Privileges with Privileged Access Management
  • Securing Applications by with Windows Defeder, AppLocker, Device Guard Rules.
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
  • Deploying Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite and Azure Security Center and many more
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure is the best related certification course with 'Securing Windows Server 2016 certification.

    The best way to get practical proficiency in 'Windows Server 2016 Security' is to attend the online instructor- led training provided by the accredited training partner for Microsoft.

    Under this training module, you will learn:

  • Using software restricting policies (SRPs) and AppLocker
  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Configuring and using Device Guard
  • Deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
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    • Certified Instructor-led training
    • Industry Best Trainers
    • Official Training Course Student Handbook
    • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
    • Collaboration with classmates (not available for a self-paced course)
    • Real-world knowledge activities and scenarios
    • Exam scheduling support*
    • Learn and earn program*
    • Practice Tests
    • Knowledge acquisition and exam-oriented
    • Interactive online course.
    • Support from an approved expert
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    • Skill Level: Intermediate
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