Security - Securing Windows Server
Target Audience
This WorkshopPLUS is targeted
at the following IT professionals
who deploy, design, and
implement Windows Server
• IT Administrators
• Windows Infrastructure
• Server administrators
• IT Security staff and
Key Features and Benefits
• On-Demand hands-on
labs and demos
The 4-day WorkshopPLUS – Security - Securing Windows Server course provides students
with the skills required to ensure that host servers are secure and protected from
unwanted access or intrusion. This workshop covers security threats, threat modelling
countermeasures, and Windows Server 2016 strategies, tools, and best practices for
comprehensively securing servers from the file system, applications, and server
communications across a network. The workshop also focuses on the use of the securityrich features of Windows Server 2016 to help detect and defend against security threats
that target your most valuable organizational assets.
The workshop contains Level 200+ content that covers people and process as well
technical security topics. So, while it covers technical concepts it is a balance between
process and technology that results in Defense in Depth. In this workshop, we outline
common security risks to each layer of Security in the Defense in Depth Model, and
discuss mitigations for those risks.
Please review the target-audience information and contact your Microsoft Services
representative to ensure that this workshop is appropriate to the student’s experience and
technical expertise.
Technical Highlights
After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Understand typical security threats and the most effective Windows Server
countermeasures against them.
• Protect a server against unauthorized access during and after the login and
authentication processes.
• Secure a host against risks from unnecessary software and from non-secure
• Properly secure applications using appropriate Windows Server 2016 tools
and techniques
The students must possess
knowledge of the following:
• Security threats and
• Patch management
• Group policy
• Windows Firewall
• Network security
Hardware Requirements
• Students should attend
the course with their
own laptops in order to
consume the Learningon-Demand labs.
This WorkshopPLUS suggested duration four full days. Students
should anticipate consistent start and end times for each day. Early
departure on any day is not recommended.
Module 1: Security Threat Landscape. This module provides an
overview of impact of security, general vulnerabilities, threats and
layered security protection, protecting the virtualization fabric. It
covers Pass-the-Hash attack mitigation techniques.
Module 2: Introduction to Threat Modelling. This module
presents topics covering SDL and threat modelling essentials.
Module 3: Hardening Servers. This module details tools that help
you define security baselines, tooling that have Microsoft
recommended practices, and enforcing security settings across a
large number of systems.
Module 4: Mitigating Credential Theft. This module provides
foundations for understanding Credential Theft, and introduces
concepts like Tier Modelling and Containment models, as well as
using IPSec to secure traffic and identities.
Module 5: Mitigating Credential Theft – modern approach.
Here we take the discussion a little bit further, and cover core
topics such as Just Enough Administration and Just In Time
administration. We complete the with Credential Guard.
Module 6: Securing Systems – modern approach: This module
focuses on new concepts in securing Windows servers including
Device Guard, Code Integrity Policies and Guarded Fabric.
Module 7: Security Architecture. In IT today, securing only the
endpoints won’t resolve all challenges. Building and
understanding architecture plays a key role. These lessons are
covering secure administrative workstations, and secure
administrative environments.
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