Learning Path

Windows Server Security


  • Event Logs Course — 00:25:23
    • K0363, K0452, K0608, S0067

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

  • Windows Server Security Project
  • Hyper-V Security Course — 00:13:43
    • There are more virtual machines than ever, and it’s important to be prepared to protect them.

  • Physical Security Course — 00:11:18
    • In case of disaster, you can use the different types of Windows backup to bring your data back as soon as possible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local Account Security Course — 00:24:21
    • K0608, S0067, S0121

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Updating Your Server for Security Course — 00:24:41
    • Learn about updating and patching your Windows 10 hosts, device driver signing and security.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Introduction and Overview of Windows Server Security Course — 00:19:36
    • Get an introduction to the Windows Server operating system and basic security features.

  • Windows Server Security Skill Assessment Assessment — 01:01:00


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.

Wistia video thumbnail

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

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.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

No software. No set up. Unlimited access.

Skip the server racks and spin up a realistic environment with one click. lnfosec Skills cyber ranges require no additional software, hardware or server space so your team can spend less time configuring environments and more time learning. Unlimited cyber range access is included in every lnfosec Skills subscription so your team can skill up however they learn best.

Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    $299 / year

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
  • Infosec Skills Teams

    $799 per license / year

    • Team administration and reporting
    • Dedicated client success manager
    • Single sign-on (SSO)
      Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
    • Integrations via API
      Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

Unlock 7 days of free training

  • 1,400+ hands-on courses and labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • Skill assessments

You're in good company


We use Infosec Skills to provide continuous training to our technicians and to prepare them for various certifications. Infosec Skills allows us to create personalized training programs that focus on each of our technicians’ particular roles and see their progress as they take courses. We also, recommend it to clients to make their IT support teams better.

Caleb Yankus


This has been utilized to bridge the skills gap across our cyber team and to aid them as they prepare for their various certifications. It also has provided a nice learning foundation for our various cyber team members to utilize as we continue to find ways for cross-utilization with operations while minimizing the downtime needed to ensure everyone’s knowledge is the same.

Daniel Simpson


We use Infosec Skills to provide base level knowledge for employees. We also use the services to provide in depth learning for employees as they encounter new technologies. If an employee is is assigned to a new project, we can rely on Infosec Skills to provide a rapid concentrated learning environment. This rapid concentrated learning positions our employees for success.

Infosec Skills Teams client