20744: Securing Windows Server 2016 Training in Salt Lake City

Enroll in or hire us to teach our 20744: Securing Windows Server 2016 class in Salt Lake City, Utah by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, 20744: Securing Windows Server 2016 may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
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Course Description

 
This five-day, instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they 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 only the tasks that they need to, when they need to. This course also details how you can 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. The course also explains how you can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how you can enhance your network's security.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2190 (US)

Prerequisites

Students should have at least two years of experience in the IT field and should have: Completed courses 740, 741, and 742, or the equivalent. A solid, practical understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS). A solid, practical understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles. A solid, practical understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization fundamentals. An understanding of Windows Server security principles.

Course Outline

 
Module 1: Attacks, breach detection, and Sysinternals tools
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
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.
Lessons
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).
 
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 4: Privileged access management and administrative forests
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).
Lessons
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.
 
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 6: Analyzing activity with advanced auditing and log analytics
This module provides an overview of auditing, and then goes into detail about how to configure advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell auditing and logging.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 7: Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 8: Secure Virtualization Infrastructure
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric VMs, including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 10: Planning and protecting data
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 11: Optimizing and securing file services
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).
Lessons
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.
 
Module 12: Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryption
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.
Lessons
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.
 
Module 13: Securing network traffic
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.
Lessons
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.

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