Securing Windows Server 2016


This five-day, instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how they can enhance the security of the IT infrastructure that they administer. This course begins by emphasizing the importance of assuming that network breaches have occurred already, and then teaches you how to protect administrative credentials and rights to ensure that administrators can perform only the tasks that they need to, when they need to.
This course also details how you can mitigate malware threats, identify security issues by using auditing and the Advanced Threat Analysis feature in Windows Server 2016, secure your virtualization platform, and use new deployment options, such as Nano server and containers to enhance security. The course also explains how you can help protect access to files by using encryption and dynamic access control, and how you can enhance your network’s security.


This course is for IT professionals who need to administer Windows Server 2016 networks securely. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments, with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.


Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Completed courses 740, 741, and 742, or the equivalent
  • A solid, practical understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • A solid, practical understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.
  • A solid, practical understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization fundamental
  • An understanding of Windows Server security principles


At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Secure Windows Server
  • Secure application development and a server workload infrastructure
  • Manage security baselines
  • Configure and manage just enough and just-in-time (JIT) administration
  • Manage data security
  • Configure Windows Firewall
  • Secure network traffic
  • Secure your virtualization infrastructure
  • Manage malware and threats
  • Configure advanced auditing
  • Manage software updates
  • Manage threats by using Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) and Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)


This course prepares Microsoft exam certification: 70-744 Securing Windows server

Course outline

Module 1: Attacks, breach detection, and Sysinternals tools

In this module, students will learn about breach detection, attack types and vectors, cybercrime, and how you can analyse your system’s activity by using the Sysinternals tool suite.

  • Lesson 1: Understanding attacks
  • Lesson 2: Detecting breaches
  • Lesson 3: Examining activity with the Sysinternals tool
Module 2: Protecting credentials and privileged access

This module explains how you can configure user rights and security options, protect credentials by using credential guard, implement privileged-access workstations, and manage and deploy a local administrator-password solution so that you can manage passwords for local administrator accounts.

  • Lesson 1: Understanding user rights
  • Lesson 2: Computer and service accounts
  • Lesson 3: Protecting credentials
  • Lesson 4: Privileged-Access Workstations and jump servers
  • Lesson 5: Local administrator-password solution
Module 3: Limiting administrator rights with Just Enough Administration

This module explains how to deploy and configure Just Enough Administration (JEA).

  • Lesson 1: Understanding JEA
  • Lesson 2: Verifying and deploying JEA
Module 4: Privileged access management and administrative forests

This module explains the concepts of Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), and Just In Time (JIT) Administration, or Privileged Access Management.

  • Lesson 1: ESAE forests
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Microsoft Identity Manager
  • Lesson 3: Overview of JIT administration and PAM
Module 5: Mitigating malware and threats

This module explains how to configure the Windows Defender, AppLocker, and Device Guard features.

  • Lesson 1: Configuring and managing Windows Defender
  • Lesson 2: Restricting software
  • Lesson 3: Configuring and using the Device Guard feature
  • Lesson 4: Deploying and using the EMET
Module 6: Analyzing activity with advanced auditing and log analytics

This module explains how to use advanced auditing and Windows PowerShell scripts.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of auditing
  • Lesson 2: Advanced auditing
  • Lesson 3: Windows PowerShell auditing and logging
Module 7: Deploying and configuring Advanced Threat Analytics and Microsoft Operations Management Suite

This module explains the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics tool and the Microsoft Operations Management suite (OMS), and details how you can use them to monitor and analyse the security of a Windows Server deployment.

  • Lesson 1: Deploying and configuring ATA
  • Lesson 2: Deploying and configuring Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Module 8: Secure Virtualization Infrastructure

This module explains how to configure Guarded Fabric virtual machines (VMs), including the requirements for shielded and encryption-supported VMs.

  • Lesson 1: Guarded Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Shielded and encryption-supported virtual machines
Module 9: Securing application development and server-workload infrastructure

This module details the Security Compliance Manager, including how you can use it to configure, manage, and deploy baselines. Additionally, students will learn how to deploy and configure Nano Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server Containers.

  • Lesson 1: Using SCM
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Nano Server
  • Lesson 3: Understanding containers
Module 10: Planning and protecting data

This module explains how to configure Encrypting File System (EFS) and BitLocker drive encryption to protect data at rest.

  • Lesson 1: Planning and implementing encryption
  • Lesson 2: Planning and implementing BitLocker
Module 11: Optimizing and securing file services

This module explains how to optimize file services by configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) and Distributed File System (DFS). Students will learn how to protect a device’s data by using encryption or BitLocker. Students also will learn how to manage access to shared files by configuring Dynamic Access Control (DAC).

  • Lesson 1: File Server Resource Manager
  • Lesson 2: Implementing classification management and file-management tasks
  • Lesson 3: Dynamic Access Control
Module 12: Securing network traffic with firewalls and encryption

This module explains the firewalls that are present on Windows Server.

  • Lesson 1: Understanding network-related security threats
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Lesson 3: Configuring IPsec
  • Lesson 4: Datacenter Firewall
Module 13: Securing network traffic

This module explains how to secure network traffic and how to use Microsoft Message Analyzer, Server Message Block (SMB) encryption, and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

  • Lesson 1:  Network-related security threats and connection-security rules
  • Lesson 2: Examining network traffic with Microsoft Message Analyzer
  • Lesson 3: Securing SMB traffic, and analysing SMB traffic

Module 14: Updating Windows Server

This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows Servers and clients.

Lesson 1: Overview of WSUS
Lesson 2: Deploying updates by using WSUS



Official Microsoft courseware

Cursus de certification

MCSE : Cloud Plateform and Infrastructure
You are Already MCSA server 2016, earn your MCSE : Cloud Plateform and Infrastructure with an elective exam: 70-744 Securing Windows server


Lab 1:Basic breach detection and incident response strategies
Lab 2: Implementing user rights, security options, and group-managed service accounts
Lab 3: Configuring and deploying LAPs
Lab 4: Limiting administrator privileges with JEA
Lab 5: Limiting administrator privileges with PAM
Lab 6:Securing applications by using AppLocker, Windows Defender, Device Guard Rules, and the EMET.
Lab 7: Configuring advanced auditing
Lab 8: Deploying ATA and Microsoft Operations Management Suite
Lab 9:Guarded Fabric with administrator-trusted attestation and shielded VMs
Lab 10: Using SCM
Lab 11: Deploying and Configuring Nano Server
Lab 12: Protecting data by using encryption and BitLocker
Lab 13: Quotas and file screening
Lab 14:Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Lab 15: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab 16: Securing DNS
Lab 17:Microsoft Message Analyzer and SMB encryption
Lab 18: Implementing update management

Formations complémentaires

  • 20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • 20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016