Learning Path

Windows 10 Host Security

Learn how to protect hosts both in SOHO and enterprise environments.

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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Introduction and Overview of Windows 10 Host Security

Course — 00:12:05


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Windows 10 Host Security Project

Project — 02:24:28

Practice your Windows 10 Host Security skills by solving challenges.

Windows 10 Host Security Skill Assessment

Assessment — 54 questions — 00:27:00

Meet the author

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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How to claim CPEs

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