20744C: Securing Windows Server 2016

Learn to implement enterprise storage and compute solutions with Windows Server 2016.

Course code: 20740C

Exam Code: 70-740

Duration: 40 Hours

This 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 help ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.

This course explains how you can use auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016 to identify security issues. You will also learn how to mitigate malware threats, secure your virtualization platform, and use 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 OBJECTIVE
  • Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
  • Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
  • Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
  • Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
  • Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
  • Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
  • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
  • Create and manage deployment images.
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.
TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Outline
  • Understanding attacks
  • Detecting security breaches
  • Examining activity with the Sysinternals tools
  • Understanding user rights
  • Computer and service accounts
  • Protecting credentials
  • Privileged Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Local administrator password solution
  • ESAE forests
  • Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Overview of JIT administration and PAM
  • Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Restricting software
  • Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
  • Overview of auditing
  • Advanced auditing
  • Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
  • Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
  • Deploying and configuring Azure Security Center
  • Guarded fabric
  • Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
  • Planning and implementing encryption
  • Planning and implementing BitLocker
  • Protecting data by using Azure Information Protection
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Implementing classification and file management tasks
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Understanding network-related security threats
  • Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Configuring IPsec
  • Datacenter Firewall
  • Configuring advanced DNS settings
  • Examining network traffic with Message Analyzer
  • Securing and analyzing SMB traffic
COURSE 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.

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