Securing Windows Server 2016

Securing Windows Server 2016

Discover how you can enhance your network’s security.

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.

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)


  • 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
  • Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (M20740)
  • Networking with Windows Server 2016 (M20741)
  • Identity with Windows Server 2016 (M20742)

Related Certifications

  • 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
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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.

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