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MOC On-Demand: 20744-Securing Windows Server 2016 Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2016
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

- Exam 70-744 is scheduled to retire June 30, 2020 -

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 5-days of content, 90-days unlimited access, $995 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this MOC On-Demand class is $995. (Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.) Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, see SATV Payment note below.

MOC On-Demand Learner Profiles
MOC On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, MOC On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional 5-day class to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, MOC On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About MOC On-Demand
Our MOC On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Microsoft to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led version of this course. Those features are all part of the standard MOC On-Demand training. But don't settle for the standard MOC On-Demand class! Check out the "ONLC Extras" that you get when purchasing this course from us.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our MOC On-Demand Courses. These items are not available from other training companies.
Courseware After the Course. Get the digital courseware that is used in the live, instructor-led version of this class. While the MOC On-Demand access goes away after 90 days, you will have access to the "extra" digital courseware for an unlimited period of time.
24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your MOC On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs.

Optional Add-Ons
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Certification Pak, $150. Interested in obtaining certification? Get a Transcender practice exam and a Microsoft exam voucher at this reduced price.
ILT Listener, $250. Want to listen in and follow along with a live Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class? We offer this option for individuals on a limited budget who have time during the day to hear a live class in progress. ILT Listeners have access to their online support chat expert during the class but they do not have direct access to the live instructor.
ILT Participant, $ Varies. You've purchased MOC On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want a live class. Just pay difference between MOC On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone!

Paying with Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)
For Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, the cost of this class is 5 vouchers--this includes access to the self-study materials, the student workbook, 24/7 access to an online expert, and a corresponding exam voucher, if applicable, upon request.

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know MOC On-Demand is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
20744 Instructor-led


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.

Audience profile
This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.

Students who seek certification in the 70-744 Securing Windows server exam also will benefit from this course.

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.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Secure Windows Server.
• 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).

Course Outline

Module 1: Breach detection and using the Sysinternals tools
In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.
• Overview of breach detection
• Using the Sysinternals tools to detect breaches
Lab : Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
• Identifying attack types
• Using incident-response strategies
• Exploring the Sysinternals tools

Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access
This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.
• Understanding user rights
• Computer and service accounts
• Protecting credentials
• Understanding privileged-access workstations and jump servers
• Deploying a local administrator-password solution
Lab : User rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
• Configuring security options
• Configuring restricted groups
• Delegating privileges
• Creating and managing group managed service accounts (MSAs)
• Configuring the Credential Guard feature
• Locating problematic accounts
Lab : Configuring and deploying LAPs
• Installing local administrator password solution (LAPs)
• Configuring LAPs
• Deploying LAPs

Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration
This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).
• Understanding JEA
• Configuring and deploying JEA
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using JEA
• Creating a role-capability file
• Creating a session-configuration file
• Creating a JEA endpoint
• Connecting to a JEA endpoint
• Deploying JEA by using Desire State Configuration (DSC)

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.
• Understanding ESAE forests
• Overview of MIM
• Implementing JIT and Privileged Access Management by using MIM
Lab : Limiting administrator privileges by using Privileged Access Management
• Using a layered approach to security
• Exploring MIM
• Configuring a MIM web portal
• Configuring the Privileged Access feature
• Requesting privileged access

Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats
This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.
• Configuring and managing Windows Defender
• Using software restricting policies (SRPs) and AppLocker
• Configuring and using Device Guard
• Using and deploying the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Lab : Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
• Configuring Windows Defender
• Configuring AppLocker
• Configuring and deploying Device Guard
• Deploying and using EMET

Module 6: Analysing activity by using advanced auditing and log analytics
This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell transcripts.
• Overview of auditing
• Understanding advanced auditing
• Configuring Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Lab : Configuring encryption and advanced auditing
• Configuring auditing of file-system access
• Auditing domain logons
• Managing the configuration of advanced audit policies
• Windows PowerShell logging and auditing

Module 7: Analysing activity with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics feature and Operations Management Suite
This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.
• Overview of Advanced Threat Analytics
• Understanding OMS
Lab : Advanced Threat Analytics and Operations Management Suite
• Using ATA and OMS
• Preparing and deploying ATA
• Preparing and deploying OMS

Module 8: Securing your virtualization an infrastructure
This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.
• Overview of Guarded Fabric VMs
• Understanding shielded and encryption-supported VMs
Lab : Deploying and using Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
• Deploying Guarded Fabric VMs with administrator-trusted attestation
• Deploying a shielded VM

Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure
This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.
• Using Security Compliance Manager
• Introduction to Nano Server
• Understanding containers
Lab : Using Security Compliance Manager
• Configuring a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
• Deploying a security baseline for Windows Server 2016
Lab : Deploying and Configuring Nano Server and containers
• Deploying, managing, and securing Nano Server
• Deploying, managing, and securing Windows Server containers
• Deploying, managing, and securing Hyper-V containers

Module 10: Protecting data with encryption
This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.
• Planning and implementing encryption
• Planning and implementing BitLocker
Lab : Configuring EFS and BitLocker
• Encrypting and recovering access to encrypted files
• Using BitLocker to protect data

Module 11: Limiting access to file and folders
This module explains how to optimize file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).
• Introduction to FSRM
• Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
• Understanding Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
Lab : Configuring quotas and file screening
• Configuring FSRM quotas
• Configuring file screening
Lab : Implementing DAC
• Preparing DAC
• Implementing DAC

Module 12: Using firewalls to control network traffic flow
This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.
• Understanding Windows Firewall
• Software-defined distributed firewalls
Lab : Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
• Creating and testing inbound rules
• Creating and testing outbound rules

Module 13: Securing network traffic
This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyzer, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
• Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
• Configuring advanced DNS settings
• Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
• Securing SMB traffic, and analysing SMB traffic
Lab : Connection security rules and securing DNS
• Creating and testing connection security rules
• Configuring and testing DNSSEC
Lab : Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
• Using Microsoft Message Analyzer
• Configuring and verifying SMB encryption on SMB shares

Module 14: Updating Windows Server
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.
• Overview of WSUS
• Deploying updates by using WSUS
Lab : Implementing update management
• Implementing the WSUS server role
• Configuring update settings
• Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
• Deploying Windows Defender definition updates by using WSUS
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