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Security Fundamentals - 40367 Course Outline

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Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. Vital fundamentals of security are included such as understanding security layers, authentication, authorization, and accounting. They will also become familair with security policies, network security and protecting the Server and Client.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Understanding Security Layers 1
Objective Domain Matrix 1
Key Terms 1
Introducing Security 2
Understanding Confidentiality 2
Understanding Integrity 3
Understanding Availability 3
Defining Threats and Risk Management 3
Understanding the Principle of Least
Privilege 5
Understanding Attack Surface 6
Understanding Social Engineering 7
Linking Cost with Security 8
Looking at Physical Security as the First
Line of Defense 8
Understanding Site Security 9
Understanding Computer Security 12
Skill Summary 15
Knowledge Assessment 16
Workplace Ready 18

Lesson 2: Authentication,Authorization, and Accounting 19
Objective Domain Matrix 19
Key Terms 19
Starting Security with Authentication 20
Authenticating with What You Know 21
Authenticating with What You Own or
Possess 22
Authenticating with What You Are 22
Introducing RADIUS and TACACS1 23
Using Run As 24
Introducing Directory Services with Active
Directory 25
Looking at Domain Controllers 25
Introducing NTLM 26
Introducing Kerberos 26
Using Organizational Units 27
Looking at Objects 28
Using Groups 31
Looking at Web Server Authentication 33
Comparing Rights and Permissions 34
Looking at NTFS 35
Using NTFS Permissions 35
Looking at Effective NTFS Permissions 36
Copying and Moving Files 39
Using Folder and File Owners 39
Sharing Drives and Folders 40
Looking at Special and Administrative
Shares 42
Introducing the Registry 42
Using Encryption to Protect Data 44
Examining Types of Encryption 45
Introducing Public Key Infrastructure 47
Encrypting Email 51
Encrypting Files with EFS 51
Encrypting Disks in Windows 54
Introducing IPSec 57
Encrypting with VPN Technology 58
Using Auditing to Complete the Security
Picture 60
Skill Summary 64
Knowledge Assessment 65
Workplace Ready 68

Lesson 3: Understanding Security Policies 69
Objective Domain Matrix 69
Key Terms 69
Using Password Policies to Enhance
Security 69
Using Password Complexity to Make a Stronger
Password 70
Using Account Lockout to Prevent Hacking 71
Looking at Password Length 71
Using Password History to Enforce Security 71
Setting the Time between Password Changes 72
Using Password Group Policies to Enforce
Security 77
Understanding Common Attack Methods 80
Skill Summary 82
Knowledge Assessment 83
Workplace Ready 86

Lesson 4: Understanding Network Security 87
Objective Domain Matrix 87
Key Terms 87
Using Dedicated Firewalls to Protect a
Network 88
Examining Hardware Firewalls and Their
Characteristics 92
Using Hardware Firewalls versus Software
Firewalls 95
Using Stateful versus Stateless Inspection 96
Controlling Access with Network Access
Protection (NAP) 97
Understanding the Purpose of NAP 97
Looking at How NAP Works 98
Examining the Requirements for NAP 100
Using Isolation to Protect the Network 101
Understanding Virtual LANs 101
Understanding Routing 102
Looking at Intrusion Detection and Intrusion
Prevention Systems 107
Looking at Honeypots 108
Looking at DMZs 109
Understanding Network Address Translation
(NAT) 111
Understanding Virtual Private Networks
(VPNs) 112
Understanding Internet Protocol Security
(IPsec) 113
Using Other VPN Protocols 114
Looking at Server and Domain Isolation 116
Protecting Data with Protocol Security 117
Understanding Tunneling 118
Using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 118
Looking at Protocol Spoofing 119
Utilizing Network Sniffing 120
Understanding Common NETWORK Attack
Methods 121
Securing Wireless Network 123
Using Service Set Identifier (SSID) 124
Understanding Keys 125
Utilizing MAC Filters 126
Considering Pros and Cons of Specific Security
Types 126
Skill Summary 127
Knowledge Assessment 128
Workplace Ready 132

Lesson 5: Protecting the Server and Client 133
Objective Domain Matrix 133
Key Terms 133
Protecting the Client Computer 134
Protecting Your Computer from Malware 134
Utilizing Windows Updates 138
Utilizing User Account Control 140
Using Windows Firewall 143
Using Offline Files 146
Locking Down a Client Computer 147
Protecting Your Email 147
Dealing with Spam 148
Relaying Email 149
Securing Internet Explorer 149
Looking at Cookies and Privacy Settings 149
Examining Content Zones 152
Phishing and Pharming 154
Protecting Your Server 155
Placing the Server 155
Hardening the Server 155
Using Secure Dynamic DNS 157
Skill Summary 157
Knowledge Assessment 158
Workplace Ready 161
Appendix A 163
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