• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Windows servers are the heart of many corporate networks and may contain sensitive company data that, if leaked or stolen by an attacker, would be catastrophic. Protecting the Windows Server assets and preventing a security compromise is an important skill for IT security professionals to master. In this course, you'll learn how to help prevent security incidents by hardening the Windows Server and reducing the attack surface. You'll learn how to follow common security best practices to lock down a Windows system by hardening user accounts, passwords, services, the file system, and common network services, such as DNS and IIS.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Development
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management


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