Securing the Enterprise Using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

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This 5 day course provides the skills and knowledge needed to implement the primary security features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in an Enterprise environment.

The course focuses on the following features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7: New Security Features of the Server and Client Operating Systems, Server Roles, Kerberos & Multi-Factor Authentication, PKI & Certificate Services, Encrypting File System, Bit Locker, Network Access Protection and Windows Advanced Firewall with IPsec.

Please note, this is a preliminary outline and as such may be subject to change.

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Enterprise Security Infrastructure (4 topics)

  • Confidentiality, Integrity & Availability
  • The ISO/IEC 27000-series
  • The Common Criteria
  • The Changing Security Environment

Windows Server 2008 R2 & Windows 7 (8 topics)

  • Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Server 2008 R2 Editions
  • Server Roles
  • Using Power Shell to Administer Server 2008 R2
  • Introduction to Windows 7
  • Lab: Installing Server Roles
  • Lab: Using PowerShell to administer Server 2008 R2
  • Lab: Investigating Windows 7

Operating System Security Features of Windows Server 2008 R2 (10 topics)

  • Protecting The Windows Boot Process
  • Kernel Patch Protection
  • Discretionary Access Control
  • NTFS
  • User Account Control
  • Mandatory Integrity Control
  • File Classification Infrastructure
  • Lab: Investigating the Windows Boot Process
  • Lab: Investigating Mandatory Integrity Control
  • Lab: Investigating File Classification Infrastructure

Hardening Windows Server 2008 R2 (16 topics)

  • Server Manager
  • Security Configuration & Analysis
  • Security Compliance Toolkit
  • Creating Secure Server Baselines
  • Server 2008 R2 Security Enhancements
  • Group Policy Administration
  • Using App Locker
  • Lab: Using the Security Compliance Toolkit
  • Lab: Using Group Policy to Secure Computers
  • Lab: Using AppLocker
  • Lab: Investigating Certificate Stores
  • Lab: Installing a Root CA
  • Lab: Installing a Subordinate CA
  • Lab: Configuring a Web Server to Use TLS
  • Lab: Using Certificates to Authenticate Users

Authentication in Server 2008 R2 (10 topics)

  • Standard Windows Authentication Mechanisms
  • Local Logon Technologies
  • Kerberos in Active Directory
  • Password Policies
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Smartcards
  • Tokens
  • Lab: Securing Keberos by Using Password Policies
  • Lab: Deploying EFS and EFS Recovery Policies
  • Lab: Deploying Bit Locker

PKI (10 topics)

  • Introduction to Public Key Cryptography
  • Fundamentals of PKI
  • Server 2008 R2 PKI Enhancements
  • Designing a Certification Hierarchy
  • Installing & Configuring CA Servers
  • Transport Layer Security
  • Using Certificates to Secure web Servers
  • Using Certificates to Authenticate Users
  • Certificate Enrolment Policies
  • Lab: Setting up Network Access Protection

Disc Encryption Technologies (8 topics)

  • Using the Correct Disc Encryption Technology
  • Encrypting File System - An Introduction
  • Planning & Implementing EFS Deployment
  • EFS Recovery Policies
  • Bit Locker - An Introduction
  • Planning & Implementing Bit Locker Deployment
  • Attacking Disc Encryption Technology
  • Lab: Setting Up Domain and Server Isolation

Network Access Protection (7 topics)

  • Remote Access Technologies
  • Remote Access Policies
  • Active Directory - Lightweight Directory Services in the Perimeter Network
  • Network Policy & Access Services
  • Network Access Protection
  • Managed & Unmanaged Clients
  • System Health Validator

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (4 topics)

  • The Benefits of Domain & Server Isolation
  • Designing Secure Network Segments
  • IPsec Policies in Server 2008 R2
  • Domain Isolation using Group Policy and IPsec


Delegates should have knowledge to the level of an MCITP Server Administrator or MCITP Enterprise Administrator (or Windows Server 2003 MCSA or MCSE).

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