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Why do we need certificates on our Windows 10 host? This course covers the many different reasons for and types of certificates, helping you understand how and why you need them.

3 videos  //  36 minutes of training

Course description

Windows 10 uses certificates in many ways. In this course, several are discussed and demonstrated. Learn how to create a certificate using PowerShell and what to do with the certificates to protect your computer.

Course syllabus

Certificates Overview and Use in Windows 10Duration: 2:28

Learn how to protect your Windows 10 host from ransomware, using a new feature to block the ability to encrypt certain files and folders.

Certificate Demonstration Using Internet Information ServicesDuration: 23:09

Watch how to install and configure a secure website using Internet Information Services, which is a built-in feature for Windows 10.

Certificate Authority Installation and UseDuration: 10:28

See how to install a certificate authority and distribute trusted certificates to a Windows 10 host.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen


Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he's performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.