Learning Path

Windows Server Security 2019

Learn Windows Server Security and the vital aspects of a server that need protection.

What you will learn

Windows Server Security provides an in-depth introduction to the details of securing and handling your Windows server. Beginning with a comprehensive overview, the student will look at access control networks, passwords, authentication, firewall security, Edge browsing security, physical security and more. We’ll also take a close look at one of the most important topics for any student of cybersecurity: disaster recovery.

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Introduction and Overview of Windows Server Security

Course — 00:19:36

K0060, K0077

Get an introduction to the Windows Server operating system and basic security features.

Access Control Network

Course — 00:51:07

K0007, K0033, K0049, K0065, K0117, K0622, S0067

Explore data security, NTFS security and share permissions so that you know how to properly share files and folders securely for your Windows servers.

Password and Authentication

Course — 00:39:35

K0065, K0336, K0452, K0608, S0067

Explore the policies in place to allow you to set security and keep non-authorized personnel from accessing data.

Updating Your Server for Security

Course — 00:24:41

S0067, S0121

Learn about updating and patching your Windows 10 hosts, device driver signing and security.

Firewall Security, Routing and VPNs

Course — 01:08:52

K0104, K0406, K0452, K0608, S0067, S0076, S0084, S0121

Take a look at the Windows Defender firewall and how it’s configured to protect from inside and outside threats.

Edge Browsing Security

Course — 00:16:40

K0349, K0608, S0067

Learn how to secure the Edge web browser in your Windows servers to keep malware away from your computer.

Local Account Security

Course — 00:24:21

K0608, S0067, S0121

Explore account security through automatic prompting, application blocking and more.

Malware and Certificates

Course — 01:07:10

K0056, K0480, K0608, S0067, S0121, S0138

Certificates can be public, domain or self-signed. Learn about the differences in this course, as well as your best anti-malware solutions.

Event Logs

Course — 00:25:23

K0363, K0452, K0608, S0067

Event logs are your window into what’s happening in the system.

Backups and Disaster Recovery

Course — 00:40:46

K0021, K0210, K0440, K0480, K0608, S0067

When disaster strikes, you need to be ready to act. Explore disaster recovery and the importance of backups.

Physical Security

Course — 00:11:18

K0026, K0065, K0487

In case of disaster, you can use the different types of Windows backup to bring your data back as soon as possible.

Hyper-V Security

Course — 00:13:43

K0130, K0610

There are more virtual machines than ever, and it’s important to be prepared to protect them.

Windows Server Security Skill Assessment

Assessment — 122 questions — 01:01:00

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.

The details

Learning path insights

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.

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