Learning Path

Windows 10 Host Security


  • Windows 10 Host Security Project
    • Practice your Windows 10 Host Security skills by solving challenges.

  • Remote Access Security Course — 00:23:56
    • K0071, K0104, K0247, K0375, K0608, S0067, S0267

      Road warriors keep companies running by being able to sell anywhere. You need a secure platform from which to do this, and in this course we discuss and demonstrate these concepts.

  • Wireless Security Course — 00:35:26
    • K0071, K0104, K0375, K0428, K0452, K0608, S0067

      More computers connect wirelessly to their corporate LAN and the internet than ever before. Learn about the different encryption types and the most secure way to connect.

  • Backup and Recovery Course — 00:56:24
    • K0021, K0210, K0440, K0480, K0608, S0067

      In case of disaster, encryption or other malady, you can use the different types of Windows backups to bring your data back as soon as possible to your Windows 10 hosts.

  • Auditing Features Course — 00:44:42
    • K0363, K0452, K0608, S0067

      Windows logs tell us how our computer is doing and whether we should focus on any piece of hardware or software to fix an impending issue that could result in a breach.

  • Certificates Course — 00:36:05
    • K0056, K0608, S0067, S0121, S0138

      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.

  • Application Management Course — 00:30:21
    • K0480, K0608, K0610, S0067, S0121

      Let’s talk about keeping your computer safe while loading applications is a safe way to operate your computer. Utilizing AppLocker, isolation and assigned access can help you do that. These concepts are discussed and demonstrated in this course.

  • Web Browser Security Course — 00:13:48
    • K0349, K0608, S0067

      Browsing the web is one of the two biggest malware risks with Windows 10, with email being the second. Learn how to secure the Edge web browser in your Windows 10 hosts to keep malware away from your computer.

  • Local Group and Security Policy Course — 00:16:58
    • K0065, K0608, S0043, S0067, S0121

      Local policies drive security in Windows 10 in ways many don’t realize. Learn how to configure them in a few simple steps.

  • User Account Management Course — 00:23:44
    • K0608, S0067, S0121

      There are many types of accounts, but do you know the best policy for what type you should use when logging onto your Windows 10 host? In this course, we explain and demonstrate these features and options.

  • Introduction and Overview of Windows 10 Host Security Course — 00:12:05
    • K0060

      An introduction on the Windows 10 operating system and a history of Windows security issues and features in Windows 10 that can protect your host.

  • Data Security Course — 01:13:01
    • K0117, K0622, S0067

      Data security in these videos is about protecting access from people who shouldn’t have access. NTFS security and share permissions are covered so you know how to properly share files and folders securely for your Windows hosts.

  • Authentication Mechanisms Course — 00:37:19
    • K0065, K0336, K0452, K0608, S0067

      There are policies in place to allow you to log into a computer and set the security to keep non-authorized personnel from accessing that data. These policies and procedures are demonstrated in this course.

  • Hardening Techniques Course — 00:46:23
    • K0406, K0452, K0608, S0067, S0076, S0084, S0121

      Learn how to update and patch your Windows 10 hosts both locally and through Active Directory automatically. You’ll also learn about firewalls and Windows Defender.

  • Windows 10 Host Security Skill Assessment Assessment — 54 questions — 00:27:00


What you will learn

Editing policies at both the host level as well as utilizing tools in Active Directory are covered and demonstrated to help keep your data safe, as well as any client data that the hosts may contain. Many different real world examples are presented as well as experiences from the presenter. See how your organization can benefit by protecting your Windows 10 computers from malware, wireless hacking, open firewall ports, browsing the web and much more.

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Meet the author

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.

The details

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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