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Microsoft MTA: Security Fundamentals

Course Summary

This is a practical course for a beginner looking to gain a baseline knowledge in the world of IT security. This practical course moves you from basic concepts right into real-world implementations, cementing new knowledge by giving you the opportunity to


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Getting Started with Security Fundamentals
        ◦ Introduction to Your Instructor and the Course
    ● Introducing Security
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Security?
        ◦ Confidentiality
        ◦ Classifying Data
        ◦ Integrity
        ◦ Availability
        ◦ Defining Threats and Risk Management
        ◦ Risk Categories
        ◦ Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP)
        ◦ Ways of Implementing PoLP
        ◦ Attack Surface
        ◦ Social Engineering
        ◦ Linking Cost with Security
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Physical Security as the First Line of Defense
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Site Security
        ◦ Physical Security
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Starting Security with Authentication
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Authentication?
        ◦ Passwords: Authenticating with What You Are
        ◦ Password Pros and Cons
        ◦ Password Hashing
        ◦ Password Cracking
        ◦ Tokens: Authenticating with What You Possess
        ◦ Tokens Pros and Cons
        ◦ Smart Cards: Another Type of Token
        ◦ Biometrics: Authenticating with What You Are
        ◦ Biometrics Pros and Cons
        ◦ RADIUS and TACACS+
        ◦ Windows' RunAs Capability
        ◦ Key Terms You Should Know
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Authentication Basics
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Meeting Active Directory
        ◦ Domain Controllers
        ◦ Management Tools
        ◦ NTLM
        ◦ Kerberos
        ◦ NTLM vs. Kerberos
    ● Active Directory
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Organizational Units
        ◦ Directory Objects and Groups
    ● Using Encryption to Protect Data
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is Encryption?
        ◦ Public Key Infrastructure
        ◦ Protecting Email, Files, and Disks
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Securing Files via NTFS
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Rights vs. Permissions
        ◦ Copying and Moving Files
        ◦ File and Folder Owners
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Sharing Drives and Folders
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Introduction to Shares
        ◦ Share vs. File Permissions
        ◦ Special and Admin Shares
        ◦ What We Covered
    ● Introducing the Registry
        ◦ The Purpose of the Registry
        ◦ Registry Permissions and Inheritance
    ● Using IPSec
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is IPSec?
        ◦ Triggers and Actions
        ◦ Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    ● Using Auditing
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The Purpose of Auditing
        ◦ Configuring Auditing
        ◦ The Audit Log
        ◦ Considerations for Windows' Native Auditing
    ● Enhancing Security via Password Policies
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Strong Passwords
        ◦ Passphrases
        ◦ Account Lockout
        ◦ Password Aging and History
        ◦ GPOs and Password Policies
        ◦ Understanding Common Password Attacks
    ● Managing Security via Role-Based Access Control
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Roles vs. Groups
        ◦ The Benefits of RBAC
        ◦ The Challenges of RBAC
    ● Using Dedicated Firewalls to Protect a Network
        ◦ Introduction
      


    Course Fee:
    USD 29

    Course Type:

    Self-Study

    Course Status:

    Active

    Workload:

    1 - 4 hours / week

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