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Securing Microsoft systems  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Microsoft security training course description

A hands on training course focusing on security in the Microsoft environment. The course progresses from patch management onto the use of Microsoft security tools. Then server, desktop and network security are studied in the Microsoft environment.

What will you learn
  • Use Microsoft security tools.
  • Secure Microsoft servers.
  • Secure Microsoft desktops.
  • Secure Microsoft networks.
Microsoft security training course details

Microsoft security training course contents

  • Introduction
  • Security threats, Microsoft defaults, admin accounts, security patches, patch management, patch tools. Hands on: Studying Microsoft defaults, applying security patches.

  • Microsoft security tools
  • Microsoft updates, WSUS, Inventory tool, baseline security analyser, URLscan, EventCombMT, Cipher security tool, Port reporter, PortQry. Tools hackers use. Hands on: Using Microsoft security tools.

  • Server security
  • Checklists, core server security, AD, Member server security, Domain controller security, Specific roles.
    Hands on Hardening Microsoft servers, security templates.

  • Active Directory
  • Admin authority in AD, group policy, trust and authentication.

  • Desktop security
  • Checklists, core client security, anti virus software, anti spyware software, firewalls, securing clients with AD, securing clients with group policy, software restriction policies.
    Hands on Securing Microsoft desktops.

  • Network security
  • Checklist, IP security, VPNs, PKI, certificate authorities, RAS, RRAS, IAS.
    Hands on: VPN configuration, IAS configuration.

  • Monitoring
  • Auditing, authorisation and logons, tracking, system monitoring, detecting attacks.
    Hands on: Monitoring Microsoft systems.

  • Summary
  • Microsoft security response centre, security advisories.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.